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Old 09-23-2007, 05:16 AM   #1
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Smile Red Hat Certified Engineer(RHCE) Exam.


Good morning.

Question:
1. how about the RHCE exam?
Section I: Troubleshooting and System Maintenance
(2.5 hours)
Section II: Installation and Configuration (3.0
hours)

Is it this RHCE exam just only 2 section and (NO
MULTIPLE CHOICE), all are PERFORMANCE BASE(Using
knowledge and experience to setup,troubleshooting real
pc&server)? I ask this question because i want to
totally comfirm the exam style, because i search forum
from internet that said the RHCE exam still have
"Multiple Choice"??



2. The comming RHCE exam is using what version red hat
OS? is it RHLE AS 4 , RHLE AS 3 or ....



3. The RHCE exam how much(Just Exam Price Not Include
Course in USD) than all country are same price rate?


4. The RHCE exam if "re-sit for RHCE exam" how much
USD?

Please reply me as soon as posible. Thank you
very much.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 06:19 AM   #2
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1. Yes, no questions, just performing tasks on real computers which are automatically validated by the tutor.

2. RHCE exams always cover the current version. the current version is rhel5.

3. Prices will always vary, never just going to be a straight swap in USD

4. a resit would be full cost unless your test centre has an offer / alternative policy around it. as the exam is based on a real machine with real installation media etc... you can't just nip in somewhere and try again.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 02:36 PM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Certifications and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 10-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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If you just want to take the exam it is USD$749. You will need to be WELL prepared for all sections on the RHCE Exam Prep Guide. I just finished the RH300 which is the "Fast Track" Class with the RHCE exam at the end.

I did not receive the RHCE (I got the RHCT). Even though I have been administering UNIX systems for 11 years and RHEL systems for 3, I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was.

Bottom line is know everything on the RHCE Exam Prep Guide COLD before you go into the exam room. I probably would have gotten RHCE if I had another hour or two, but the point is, the exam is about performing various tasks in a real world setting and spending hours to troubleshoot and fix some network services (DNS, E-mail, etc) in some corporate settings might seem excessive.

The RHCE deserves its high esteem in IT.

Good Luck
 
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well i disagree, i really do. everyone else on my course, bar the three of us who did well, did appear to be struggling, but then they were solaris admins, enthusiasts, windows bods... I finished the RHCE in well under half the time alloted. The point here is that I *know* how good I am, and i did *NOT* deserve to gain a qualification as rated as the RHCE with a 97% grade. my level of redhat knowledge should, imho, have helped me just about scrape through, but instead it was just patronisingly easy to me... i was expecting to need to actually understand squid, not just add one paltry line to squid.conf etc...
 
Old 10-14-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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well i disagree, i really do. everyone else on my course, bar the three of us who did well, did appear to be struggling, but then they were solaris admins, enthusiasts, windows bods... I finished the RHCE in well under half the time alloted. The point here is that I *know* how good I am, and i did *NOT* deserve to gain a qualification as rated as the RHCE with a 97% grade. my level of redhat knowledge should, imho, have helped me just about scrape through, but instead it was just patronisingly easy to me... i was expecting to need to actually understand squid, not just add one paltry line to squid.conf etc...
Excellent post. I agree and felt the same way after I took the exam. Too much emphasis on stuff that I will never use.

I wish that we were judged by actual results and skill rather than a certificate.


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Old 10-14-2007, 01:49 PM   #7
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well i disagree, i really do... i did *NOT* deserve to gain a qualification as rated as the RHCE with a 97% grade.
Fair enough. So just as you've offered your (subjective) bit, here is mine: The test is difficult as hell, and if you don't know your RHEL stuff frontwards and back, you can virtually guarantee you'll walk away with squat.

I sat for the exam with a class of 12, after taking the fast track course (along with the others). The class consisted of two Windows-centric fellas, but the rest were highly knowledgeable Solaris and/or Linux sysadmins. All but three of us failed the first part of the exam. One guy left in a huff. The three of us who passed the first part also passed the second part.

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i was expecting to need to actually understand squid, not just add one paltry line to squid.conf etc...
It's not as simple as that statement would imply, unless you happen to know exactly which paltry line needs to be added/modified for the various services.

To the OP I say: Good luck.

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Old 10-14-2007, 01:52 PM   #8
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well sure there were other people who did walk out shortly after the start, but if i were hiring a linux admin i wouldn't for a second think that an RHCE meant they could be a day on day off sysadmin. I know how much I don't know, normally shown up whenever i meet Jeremy or david_ross in a bar.

and *please* don't think i'm being arrogant, i'm really not trying to be, and I hope it doesn't sound that way. As above, i expected to scrape through, and I think that fact that i didn't reflects much more on the exam than myself.

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Old 10-14-2007, 01:58 PM   #9
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I'd argue exactly the reverse. (And I didn't mean to imply you are being arrogant.)

The fact that you sailed through does reflect upon you and not the exam. You may be highly talented (apparently you are, though I don't know you from Adam). I don't think your experience was the common one, and I would simply add that caution for anyone thinking of sitting for the RHCE exam.

$749 is not a small amount of money for most folks to find out they're not as clever as they think they are.
 
  


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