Wednesday, September 7, 2011

KC's birthday bash

2 days to go before i join my family for KC's birthday party. Pretty darn excited. Been stressed lately and i need a break. Maybe, goodbye CLI for 1 week. After Redhat, next target Veritas filesystem and clustering.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Red Hat Certified Engineer

It has been a long day for me.. RHCSA exam in the morning and RHCE exam in the afternoon. Finally after months of self study and 4 days on the rapid track course, i nailed both exam.
Pretty much to say that i'm so proud  on the cert. This is not the type of exam that you will just choose among the multiple choice or configure in a simulated environment. It will test your knowledge on how well you understood Redhat.
On future takers, i advised you to know the exam objectives inside and out. SELinux looks like intimidating at first, but as soon as you understand how it works,it will be a piece of cake for you :)

Materials/books used

RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press)  -- Michael Jang
Highly recommend!!! Comes with a CD with pdfs and labs exams at the end of every chapter. My fav source of info for the exam.

Hands-on Guide to the Red Hat® Exams: RHCSA™ and RHCE® Cert Guide and Lab Manual (Certification Guide) -- Damian Tommasino
Lots of errors, but hey, as soon as you pointed the errors in the book, it just shows that you know your stuffs. Used to counter check configs and setup.

RH300 RHCE Rapid Track course
Final review for the exam. It cost much but highly recommended also. It guides me and helps to fill in the gaps on what i have learned already on my home lab. Before taking the course, i advised that you first do your home work. Learn the exam objectives, build your own home lab, simulate the configs as advised on Michael and Damian's book. In this way when you attend the course, you can ask all the questions that you have on your instructor. This is fast-paced course so make full use of it.

texastwister/OpenRHCE - GitHub - This is a beast study guide. I used this as a last minute review before taking the exam. Reading the whole week while in the train :) Highly recommended also

As  always, we signed the Non-disclosure Agreement so i will not divulge anything specific about the exam. I might update this blog,but will not be on the RHCE exam specific anymore.
Study!!! study!!!! study!!!!! lab!!!! lab!!!! lab!!!! simulate!!!! simulate!!!! and always follow the KISS principle..


reposted from RHCSA/RHCE Exam notes August 26 2011