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reaz_mahmood 09-04-2016 12:18 PM

--help options in the real rhcsa exam?
 
I am currently preparing for rhcsa exam using self study video tutorial. In many places , i see the instructor using "--help" option to look up which option to use in a particular situation. I wanted to clarify can i use the "--help" option in the actual exam terminal?
thanks in advance.

Jjanel 09-05-2016 01:17 AM

Yes, per web search:
may|can|permitted to use --help options in the rhcsa exam?
which returned:
https://www.certdepot.net/rhel7-rhcsa-exam-objectives
as 1st result.

Best wishes! p.s. Welcome to LQ! Feel free to introduce yourself (hwd/goals/exp...) in the
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ember-intro-24
"Member Intro" Forum...

p.s. I'm just curious if you are using either/any of the [new] RHCE (RHEL7) books published in the past year... I'm reading a couple of them.... (from library, free: yea!)

reaz_mahmood 09-06-2016 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jjanel (Post 5600832)
Yes, per web search:
may|can|permitted to use --help options in the rhcsa exam?
which returned:
https://www.certdepot.net/rhel7-rhcsa-exam-objectives
as 1st result.

Best wishes! p.s. Welcome to LQ! Feel free to introduce yourself (hwd/goals/exp...) in the
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ember-intro-24
"Member Intro" Forum...

p.s. I'm just curious if you are using either/any of the [new] RHCE (RHEL7) books published in the past year... I'm reading a couple of them.... (from library, free: yea!)

Thanks for the helpful reply. I got my question answered. I am a newbie to linux.
I am following the sander's book and companion video course for my rhcsa exam preparation.

Timothy Miller 09-06-2016 11:19 AM

Just a suggesstion, if you're not already running RHEL/CentOS in a VM also, do so. The RHCSA is a real-world test, and has a very high failure rate. When I took it, 12 people were taking the test, only 2 of us passed.

reaz_mahmood 09-06-2016 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timothy Miller (Post 5601510)
Just a suggesstion, if you're not already running RHEL/CentOS in a VM also, do so. The RHCSA is a real-world test, and has a very high failure rate. When I took it, 12 people were taking the test, only 2 of us passed.

Thanks for the suggestion. I am practising with a centos server as a vm in my macbook.

JockVSJock 09-07-2016 03:13 PM

If your taking the exam soon, see if you can book for the Friday exam at the end of a 5 day bootcamp. That way, if there is an issue, you can get immediate help from a person.

I've taken the kiosk exam for RHEL6 and had alot of issues.

sundialsvcs 09-08-2016 06:30 PM

Also ... (how do I say it?) ... "take your time."

Try to look b-e-y-o-n-d(!) "the apparently-immediate goal of 'passing a test'" and consider the bigger picture:
Quote:

You are not merely preparing yourself to 'pass a test.' You are trying to prepare yourself for a career.
If you are "a fairly-recent survivor :rolleyes: of the educational system," then you are "a professional student." You fairly-instinctively know what it takes to "pass a test," also knowing that, once you have done so, you can more-or-less "fuhgeddaboudit."

Well, "the real world is not like that." Not at all.

In the real world, we have clients employers that we must "forever satisfy with our competence." They pay us money, yes, but they also rely(!) upon us. They trust us, and the team of which we (probably) are an integral part.

Furthermore, "in the real world," nothing(!) is actually "textbook." There is no "right answer," and there's nothing to tell us in advance what "the right answer" might be. Therefore, in order to get the most benefit from the "certification" training that you are now pursuing, you need to think in that way.

The true purpose of this education is n-o-t to lead you, one time, to "the 'right' ("ding! ding! ding! ding!!") answer," but rather, to teach you "how to think."

An Emergency Room physician or nurse is trained in the art of triage. In a very real sense, you will be expected to be able to do the selfsame thing.

JockVSJock 09-08-2016 07:37 PM

The RHCSA and the RHCE are both timed exams and the goal is to make as much points as possible. Simple as that.


Some of the other tips I've seen for these exams:

- Install XWindows and Gnome and try to work from the GUI, when possible or when you hit a dead end

- Make sure all and any changes are persistent

- Work with the text editor you are most comfortable with

- Inform the proctor if there is an issue with the exam computer

- Know how to make the best use of man pages, info and apropos


Sure experience is the key, however without certs and degrees to back it up, its going to a hard, uphill climb.

