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Certificate in Enterprise Linux Administration (PCELA)

Overview Entry Requirements What You'll Study Your Future

What You'll Study

The course comprises two modules and one bootcamp, and will be conducted over two semesters:

Module Code Module Name Period Total Hours Fee(excl GST)
ET0250 Enterprise Linux Essentials

Year 2 Sem 2



ET0251 Enterprise Linux System Administration

Year 3 Sem 1



- Bootcamp for Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification

Year 3 Sem 1 Vacation



Students must complete and pass all assessments in the 2 modules, attend the Bootcamp programme and sit for the RHCSA certification examination to be awarded the Certificate in Enterprise Linux Administration.

The assessment of student performance consists of in-course assessments. These will comprise quizzes and practical tests.


Sypnoses of Modules

ET0250 Enterprise Linux Essentials

Students learn the basics of a Linux system through essential Linux commands and some GUI utilities. Students will:

  • Understand the Linux file systems structure
  • Open, edit, and save text documents using the vi editor
  • Understand users, groups and file access permissions
  • Use I/O redirection and pipes
  • Find and process files
  • Investigate and manage processes
  • Use network utilities
  • Use system configuration and administration tools

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ET0251 Enterprise Linux System Administration

The module focuses on skills in system administration on Enterprise Linux, to a level where students can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network. It provides intensive hands-on training on Enterprise Linux. Students will :

  • Manage software packages with yum and rpm
  • Understand system and service initialization
  • Configure kernel parameters and manage processes and memory
  • Set up core services: Logging, Printing, X Window System
  • Automate tasks with cron and anacron
  • Manage existing file systems and integrate new file systems
  • Perform user and group administration
  • Understand IPv4 and IPv6 networking
  • Connect to network directory services like NIS and LDAP
  • Backup and protect file systems
  • Implement advanced partitioning schemes like Software RAID and LVM
  • Install Enterprise Linux Interactively and with Kickstart
  • Troubleshoot basic system problems

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Bootcamp for Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification

This is a 30-hour-long hands-on programme that will prepare students for RHCSA Certification Exam.

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