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Old 07-19-2004, 05:44 PM   #46
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Currently studying my RHCT... hope to take the exam real soon.
been a while since iv been here, but i passed my RHCT.

Im now studying my RHCE, exam is in sept.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 06:41 PM   #47
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MCSE, MCDST, MCP, Linux+

Pays to be well rounded.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 09:53 PM   #48
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hmm i got my MCP but didnt really wanna go any further with it.

seems that everybody i know in IT has it so i wanted something different.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 11:17 PM   #49
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All the best for all of you soon to be appearing.

I agree that almost everyone has MS certified courses. But the trends are changing and atleast in India, people have started enquiring about RedHat courses and others, which I am sorry to say are not many in India.

But I guess it will soon change.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:04 AM   #50
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lol maybe ill jump on a plane to india then
 
Old 07-20-2004, 08:57 AM   #51
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You are most welcome. Anyways we would be getting the Novell certificate soon

I am really looking forward to it. Just to 'check' it out.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 04:34 PM   #52
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LPI 101 ~ failed by 2 questions ~ with little hand on, now going for RHCE, which is now pure practical & takin' my time ~ hopefully get a job in in Investment Banking with it

prep :

- RHCE book,
-plus obtian RHEL
- a PC + laptop & 2-3 months of hardcorereadin,
- answer questions here on LinuxQuestions

~ only way to be a Guru unless anyone know better !
 
Old 08-18-2004, 07:22 PM   #53
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Bummer Good luck on writing your RHCE.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:55 AM   #54
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hey stevie_velvet

all the best on your exam. Hope you prepare well and do well
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:01 AM   #55
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cheers all ~ i hav't set a date so anyonw who is RHCT & RHCE willing to share their experience would be a plus
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:53 AM   #56
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please help me by giving suitable tips as to where to concentrate on while doing RHCE!! and do tell me your experience after doing your course.. including job opportunities.....
 
Old 08-22-2004, 06:19 AM   #57
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kerala has fantastic vegetarian food

..anyway ~ www.rhce2b.com should help you
 
Old 08-22-2004, 06:23 AM   #58
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majeztik ~ willing share your experince of RHCT ~ as far as i understand RHCT is about the installing+break&fix , where RHCE is install + service configuratyion & scenarios ?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:35 PM   #59
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The biggest issue with the RHCE test is time. From the moment you start in the morning until the end of the afternoon you're behind the 8-ball. I didn't understand this when I wrote it the first time and got blown out of the water (got my RHCT though).

I did get my RHCE eventually, and I think much of it had to do with time management. Without breaking the NDA, here's what I can tell you:

Redhat tells you everything you need to know for the test at http://www.redhat.com/training/rhce/examprep.html . When I saw the list I though "Great - that's everyting I could possibly need to do on a system. They must ask a subset of these tasks." Nope. You need to know all of those tasks, and in enough detail to be able to do them without documentation.

For eample, Redhat lists the following Troubleshooting tasks as Technician-level

RHCTs should be able to:

boot systems into different run levels for troubleshooting and system maintenance
diagnose and correct misconfigured networking
diagnose and correct hostname resolution problems
configure the X Window System and a desktop environment
add new partitions, filesystems, and swap to existing systems
use standard command-line tools to analyze problems and configure system

Can you fix 5 bugs from this list in less than an hour, most of it without online documentation? If not then your test day will be very short. If you do not complete the first 5 compulsory (RHCT-level) questions in the first hour you fail the day.

Similarly, look at the Install requirements. If you consider that the initial OS load will take about 20 min, you have 160 minutes in the afternoon to accomplish all those tasks. Do the math - if it takes you more than 10 min to install, configure and test squid then you're going too slow. Same for Apache. Same for vsftpd. Same for email, NFS, SAMBA, creating users & groups, cron jobs, etc..
You have NO TIME to read the online documentation or man pages for more than one or two items.

I have written with 25 others in the times I took the test and nobody left early (even the hotshots who finished their 5 compulsory bugs in 12 minues).


Oh, and don't forget to implement access rules - if the services are running and they can't be accessed from the network you don't get credit!

Speed drills are your friend. Make up task lists to perform, based upon the Redhat study guide web page. For example:

add new partitions, filesystems, and swap to existing systems
add and manage users, groups, and quotas
configure filesystem permissions for collaboration (from the Redhat guide)

Maybe you could make a task list that looks like the following:

"Create users huey, dewey, louie and donald. All users should have password of "disney". huey dewey and louie should belong to user group "ducklings". Create an ext3 partition of 250MB and mount it on /shareddata/ducklings to hold shared group data. /shareddata/ducklings should be read-write accessable by group members only and files created by group members should be owned by group "ducklings". "

Can you do that in under 10-15 min (including su to one if the ducklings id's and testing access by touching a file in /home/ducklings)? Practice it until you can. You should get to the point that you know where most config files live, what the files look like when you vi them and how to most quickly accomplish the task at hand - e.g. I find the GUI easiest to use to configure SAMBA but for Apache I vi the /etc/httpd/config/httpd.conf file by hand.

Practice the stuff you hate (for me it was postfix). You'll get fast at it and you won't hate it anymore. Guess what? You'll end up learnng some stuff about Linux you never knew before, too.

In the end you'll end up prepared for the tempo of the exam. You won't panic and you'll have time to check your work and maybe deal with some unknown curveballs.

One last thing - after all of this, if you can afford to take the accellerated prep course RH300 you will be well prepared for the test (but not without the speed drills first - the pace of the class is so fast that if you fall behind you may not recover).

I hope this helps anyone preparing to take this cert. It is a test not to be taken lightly but if I could pass it you can too.


Derek
 
Old 08-23-2004, 12:46 AM   #60
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i am a RHCT certified but guys i tell u need to put in a lot of effort and still have lady luck behind u. i have missed my RHCE by 10marks. so guys get going best of luck for those who r writing .
 
  


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