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Old 07-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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RHCE :: Are the classes offered by Red Hat worth it?


Hello,

I am looking into my RHCE and I am wondering about the classes offered at Red Hat (i.e. https://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/ )

Are the classes they offer worth it? Did taking the classes help during the test?

I am interested in hearing what you guys (people that have taken the classes) have to say (no specifics...just general info and opinion).


I've been working with RHEL in a production environment (e-commerce site) for about 2 years now. And I've been working with Unix (Solaris) for about 3 years now. I am just wondering if the classes are worth the money or not.

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I haven't taken the test or sat the classes, but comments here have been mixed. The prevailing opinion seems to be that if you know what you are doing and have read the books, they probably won't give you anything you don't already have.
 
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I passed my RHCT and RHCE by just using a book. Never took a class. If I can pass the RHCE by just using a book, you can too!
 
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I passed my RHCT and RHCE by just using a book. Never took a class. If I can pass the RHCE by just using a book, you can too!
What book do you suggest? I am looking at this one...

http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Engi...5921716&sr=1-1

Or should I use another?
 
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Yup, that is THE book to use for the RHCE exam. Make sure you do ALL the exercises he gives you, including the simulation exam at the end.

I see you also use CentOS - that is the distro to practice on. Forget Solaris and Ubuntu because it may confuse you for the exam

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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Yup, that is THE book to use for the RHCE exam. Make sure you do ALL the exercises he gives you, including the simulation exam at the end.

I see you also use CentOS - that is the distro to practice on. Forget Solaris and Ubuntu because it may confuse you for the exam
Thanks for the tips!

I plan on reading it cover to cover and I also plan on doing the practice exams until I can do it in my sleep

...But I HAVE to use Solaris...since we run a lot of our production stuff on Solaris Servers...but no need to fret! Our ECommerce site runs on RHEL 5...so I won't get confused

I'll just assume that the RHCE is like the CCNA...The right answer is the Red Hat Answer! (Like when I was studying for my CCNA...the right answer is the Cisco answer )

Thanks again for the help!

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Old 07-13-2008, 09:32 PM   #7
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The great thing about the way the RHCE exam is that you do whatever you need to do to get it working. Maybe there are some crossovers with Solaris and Red Hat. Just get the job done on the exam!

I almost failed my CCNA exam because I don't know much about operating the Cisco switches and routers. I am, however, familiar with the networking concepts and protocols. The multiple choice questions saved me! The simulations killed me. The RHCE is an exam where you either know it, or you don't know it.
 
  


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