McGraw-Hill Osborne Media RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302)
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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302)
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The only classroom-based training and self-assessment system! Osborne's RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide, Third Edition provides 100% complete coverage of all objectives for exam RH302. Based on 300,000 hours of IT training experience, the book contains hundreds of practice exam questions and hands-on exercises. The CD-ROM features full practice exam software, an electronic book, and an additional three-part multiple choice, debugging, and installation test.
Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 4
A nice bunch of info about Redhat and RHCE
All I have to say about this book is that it's old info.
I bought this book about a year ago with the hopes of studying for my RHCE. After looking through most of the book I suddenly realized that it was talking about mostly Redhat 7.x and only had a few small parts of Redhat 8.x.
Now with the advent of RHEL 3 I have no idea if it is even good study material any more. If you go to the Redhat site, there are parts of the RHCE FAQ that state that the RHCE will now be based on RHEL. Now while I realize that there are TONS of stuff that haven't changed in Redhat, I would really be mad to have failed the test because of some RHEL stuff that I missed.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $35.00 | Rating: 8
A Ton of information in this book...
Michael Jang has a tendency to repeat himself a lot...
I picked up a used Fourth Edition from amazon.com for $35 + s/h and was not disappointed. The fourth edition has been updated for RHEL 3 (except RH is now testing over RHEL 4) and covers a ton of information. There is even a section on compiling a custom kernel that is not covered during the exam, but is defiantly something every admin needs to know. Jang tends to repeat himself a lot in the book, but I can live with that given the quality/quantity of information in the book.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8
Covers all you need to know to pass the exam, or close enough
Behind the times, repetitive
I picked up the fourth Edition of this book as well and thought it was very well written. However, it is very repetitive. The phrase "Time is of the essence" is repeated so many times. Also you can see quite a lot of copy and pasting from one section to the next. Despite that it is still a good book, although, as stated it seems to be behind the times. I studied the RHEL 3 book for the RHEL 4 exam and passed the first time. You will need to try all the example to make sure they are still accurate in the new version of the RHEL exam. But as long as you do that you will be fine.