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Old 08-02-2009, 05:08 AM   #1
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RHCE exam tips


Hi all,
Finally I gathered all my courage and register for RHCE exam yesterday. Exam will be on 20th Aug. I know what I don't know or not confident in and focusing on those specially.
The exam style has been changed. So now I am open to any suggestions from you all. I haven't read the official books though but at registration time they made me buy the 3rd book which is now mandatory as per Redhat. I hope the other two books won't be that much new which I haven't came across. The problem is I don't have any idea how deep the exam covers.
Lets practice and practice and see what happens.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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i took my RHCE about a year ago, also taking the week long class. I do not remember many specifics, but what I do remember is:
- make sure you can navigate, create, format partitions
- know how to install, remove, update via RPM. You also might want to read a bit more into RPMs as they had me locate which file matches an RPM.
- Enabling and using file permission ACL's
- Recovering a b0rked system that no longer boots!

Hope that helps you, and good luck!
 
Old 08-04-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
The sectors I am concerned about are iptables, selinux & printer. have no idea how much deep the questions will be on these.
The others I hope I can manage.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:52 AM   #4
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iptables - know how to setup a custom firewall by command line. starting a new rule, adding, removing from the rule, and allowing FTP connections through (theres a option and module for that)
selinux - know how to turn it on and off, temporarily turn it off, locate and resolve selinux problems (log files / restorecon)
printers - we went over how to do CUPS setup in the classroom through the web based gui, but to be honest, I do not remember anything in the actual test on it
 
Old 08-10-2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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Hi tanveer and DRD ,

I am also planning to go for RHCE somewhere in October as I had just completed my basic RHEL-5 training classes.
Could anybody please suggest me that whether I should try on my own for the test, or should I try to go for some crash course before going for the real test ?
Also, DRD had suggested few important aspects which needs to be given special attention, then could you please tell me that is it configuration of various servers which covers major portion of RHCE exam, or is it like various trouble shooting problems and Installation/uninstallation which takes major chunk ??

Thank You in advance,

Kapil.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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FWIW...

I didn't take the Red Hat class...I couldn't afford it...so I bought this book...

http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Engi...9944526&sr=8-1

And used VMWare...

I now am RHCE

The book and hours and HOURS of practice is all you need

-C
 
Old 08-17-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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Thanks all for your valuable inputs.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 03:28 PM   #8
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Thumbs up You ought to get it boss !

So ..... finally , what was the score ?
I'm sure you would have made it easily cent per cent!


Rgds ,Amol

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:37 PM   #9
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So ..... finally , what was the score ?
I'm sure you would have made it easily cent per cent!

Me due for testing next weekend, so pls give some desparately
needed tips, minding the secrecy limits though. Since I'm totally self-educated for the test, feeling in the same boat.
(When I saw your post, wished that i could have provided you with some, had i been tested earlier).

<removed for your safety and security. stop posting your phone number ina public forum where naughty types can use it for all sorts of non-legal reasons>

Rgds ,Amol
If you KNOW the Jang book backwards and forwards...you'll do fine

I self studied ONLY using Jang's book and Centos (plus HOURS and HOURS of practice)...and now I'm RHCE...

-C

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Old 08-21-2009, 06:44 AM   #10
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Thanks to all of you.

I passed the RHCE. Got 93 in RHCT and 82 in RHCE. Due to some iptables problem it costed me around 25 mins in exam.

Anyway its done finally.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 09:13 AM   #11
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Congratulations. From what I understand, it's quite a difficult exam, and you should be proud of yourself.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #12
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Thanks to all of you.

I passed the RHCE. Got 93 in RHCT and 82 in RHCE. Due to some iptables problem it costed me around 25 mins in exam.

Anyway its done finally.
Congrats!
 
Old 08-27-2009, 03:48 PM   #13
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Thumbs up Congrats !

Hi Tanveer,

Congratulations on earning the most coveted Redhat Linux "Crown Jewel Certification" - RHCE.

All your efforts have paid not just in getting the cert, but also in gaining the experience until you reach there.

Rgds, Amol
 
Old 09-10-2009, 01:02 PM   #14
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Can someone tell me which update of version 5 will the RHCE exam be using?

I notice the website now offers RHEL 5.4, so the exam will be based on 5.1?

I took the exam back in March and bombed it... I'm planning to take it again around November.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 07:45 AM   #15
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This guy did a very good job and he is willing to share,.... Good for self study and motivation.

http://conigliaro.org/2009/09/08/my-...am-experience/

http://conigliaro.org/wiki/rhce
 
  


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