LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Linux - Certification
User Name
Password
Linux - Certification This forum is for the discussion of all topics relating to Linux certification.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2010, 05:36 AM   #1
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 6
Exclamation RHCE in RHEL 5 or RHEL 6 ?


Hi all,

I am in a fix. I recently completely my training in RH033, RH133 and was planning to register for RH253 in order to take the RHCE certification. But now that RHEL6 is out, I am confused if I should take RH255 and then register for RHCE in RHEL6, or complete RH253 and register for RHCE in RHEL5.

I do know that quite few things have changed in the training syllabus and also my confidence level with the new syllabus isn't that great compared to the old one. But I also feel I might miss out on something if I don't go for RHEL6.

It would be very helpful if someone can clear my confusion. If someone can tell me the pros and cons of both i.e. RHCE in RHEL5 and RHCE in RHEL6 that will certainly help me decide.

P.S: I am from Bangalore and the last date for me to register for RHCE in RHEL5 is first week of February 2011. So Iíll have to complete the 3rd module within this time if I am to go for RHEL5.

Regards,
Vinod
 
Old 12-28-2010, 05:50 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
Well firstly you should definitely do your RHCE on RHEl6, as it'll buy you an extra 2 years or so or validity. My RHCE is on RHEL4 and when the RHEL6 RHCE is available, I lose my accreditation until I resit. I can't see the syllabus changing to any real significant extent, but the safe option would be to the a course using RHEL6 of course.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 05:56 AM   #3
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by acid_kewpie View Post
Well firstly you should definitely do your RHCE on RHEl6, as it'll buy you an extra 2 years or so or validity. My RHCE is on RHEL4 and when the RHEL6 RHCE is available, I lose my accreditation until I resit. I can't see the syllabus changing to any real significant extent, but the safe option would be to the a course using RHEL6 of course.
Thank you for your input. However since u highlight certification validity here. I guess RHCE on RHEL5 is better compared to RHEL6 in context with the certificate longivity. Because with RHEL5 RHCE the certificate will be considered current until RHEL7 RHCE is announced, which based on RHEL version history is slightly more than 3 years. Where with RHEL6 RHCE, the certificate will be currenty only for 3 years.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 06:00 AM   #4
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
Where are you seeing this reference to 3 years? The RHCE FAQ still states that it is two revisions, not time based. It does, however, still talk about redhat 8.0...
 
Old 12-28-2010, 06:18 AM   #5
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Please correct me if i am wrong, but the following quote does mention 3 years:

Source : FAQ
Quote:
A new re-certification policy will be in effect for certifications earned on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or later. All earlier certifications will remain under the policies under which they were issued.

Certifications earned on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will become non-current 60 days after general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Certifications earned under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will be considered current until 60 days after the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Under the new policy, RHCSA certification will be current for three years. We refer to this three-year period as the currency window. If someone passes a higher-level exam during that three-year period, Red Hat will reset the three-year currency window to the date of the more recent exam. For example, if an RHCSA earns RHCE, the currency window is moved to the date one passes the RHCE exam.
Source : Recertification Policies
Quote:
Until the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6), a certification holder remained current for two major releases. For example, an individual who earned their RHCE under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (RHEL 3) remained current until 60 days after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5).

With the release of RHEL 6, a new three year calendar-based current window will be in effect for Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certifications earned or re-certified on RHEL 6. If an RHCSA or RHCE earned on RHEL 6 passes a higher-level exam during that three-year period, Red Hat will reset the three-year current window to the date of the most recent exam.

Last edited by vinodvb; 12-28-2010 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 06:22 AM   #6
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
pfft, so much for "current"! https://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/faq/#current

yeah that's not anythign I was aware about. Personally I'd still certainly go for rhel6 either way.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 06:35 AM   #7
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by acid_kewpie View Post
pfft, so much for "current"! https://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/faq/#current

yeah that's not anythign I was aware about. Personally I'd still certainly go for rhel6 either way.
The url you are referring to is the old one, which is for RHCE and RHCT. The new url is:
http://www.redhat.com/certification/faq/
 
Old 12-28-2010, 07:15 AM   #8
zer0signal
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Cleveland
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora, RHEL (4,5), LFS 6.7, CentOS
Posts: 258

Rep: Reputation: 29
Yeah, My RHCSA is only in the "Current" status for 3 years, but my RHCT is Current until RHEL:7

Even if they expire, you are still allowed to use the RHCSA and RHCT as a "Cert" you have. Just got a lengthy email from Redhat about this change.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 08:01 AM   #9
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
Quote:
Originally Posted by zer0signal View Post
Yeah, My RHCSA is only in the "Current" status for 3 years, but my RHCT is Current until RHEL:7

Even if they expire, you are still allowed to use the RHCSA and RHCT as a "Cert" you have. Just got a lengthy email from Redhat about this change.
Pfft, I didn't and I'm half my through my RHCA!


What's the point in doing the RHCT AND the RHCSA? seems like a total waste of time compared to doing the RHCE.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 08:03 AM   #10
zer0signal
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Cleveland
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora, RHEL (4,5), LFS 6.7, CentOS
Posts: 258

Rep: Reputation: 29
because i went for my RHCT - and was grandfathered and got the RHCSA for free... 2 for the price of 1
 
Old 12-28-2010, 10:19 AM   #11
raviteja_s
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2010
Location: India
Distribution: Redhat
Posts: 68

Rep: Reputation: 1
rhel 5

Last edited by raviteja_s; 12-30-2010 at 01:30 AM.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 10:21 AM   #12
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
Quote:
Originally Posted by raviteja_s View Post
go for rhel 5

i recently write rhce exam
Care to explain this? I take it you don't literally mean that you wrote the exam? Let's say that's a language barrier...
 
Old 12-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #13
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by raviteja_s View Post
go for rhel 5

i recently write rhce exam
You are from India too, so it must be RHEL5 RHCE, because RHEL6 RHCE exams are conducted only from march. Anyways, any reason in particular as to why you would recommend RHEL5 over RHEL6?
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:32 AM   #14
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Update : I appeared for the RHCE exam today. (RHEL 5)
Expecting the results very soon.


A question to follow: As mentioned before, if i get certified as RHCE on RHEL 5, I get an option to go for RHCSA (RHEL6) for Rs.2500. Considering the actual cost, this is a good offer. So, should i go ahead and register for RHCSA (only) or consider upgrading only if I register for RHCE on RHEL6 too.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #15
vinodvb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
hello guys.....can i expect any reply to my question.

And about the results.....i earned my RHCE

RHCT : 100
RHCE : 90.6
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RHEL version confusion for RHCE guide aloklinux Linux - Certification 2 06-21-2007 04:31 PM
multiple choice questions in RHEL 4 RHCE? nivedhitha Linux - Certification 8 05-29-2006 09:09 PM
Do I need RHEL for RHCE ??? vijayind Linux - Certification 6 01-13-2006 07:58 PM
RHCE on RHEL 4 deepclutch Linux - Certification 39 01-03-2006 05:33 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Linux - Certification

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration