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Old 11-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Question RHCSA and RHCE certification exam setup


I am planning to take RHCSA exam in next month and later RHCE exam and have read the "Hands on Guide to the Red Hat Certification" Book for the prepration, which I would say was very helpful and recommend to anyone who is planning to take the exam.
I am already working as a Linux admin, so I am quite comfortable with the linux in general. However, this is the first time, I am going for a Red Hat exam. and as I have heard about it that the exam is all hands on (Which would be very exciting!!!). I would like to prepare for it better. Now I have read enough in the other forums and I understand that you are not supposed to discuss about the exam questions with others. But I have some other question regarding the setup provided for the exam, which I think shouldn't harm.

1. Is the exam 2.5 hours or 6 hours (half day as they say in website) ?
2. Are we supposed to work remotely on a server or we are provided the console and physical access of the desktop/server which we are to work upon.
3. If there are multiple servers/client to be used, do we get real physical boxes or the virtual machines (using vmvare or Virtual Box?)
4. Website says "Documentation that comes with Red Hat will be provided" Does it mean Red Hat 6.0 installation DVD as well?
5. I know that Internet access is not provided, but is there a local yum repositry available to install packages or we are just supposed to use rpm?

Can any of the certified member kindly answer some or all of these questions?

Thanks,
DN.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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1. Is the exam 2.5 hours or 6 hours (half day as they say in website) ?
RHCSA exam is of 2.5 hours and RHCE exam is of 2 hours. If you are taking both the exams on same day then you will get a break of 1 hour in between.

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2. Are we supposed to work remotely on a server or we are provided the console and physical access of the desktop/server which we are to work upon.
You will be working on virtual machine which will be pre-installed.

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3. If there are multiple servers/client to be used, do we get real physical boxes or the virtual machines (using vmvare or Virtual Box?)
Single virtual machine only.

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4. Website says "Documentation that comes with Red Hat will be provided" Does it mean Red Hat 6.0 installation DVD as well?
Nope. That means man pages.

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5. I know that Internet access is not provided, but is there a local yum repositry available to install packages or we are just supposed to use rpm?
That sounds like a question to me. This will come as surprise to you. Give the exam and you will get to know about it.
 
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Terminator!! This is really very helpful!!!
 
Old 11-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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You're welcome. Enjoy Linux!!!
 
Old 03-21-2012, 04:52 AM   #5
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Please help me to know how I can Create a 100MB swap partition. my linux computer is freshly installed.
If you can read your screen, please the the date of the thread. And do you understand that the thread was created to understand how RHCSA exam is? Please open a separate thread for your issue in a relevant forum to get better help.
 
Old 03-24-2012, 01:47 PM   #6
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Hello Everyone,

I am planning to appear in the RHCSA/RHCE next month that is in April. I am more or less covered with the prepration, however today i visited one of th Red Hat Exam partners for enrollment and i was surprised about the changes that he said has been made in the format with the introduction of RHEL6. Here are the things that he told me:

1. From RHCSA/RHCE 6 the troubleshooting and Installation part is now totally gone, and it will be configuration from only now by what he meant that configuring different types of servers.
2. The exam would be based entirely on the objectives mentioned by RedHat on their website for both RHCSA and RHCE.

Also he said that RHCSA exam would be of 2.5 Hours and RHCE would be 2 hours and both the exams would contain 40 questions. Can anybody please let me know if the above information is correct, i have tried doing a lot of search on google but could not find what i was looking for, so any help from anybody would be highly appreciated.

Also please tell me what is the passing criteria, i mean what is the total marks for both the exams and how much is the passing criteria.

Has anyone recently appeared for RHCE 6 exam on RHEL6 ? What it was like, i have been reading everywhere on the Internet that it is much more difficult than it was earlier in RHCE5. Is it really so or is just hype, i mean if you don't understand the things everything would be difficult, however you know things it would be same weather is RHEL 5 or 6.

Please friends share every piece of knowledge you have, it might be really helpful for me.

Thanks in advance.
Rohit Bhanot
 
Old 03-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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Hello Everyone,
I am planning to appear in the RHCSA/RHCE next month that is in April. I am more or less covered with the prepration, however today i visited one of th Red Hat Exam partners for enrollment and i was surprised about the changes that he said has been made in the format with the introduction of RHEL6. Here are the things that he told me:

1. From RHCSA/RHCE 6 the troubleshooting and Installation part is now totally gone, and it will be configuration from only now by what he meant that configuring different types of servers.
2. The exam would be based entirely on the objectives mentioned by RedHat on their website for both RHCSA and RHCE.

Also he said that RHCSA exam would be of 2.5 Hours and RHCE would be 2 hours and both the exams would contain 40 questions. Can anybody please let me know if the above information is correct, i have tried doing a lot of search on google but could not find what i was looking for, so any help from anybody would be highly appreciated.
If you've done alot of searching and asked Red Hat exam partners, I'm surprised they didn't mention the part about where you aren't allowed to discuss the details of the exam. Read the guides, and learn Linux. Then you'll be ready to take the test.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #8
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If you've done alot of searching and asked Red Hat exam partners, I'm surprised they didn't mention the part about where you aren't allowed to discuss the details of the exam. Read the guides, and learn Linux. Then you'll be ready to take the test.
First of as i mentioned in the beginning of my post that all i have already prepared myself for exam , however since i got to know that there are some changes made in the exam format in RHCE6, that is why i asked about this. I am not asking for any questions, dumps or any such sort of stuff. All i wanted to know about was the 2 things which were

1. Total marks and passing criteria
2. And weather that troubleshooting and installation part is really removed from the curriculum.

