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Old 12-02-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
trey85stang
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Anyone an RHCT??


I am thinking about studying for the RHCT exam... my wife has a week long traning class in afew months and I was thinking of going with her and taking the RHCT exam since they are given at this traning location.

Anyways.. is this test passable without taking the two recommended classes that go along with the exam?? The only study guide I can seem to fond is 60 bucks.. and if it isn't passable without taking the classes id rather not waste my time or money ($349USD for the exam).

So does any have it.. and was the test that difficult??
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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Sorry trey i don't have an ans to your question ,infact I have a question myself, which one is better LPI or RHCE?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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I haven't taken the test my self but I have the RHCE study guide. Let me just say that you have to know a lot to pass the RHCE. I'm sure the RHCT is easier but it is still very tough. I knew almost everything in the book minus a few things like regular expressions, raid setup, LVM, and a few others. Its just a lot of information to know. Only 60% of the people who take the RHCE exam pass.

With that said, I think being a RHCE is really great for your career. A lot of people have a microsoft certification but a linux cert is very respected amongst the computer community. Simply because their are not a lot of them out there.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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I'll let you all know my input. First of all I am a Technical Recruiter in the high tech field and have several years experience.
I would have to agree with crashed....the RHCT or RHCE is much better than any general linux cert. specialy the one from comp tia. I am not bad mouthing comp tia, but because RH, SUSE and Mandrake (and a few other) are the big names in Linux, it's best to have one from them. Ideally RH. Yes, a lot of peopl have their microsoft, cisco, and a+ certs, but there are a few with the RH cert. I myself am taking classes for the CCNA, A+, HTI, RHCT, and Comp Tia's Linux+ cert right now. RH cert will help you stand out in front of the billions....well not billions, instead thousands of candidates for a job.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:54 PM   #5
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thanks for the info everyone... I dont think I would ever try and walk in and take the RHCE exam (I would go through the required classes). but, I was curious about the RHCT exam. It is only a 3 hour exam going over setup, installation and configuration w/ some security points. and this is only for the client end of the setup.

Even on a pretty large linux board it does not seem that anyone has any of the RH certs. I am also looking into Novell's linux certs.. might be some leadway with getting those as well.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 02:23 AM   #6
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any ideas about LPI certification,?as I guess RH certification is not offered in my country
 
Old 06-11-2006, 01:09 PM   #7
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My results of the exam

I have taken the RH133 taining course and the RHCT exam for RedHat 4. I can tell you from experience the chances of passing aren't very good if you don't know what your doing. Out of 10 or so people, maybe 3 passed in the class I took. It is hard, they make it hard on purpose. If it wasn't hard there would be as many rhce's as there are msce's. You could study from a book and pass, but your better off taking the course. I was already Linux + when I took it and thought I'd do ok since I had been using RedHat since 1999. But that didn't help, I spent over $3000 of my own money to do this, for the 4.5 day course. That includes hotel, etc., but it was $3,000 well spent, because even though I didn't pass, I did get a new job as a Linux System Admin. And in my humble opinion RHx beats anything else anyday.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 05:07 PM   #8
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damn it.....I didnt notice original it was posted so early.

Last edited by sifatb; 09-09-2006 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 05:17 PM   #9
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I have taken the RH133 taining course and the RHCT exam for RedHat 4. I can tell you from experience the chances of passing aren't very good if you don't know what your doing. Out of 10 or so people, maybe 3 passed in the class I took. It is hard, they make it hard on purpose. If it wasn't hard there would be as many rhce's as there are msce's. You could study from a book and pass, but your better off taking the course. I was already Linux + when I took it and thought I'd do ok since I had been using RedHat since 1999. But that didn't help, I spent over $3000 of my own money to do this, for the 4.5 day course. That includes hotel, etc., but it was $3,000 well spent, because even though I didn't pass, I did get a new job as a Linux System Admin. And in my humble opinion RHx beats anything else anyday.
I think it was the lack of practice. RH courses also requires skill that comes from practces, beside knowledge. I've started my journey of Linux through RH033, I studied RH133 for greater than 2Weeks, then the result came. I am thinking to take a long prep. for RHCE.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 08:04 AM   #10
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Hummm

Hi Trey,
Yes RHCE is the top certs in the open sourse and Linux Arena. But I would recomend you not to go for RHCT, rather directly go for RHCE exam. Will help you save a lor of money and time. Yes, training is also a major factor, but as am a trainer if you need any techinial assistance am always there.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 04:39 PM   #11
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I just passed the RHCT a couple days ago after the 4 day class. I can't say what was on it, but the class prepared me well. I don't know what is in the self study books.

It was fairly easy considering the class covered the "types" of questions and problems you encounter in the test. I can honestly say I would not have passed it without the class, so unless you are a Linux guru, some self study is in order.

If it makes you feel any better, I still consider myself a VERY green Linux n00bie compared to the excellent advice given on this forum by some members. If you understand 50% of any given days' replies on this forum, you'll have no trouble.

Rob
 
Old 10-19-2006, 03:49 AM   #12
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I can't say what was on it,
What's that about? You forgot what was on it or Redhat forbids you to talk about it?
 
  


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