Jan 6, 2012

Red Hat Certified Technician skills

Troubleshooting and System Maintenance

RHCTs should be able to:
  • boot systems into different run levels for troubleshooting and system maintenance
  • diagnose and correct misconfigured networking
  • diagnose and correct host name resolution problems
  • configure the X Window System and a desktop environment
  • add new partitions, file systems, and swap to existing systems
  • use standard command-line tools to analyse problems and configure system

Installation and Configuration

RHCTs must be able to:
  • perform network OS installation
  • implement a custom partitioning scheme
  • configure printing
  • configure the scheduling of tasks using cron and at
  • attach system to a network directory service, such as NIS or LDAP
  • configure autofs
  • add and manage users, groups, quotas, and File Access Control Lists
  • configure file system permissions for collaboration
  • install and update packages using rpm
  • properly update the kernel package
  • configure the system to update/install packages from remote repositories using yum or pup
  • modify the system boot loader
  • implement software RAID at install-time and run-time
  • use /proc/sys and sysctl to modify and set kernel run-time parameters
  • use scripting to automate system maintenance tasks
  • configure NTP for time synchronisation with a higher-stratum server


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