Re: RHCT: Best way to prepare?
From: Jheitmuller (john_at_jrcc.net)
Date: 12 Nov 2004 04:29:09 -0800
Hi, thanks for the feedback.
> Hint: do not bother using any SysAdmin tool with a GUI. When the machine
> is seriously broken, not enough is working to run a GUI: know what files
> to edit and how to edit them.
Good point. Being new to Linux I've ONLY used the GUI. I'll start
digging into the command line tools.
> RH have never claimed that they have "exam prep". Instead, they
> offer classes on useful topics. On their instructor-led classes they
> are usually careful to point out that any class is _not_ sufficient
> preparation for any RHCT/E/A test.
Hmmm... I missed that official disclaimer, but I do have to agree with
that assessment after having talked with Redhat.
It's frustrating. I've taken a dozen certification exams over my
career and I've passed everyone one the first try. I've done that by
always being prepared and thoroughly studying and building out test
scenarios with spare equipment. But, I've always been taken exams in
environments that were part of my day-to-day job and I had enough
experience to have an intuitive since of things. Even then I had to
crack the books.
The one thing I have learned about Linux is that it is fundamentally
different than what I am used to. I'm having trouble establishing
that intuitive since. I guess there is not short cut to that.
I think at this point I'll just take Redhat's stated objectives for
the exams and start working through them and see what I discover along