And i do not know think there is anything wrong with that and more over it has nothing to do with how prepared you are. You might be very well prepared for any kind of exam but if you do not know what the format, duration of the exam would be, you might actually fail also.

If anyone is willing to help me out on that by sharing some knowledge i would really appreciate.
Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
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It's general info provided by the Red Hat on their site (like Certification FAQ and such)
- 210/300 points (70%) is "pass" on both exams
- there's no troubleshooting and installation
- exam duration is 2.5 hours for RHCSA, 2 hours for RHCE

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #10
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It's general info provided by the Red Hat on their site (like Certification FAQ and such)
- 210/300 points (70%) is "pass" on both exams
- there's no troubleshooting and installation
- exam duration is 2.5 hours for RHCSA, 2 hours for RHCE
Thanks stef80 for sharing the information, however i could not find the same on Red Hat website so if possible could you provide the link for information.

Anyways thanks a lot.

Rohit
 
Old 03-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rohit_4739 View Post
First of as i mentioned in the beginning of my post that all i have already prepared myself for exam , however since i got to know that there are some changes made in the exam format in RHCE6, that is why i asked about this. I am not asking for any questions, dumps or any such sort of stuff. All i wanted to know about was the 2 things which were

1. Total marks and passing criteria
2. And weather that troubleshooting and installation part is really removed from the curriculum.
And you also mentioned that you asked RedHat exam partners...they should know that information, and would have been easily able to tell you. And as stef80 said, that information is also on RedHat's website.
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And i do not know think there is anything wrong with that and more over it has nothing to do with how prepared you are. You might be very well prepared for any kind of exam but if you do not know what the format, duration of the exam would be, you might actually fail also.

If anyone is willing to help me out on that by sharing some knowledge i would really appreciate.
Thanks
If you're prepared and have the knowledge, it doesn't matter if it's 10 minutes long, or 10 hours long. Also doesn't matter what parts are included/excluded, since you would already know the subject. The format is the same...there is a question, and it's up to you to answer it. You will either know the answer or not.
 
Old 03-26-2012, 11:03 AM   #12
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And you also mentioned that you asked RedHat exam partners...they should know that information, and would have been easily able to tell you. And as stef80 said, that information is also on RedHat's website.

If you're prepared and have the knowledge, it doesn't matter if it's 10 minutes long, or 10 hours long. Also doesn't matter what parts are included/excluded, since you would already know the subject. The format is the same...there is a question, and it's up to you to answer it. You will either know the answer or not.
Well i guess you did not even read my question carefully in the first place, i wanted to confirm that what ever the Training Partner Center said. Thank you so much for your answer but it didn't helped me as it neither answered my question nor it was descriptive nor did i liked the way you are replying. Being a senior member of the forum you should have some politeness and courtesy while replying others. Thanks to stef80 he has answered what i was asking. Having knowledge doesn't mean that you should not inquire about details of the exam. Anyways i do not want to argue here.

Rohit
 
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Well i guess you did not even read my question carefully in the first place, i wanted to confirm that what ever the Training Partner Center said.
Sorry, I *DID* read your question carefully. Did you read the reply? No one who has taken the test can discuss it. Other data (time, pass/fail marks etc.), can be found on their website, and available from the 'training partners' you asked. If you knew people at a RedHat training center, why would you think you'd get a different answer from others?
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Thank you so much for your answer but it didn't helped me as it neither answered my question nor it was descriptive nor did i liked the way you are replying. Being a senior member of the forum you should have some politeness and courtesy while replying others. Thanks to stef80 he has answered what i was asking. Having knowledge doesn't mean that you should not inquire about details of the exam. Anyways i do not want to argue here.
If you don't like it, report the thread; tell a moderator; otherwise, too bad. Don't think people are being polite?? Think about why: YOU reopened an old thread, and posted your own question in it. You were ANSWERED and didn't like the answer. The answers were easily found on RedHat's website, if you had bothered to look, which you didn't. Stef80 found them...I found them, and you say you had access to a RedHat training partner, who could answer them as well.

Your question and subsequent responses would indicate that you didn't try to get these answers, and wanted others to look them up for you. Which is a good reason for folks not to be too polite in their responses.
 
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Well i guess you did not even read my question carefully in the first place, i wanted to confirm that what ever the Training Partner Center said. Thank you so much for your answer but it didn't helped me as it neither answered my question nor it was descriptive nor did i liked the way you are replying. Being a senior member of the forum you should have some politeness and courtesy while replying others. Thanks to stef80 he has answered what i was asking. Having knowledge doesn't mean that you should not inquire about details of the exam. Anyways i do not want to argue here.

Rohit
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Sorry but Red Hat has a different perspective as to the exams therefore you are not correct for your queries.
Too take the exam you will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement(NDA). This agreement between Red Hat requires that the participant does not reveal anything related to the exam. That includes discussion for direct questions about content for exam participants;
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You can download the above and read the various agreements.

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The guy wasn't asking for specifics of questions or wanting answers. The questions he was asking were not covered by the NDA and freely available on the Redhat website, he just might have had a little trouble finding them.

Personally I wouldn't walk into an exam without having a rough idea of the format, but you decided to bite his head off for no reason. His question was then answered by someone much more helpful.

If people can no longer ask questions on this forum which are already answered somewhere on the internet then what is the point of this forum? Every question on here has already been answered somewhere online.

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