RHCSA certified professionals (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) are considered to be ideal to perform the system administration tasks in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments. A certified professional proves that he has the requisite knowledge, skills, and determination required for the administrative roles and responsibilities. Also, if you wish to gain the Red Hat Certification, you should gain the proper knowledge and training to ease up your study process. I would recommend you to gain the courses offered by the SPOTO Club.
RHCE Certification: Type and Nature of Exam
RHCE is a purely performance-based practical exam that is intended to demonstrate your understanding, skill, knowledge, and experience as a senior system administrator that is responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
No doubt, it is a bit difficult exam and requires a deep practical knowledge along with clarity on theoretical concepts. Red Hat Individual Exams allow you to schedule an exam at a time and location that is convenient for you so, you can prepare at your speed and take your exam.
Important problem areas for the exam
- To change and recover the ROOT password: Not a good experience in changing the ROOT password can make you get zero marks in the exam and end the exam early.
- YUM repository configuration: There are some questions where you need to install external packages. If you are not good at that and consume time, it can make you fail the exam.
- Network configuration: If you are unable to set up a connection you cannot perform all the desired tasks needed to get connected with other machines.
- Local Storage configuration: If you are not good at creating partitions or resizing them, it is difficult to keep your machine bootable. It demands to restart your machine that is further wastage of time.
Recommended Study Resources
You can get lots of material available over the internet as well as in the market for the RHCE exam preparation. Here are a few recommended resources that can help you in qualifying the exam.
Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Certificate Guide: It has a well-organized chapter covering all the aspects of the exam. There are quizzes for each chapter that makes you capable to understand your knowledge on that particular topic. It consists of a lot of material in the form of different illustrations for practical exams, interactive and lab exercises. Puzzles and videos are there to help you in all possible ways.
Many online training providers offer video courses for RHCSA/RHCE exam. The course consists of videos covering every aspect of the exam. Besides that, there are videos on solved and unsolved exercises to get command over all major problem areas.
Red Hat Certified System administrator Exam Prep Video workshop is also a good resource for understanding RHCSA exam traps, challenges, and pitfalls. It also provides a live practice exam that helps in identifying your skills and figuring out your weak areas.
Institutes and Online Platforms
Joining a training institute can help you in getting the Red Hat certification. Several renowned institutes in India have an expert team of trainers with full hands-on experience.
Before joining a training institute, go through their syllabus and analyze well if it covers all necessary aspects of the exam. Another thing is to check the reviews of that institute that reflect the quality they offer.
I hope this answer will help you in understanding the nature of the exam, through which, you could understand the difficulty level of the certification and make yourself ready for taking this exam. I would also like to suggest again to gain the training courses offered at the SPOTO Club, to ease up your study process.