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Old 09-14-2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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rhct - official course


HI!
What do you think about that rh official course for rhct? i have about two years of linux experients so is it worth to take the course?
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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and another question - which distribution did you use to prepare for the rh exam? for me rh enterprise is too expensive so i can't buy it.

In RHEL3 is XFree86 or X11 ?

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Old 09-15-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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The RH course for the RHCT is quite good in preparing you for the exam. The lab exercises in the course prepare you well for the "build to spec" portion of the exam (afternoon). Expensive, though!

I used both RH 9 and ES 3 to prepare for my RHCE. if you can get a copy of RH 9 it should be enough to get you through. Exposure to ES3 would be better, though - there are a few differences in the location of config files.

The course is not as good at exposing you to the troubleshooting portion of the exam. You have 5 bugs to shoot in an hour and if you don't get them all you're toast. Take a look at the RHCT study guide at http://www.redhat.com/training/rhce/examprep.html

For Example:

RHCT skills
Troubleshooting and System Maintenance
RHCTs should be able to:

boot systems into different run levels for troubleshooting and system maintenance
Understand how to use GRUB boot-time parameters and the inittab file to control run levels at boot

diagnose and correct misconfigured networking
Understand how the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/if-eth0 and /etc/sysconfig/network files should look and what lines should be in them. e.g. IPADDR=,NETMASK=, GATEWAY=, etc... Understand how to use netconfig

diagnose and correct hostname resolution problems
Understand how to change your /etc/named.conf file.

configure the X Window System and a desktop environment
Understand how to use the redhat-config-xfree86

add new partitions, filesystems, and swap to existing systems
Understand fdisk, mke2fs -j /dev/hdax, changing /etc/fstab, etc

use standard command-line tools to analyze problems and configure system


Here's a dirty trick if you think you might need the maximum amount of time for the build-to-spec portion of the exam: Spend the extra money and sign up for the RHCE exam and only perform the RHCT tasks during the test! You get 3 hours for the build, not 2.5 hours. (the assumption is that to pass the RHCE, you should spend less than an hour on RHCT tasks but there's no rule to say that you can't spen all 3 hours solely on RHCT tasks). It might be worth the extra 300-400 dollars to you, plus you get a look at a real RHCE exam and can decide 1. Whether to try to go for the RHCE then and there 2. Whether to study some more before attempting the RHCE 3. Maybe you want to stick with the RHCT.

Good luck with your studies

Derek
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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thanks for the answer

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Originally posted by dereklinders
diagnose and correct hostname resolution problems
Understand how to change your /etc/named.conf file. [/B]
named.conf? if think that it should by /etc/resolve.conf - named.conf is for dns server and as far as i know on the rhct we don't have to deal with configuring dns server - am i right?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:11 PM   #5
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Oops - yes, you are correct.

Derek
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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derek - tell me one thing: on the exam what is used for X Window system XFree86 or X11? I ask about it becouse in the RKEL we have XFree86 in the RH9 too but in the http://www.altkom.com.pl/servlet/Vie...&code=RH%20133 - i can see that on the official course 133 Altkom (official rh partner in poland) at point 14 "# Konfiguracja środowiska X11/GNOME/KDE" - it means - "Configuration of X11/GNOME/KDE"... so XFree86 or X11 will be on the exam?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:21 PM   #7
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Actually, there is not a specific requirement for one or the other. For example, in the build to spec portion of the exam there's not a specific requirement to have the server even come up to a graphical login. (I do not believe this violates the Non Disclosure agreement, as this information is available in Redhat's FAQs) You could do the whole build in text mode if you wished. Of course, most people will want to specify a graphical login.

xfree86 / Gnome desktop is the default for a Redhat ES3 install, so if you know how to configure and troubleshoot xfree86 you will be well prepared.

Derek
 
  


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