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Old 07-31-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

I am for better (or worse) a Linux newbie. I have a very small amount of Linux experience but am trying to gear my way toward a RHCT cert and eventually RHCE. I feel it will be better for me to do it in steps rather than study both and take the RHCE.

That being said, I've seen that most (if not all) people on here recommend Michael Jang's book for the exam(s) mentioned above. Above all, however, they recommend hands-on experience. My questions is this. If RHEL is not a regular part of my work, how can I using my home computer get the experience I need to be successful with the RHCT? What sort of tasks can I set for myself in order to go through what I'll go through on the RHCT and once installed and set up. What are some tasks that I would do to further my preparation?

The problem to me seems that once I get it set up I would only use ti for web browsing and I'm trying to not let that happen.

Old 07-31-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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well rhce is about configuring squid, tcpwrappers, postfix, dovecot, sendmail, apache... if you can install them and use them all yourself you'll be well on your way.
Old 10-21-2007, 04:39 AM   #3
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RHCT certification indicates that the person has passed a realistic performance-based lab exam that tests his/her ability to: install and configure Red Hat Linux; understand limitations of hardware; configure basic networking and file systems for a single system attached to a network; configure the X Window System; perform essential Red Hat Linux system administration; configure basic host security, set up client-side networking services required to attach to a production network, and carry out basic diagnostics and troubleshooting.
You will find an outline of all RHCT requirements at


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