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Old 04-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #16
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RHCSA Objectives are enough to let anyone understand where to look. You can find tutorials for all the RHCSA exam objectives on blogs and other websites. The work to do is Study & Practice only. You should be confident in all the exam objectives and you are ready for the exam.

Don't ask for how the question looks like and bla bla. Necessary information regarding exam is available on redhat's website. Just concentrate on getting expertise in mentioned skills.

Wish you best of luck :-)

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:45 AM   #17
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For starters, probably no one except Tuxhub, zer0signal and I will see your post as you tacked it onto the end of Tuxhub's post. This is generally considered bad form. Start a new thread! Tuxhub, zer0signal and I get an email that this thread has been updated, but your post does not show up in "Zero reply threads" where most people look for questions that they can answer. "View latest posts" gets far less attention.

But to answer your question, there are no questions. It is a test with 16 hands on exercises. To start with, you don't have root passwords so you must break into some of the systems (that's not one of the exercises) and you need to know how to set up YUM for a local repository. After that you can choose what exercises you want to solve. The 16 exercises are worth 300 points, presumably equally valued but no one from Red Hat will confirm that; you need 210 points to pass, so 70%, or 12 correct exercises. They are computer graded. Either something works or it doesn't.

You need to know RPM, YUM, how to create an RPM package, network configuration, iptables, LVM, iSCSI, LDAP and Kerberos, KVM, GRUB, NTP setup, system logging, Apache setup, SMTP setup, DNS setup, NFS setup, CIFS setup, FTP setup, CUPS setup, SSH, VNC setup, ACLs and SELinux.

The test is timed. There is no Internet access; no cell phones; no reference material. The only documentation you have available are READMEs, info and man pages that are on the system. SELinux is in enforcing mode and everything you configure must work with it in that mode.

Good luck with your test.
From what I have seen in the current objectives you don't need to know how to create an rpm package,... for getting the RHCSA.
Reading your post makes me wonder if I got everything covered :s
 
Old 05-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #18
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Time can be a factor, especially if you are slow and deliberate and like to triple check your work...

So I take it that during the exam, there is no visual or audio indicator to tell you when an exercise is completed? You have to trust that you've understood the exercise and fulfilled the requirements, and then move on?
 
Old 05-20-2011, 11:17 PM   #19
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Thats correct yoda9999. Just as it is in a real life production scenario. I would recommend rebooting your machine a few times to make sure everything is working as it should. And if you have done any work in /etc/fstab always do a mount -a before rebooting to make sure you dont have any mount points jacked up. It would suck to be dropped into a rescue mode during the exam because you misspelled the mount point or something simple
 
Old 05-21-2011, 01:23 AM   #20
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Thats correct yoda9999. Just as it is in a real life production scenario. I would recommend rebooting your machine a few times to make sure everything is working as it should. And if you have done any work in /etc/fstab always do a mount -a before rebooting to make sure you dont have any mount points jacked up. It would suck to be dropped into a rescue mode during the exam because you misspelled the mount point or something simple

thanks for the advice, boo!

do you spend the whole exam at the console, or terminal emulator? or are there tasks that require a window environment like Gnome? looking over the objectives, about the only thing i never did on the CLI is the KVM stuff.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 11:29 PM   #21
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You will sit behind a physical machine, that is running a Virtual machine. You will perform all of your work on the virtual machine, and some of the services (like nfs exports and authentication) is provided by your physical machine. You shouldn't have to troubleshoot or perform any work on the physical machine, but you can ping it and use it for testing stuff from your virtual machine. Its a really nice setup that I think works well.

You will spend the whole exam at this same machine. I think the exam for RHCSA is 2.5 hours, and the RHCE is 3 hours. Don't hold me to that as I am not 100% sure on the lengths. Most testing centers will allow one person at a time to take a restroom break if needed, and you will leave all your electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, whatever) with the instructor during the exam. You are free to get up and leave whenever you wish, so if you are confident and think you covered all of the materials on the exam, you can always leave. When I took mine, the entire group was there until the instructor called time on the exam.. lol.

you can also do the tasks on the exam in any order you wish, and can jump around the different tasks at will.
 
  


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