I'm going to quote from someone that I really respect:

Quote:

"Getting a job and staying competitive in the job market is like going to war. I want to have all the ammo I can have to be the most effective and those degrees and certifications are just more bullets and ammunition for me." This is true. If two candidates are applying for the same job with comparable experience, but one has a degree or a certification and the other does not, who do you think will probably get the job if all other things are equal? More than that, who do you think will have better leverage for salary negotiation?


Quote:

Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 5602681)
Also ... (how do I say it?) ... "take your time."

Try to look b-e-y-o-n-d(!) "the apparently-immediate goal of 'passing a test'" and consider the bigger picture:

If you are "a fairly-recent survivor :rolleyes: of the educational system," then you are "a professional student." You fairly-instinctively know what it takes to "pass a test," also knowing that, once you have done so, you can more-or-less "fuhgeddaboudit."

Well, "the real world is not like that." Not at all.

In the real world, we have clients employers that we must "forever satisfy with our competence." They pay us money, yes, but they also rely(!) upon us. They trust us, and the team of which we (probably) are an integral part.

Furthermore, "in the real world," nothing(!) is actually "textbook." There is no "right answer," and there's nothing to tell us in advance what "the right answer" might be. Therefore, in order to get the most benefit from the "certification" training that you are now pursuing, you need to think in that way.

The true purpose of this education is n-o-t to lead you, one time, to "the 'right' ("ding! ding! ding! ding!!") answer," but rather, to teach you "how to think."

An Emergency Room physician or nurse is trained in the art of triage. In a very real sense, you will be expected to be able to do the selfsame thing.


reaz_mahmood 09-18-2016 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 5602681)
Also ... (how do I say it?) ... "take your time."

Try to look b-e-y-o-n-d(!) "the apparently-immediate goal of 'passing a test'" and consider the bigger picture:

If you are "a fairly-recent survivor :rolleyes: of the educational system," then you are "a professional student." You fairly-instinctively know what it takes to "pass a test," also knowing that, once you have done so, you can more-or-less "fuhgeddaboudit."

Well, "the real world is not like that." Not at all.

In the real world, we have clients employers that we must "forever satisfy with our competence." They pay us money, yes, but they also rely(!) upon us. They trust us, and the team of which we (probably) are an integral part.

Furthermore, "in the real world," nothing(!) is actually "textbook." There is no "right answer," and there's nothing to tell us in advance what "the right answer" might be. Therefore, in order to get the most benefit from the "certification" training that you are now pursuing, you need to think in that way.

The true purpose of this education is n-o-t to lead you, one time, to "the 'right' ("ding! ding! ding! ding!!") answer," but rather, to teach you "how to think."

An Emergency Room physician or nurse is trained in the art of triage. In a very real sense, you will be expected to be able to do the selfsame thing.

I really appreciate your insight

sundialsvcs 11-02-2016 10:01 AM

One more thought:

When I teach community-college courses, I always allow students to bring a "cheat sheet."

This "cheat sheet" consists of one 8-1/2"x11" sheet of paper, filled on either or both sides with as much information as you wish, prepared any way that you wish, provided only that you prepared it entirely by yourself.

I usually ask students to staple their cheat-sheet to the back of the exam when they turn it in. Some students filled that sheet of paper with the content of eight, or even twelve sheets. One student brought a magnifying glass.

And-d-d-d ... of course I watch the class while they're taking the test, and generally the same thing happens: the students barely look at their cheat-sheets, if at all. The magnifying glass, carefully set on the edge of the desk, is never picked up.

"Preparing a cheat sheet" (even though, so far as I know, you couldn't take one to a Red Hat exam), is the best study method I have ever found. Put yourself into the role of the people who are writing the exam. (If you were tasked with creating an exam to cover such-and-such competencies, what would you ask? If you were designing a lab, what would you require students to do, and how would you evaluate their work?) Consider what you most want to know. (In the case of preparing for an exam of this type, what help-topics would you want to refer to?)

Create your cheat-sheet accordingly ... never buying or borrowing it from anyone else ... always preparing it yourself. You will inevitably find yourself well-prepared.

In selfsame fashion, on the job, keep a "Captain's Log." Make notes every day of what you did that day. When you're faced with a question, add it to the log. When you find the answer, update the log. Then, keep the log. It could be a loose-leaf notebook with a number-two pencil. (Mine usually are.) When you are studying for the exam, "keep a log." A diary. Call it what you will. When you go back and read your logs, re-discovering in it the solution to the problem when you solved it last time, you will inevitably find that, "while the re-reading jogged your memory, you didn't remember without the log."


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