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Old 09-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Passed the RH429 - SELinux Policy Administration Exam


So I took Red Hat's SELinux Policy Admin class last week, followed by the exam at the end of the week. The class was pretty good and offered some of the best information I could come across regarding SELinux and getting started with SELinux policy writing.

Prior to the class I had tried to make myself more familiar with SELinux by reading Red Hat documentation that covers SELinux, reading the SELinux project wiki, as well as following Dan Walsh's Live Journal postings. That being said, I did study my butt off in preparation for the exam that Friday and luckily it paid(?) off.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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Congratulations.

I have a question for you. Do you think the material you studied before taking the classes was enough to pass the exam?
I am asking because when I did RHCE, I just went through several books and practice a lot. My job was also on linux administration which helped a lot.

So what's your thoughts?
 
Old 09-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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For the admin and troubleshooting yes. The policy writing on the other hand no way. The course material and labs were invaluable. I really recommend unless you do policy writing often, that you bite the bullet and take the course prior to the exam.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
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RHCE tasks are pretty easy to replicate and study for ( ie configure a service, extend the functionality of a service, etc ). The policy writing is the big kicker. Think about all the labelIng that goes into securing say FTP. Labels for the binary, config files, logs, ports associated with the service, allowing the binary to transition to a daemon and the label associated with that. There is also the booleans that come into play ( is anonymous writing allowed, can we access user home dirs, can we talk to nfs or a samba share, etc ). If you could take a totally unprotected service and do what I just described above with FTP then you might not need the class.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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cool... thanks for the insight.
The courses are too expensive, if I can manage I will definitely go for it. There's always something new to learn.

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Question Hello!Let me know it is only writting or lab ?

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So I took Red Hat's SELinux Policy Admin class last week, followed by the exam at the end of the week. The class was pretty good and offered some of the best information I could come across regarding SELinux and getting started with SELinux policy writing.

Prior to the class I had tried to make myself more familiar with SELinux by reading Red Hat documentation that covers SELinux, reading the SELinux project wiki, as well as following Dan Walsh's Live Journal postings. That being said, I did study my butt off in preparation for the exam that Friday and luckily it paid(?) off.

Only writing or is there any lab ?Please let me know it

Thanks
 
  


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