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Old 10-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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LPIC-2 RHCSA Course


I'm looking for a self study book or even some cheap videos that covers the LPIC2 and/or the rhcsa course.

I've got LPIC1 been using Centos for maybe 5 years but don't have the money to spend on a redhat course or the $500 for the exam. I know the LPIC is $300 but that additional $200 is a lot at the moment.

I'm not working at the moment so setting up test labs and VMs at home so any advice with regarding getting a linux job or studying would be appreciated.

Thanks,
 
Old 10-15-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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if you've been using centos for 5 years, you'll pass rhcsa with your eyes closed. it's easy.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 06:04 AM   #3
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if you've been using centos for 5 years, you'll pass rhcsa with your eyes closed. it's easy.
All depend on your knowledge about system administration. It's not easy for someone who is at a "desktop level", you must know LVM, Lucks, KVM, settup an http/ftp server, ldap, and more... And you are in time pressure during the test You know, or you don't.
 
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no, it's much simpler than that. you don't need to "setup" apache, you need to install the default package and start it. It's the simplest thing to touch multiple areas of a system.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 06:48 AM   #5
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Sure But you need to know all that under time pressure, and this is a thing to take seriously during the test. It's not really easy for someone who don't have experience with system administration. When you read about the objectives, at first glance, it's easy, but it's not You know or you don't. You don't have time to learn new things during the test if your are not at the level.

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I'm looking for a self study book or even some cheap videos that covers the LPIC2 and/or the rhcsa course.
There are some links on the LPI website http://lpi.org/exam-preparation/self-study

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. So reading between the lines you think I should look at the redhat course correct? I looked at the syllabus and it looks like much of the stuff mentioned in there I do on a daily basis so perhaps it might be an idea for that.

Do you know if "Hands-on Guide to the Red Hat Exams: RHCSA and RHCE Cert Guide and Lab Manual" is a good representation of what to expect in the exam? Or is there another book you would recommend?

Thanks again,
 
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Do you know if "Hands-on Guide to the Red Hat Exams: RHCSA and RHCE Cert Guide and Lab Manual" is a good representation of what to expect in the exam?
It should, but this exam is a performance-based test that measures your competency on a live system. You need to practice. It's more harder than LPIC-2. I got my LPIC-2 (202 was really harder for me) and I failed rhcsa... I can't help you much more :/

I'll take rhcsa and rhce when i'll be ready. For know I'm studying with LinuxCBT (http://www.linuxcbt.com/products_lin...-6_edition.php ) but it cost a lot. It's really helpful.

Take the rhcsa test when you master all the objectives
 
Old 10-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Anything practical is always better for me, I think Redhat might be the way to go for me?
 
Old 11-11-2012, 08:21 AM   #9
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Gents,,

am planing to have the exam too, and my experience as an admin is for a single year but am handling 80 servers and built 25 of em

however, I had attended Admin I & II courses and I have them documents but I noticed that most of subjects in the mentioned are for GNOME while I almost dont use it at all as most of my work is through putty as command line ..

So how would I get prepared for that exam .

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ignore the fact that gnome was mentioned. it's not part of the exam. and remember the questions are about achieving end results, however you see fit.
 
  


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