Posted On December 14, 2011
Written By Masen Marshall
I spoke earlier about the huge help having a book can be in studying for your Red Hat exams. I’m using the RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certtfication Study Guide ( Amazon.com link, definitely the cheapest option ) by Micheal H Jang.
Some things I appreciate about it are the very detailed labs it provides at the end of each chapter, a great table at the beginning showing where specific information for each certification objective are located in the text ( easy to read along with this series ), and overall clear and sometimes even amusing writing.
I would post a more detailed review on it but I don’t believe it’s needed. It’s a great buy for the price, it helped me pass my RHCSA and I’m already glad to have it while I study for my RHCE. Just like the actual tests it puts alot of emphasis practical exorcise and includes theory as more of a footnote.
Whether you’ll be following along with my series or not, if you’re working towards your RHCSA or RHCE I would wholeheartedly recommend you pick up a copy of this book.
Posted On December 13, 2011
Written By Masen Marshall
Studying for a Red Hat exam can be a daunting task and self studying for one is even worse. Books bent towards the specific certification are a huge help for those of us who prefer to learn at our own pace, providing detailed labs and code/output examples to get you through each study objective.
However when I was studying for my RHCSA what I really wanted was something concise and clean. Something that would go objective by objective with no fluff or digressions into something that wasn’t directly exam relevant. I thought this would be the ultimate study tool to keep handy along side my massive tome of a book, and that is what I hope to provide for RHCE seekers with my Objectives series . It will be written as I study for the exam myself and feature only the fastest methods (99% CLI) and most relevant information for each individual exam objective.
Red Hat is kind enough to provide the RHCE objectives that I will be following on their site over here: http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/objectives/. These objectives are exactly what you’ll need to know to take and pass the RHCE, nothing more and nothing less.
For all of my examples I’ll be using CentOS 6, which you can freely obtain on their website ( http://www.centos.org ). There are other rebuild distributions but I recommend Cent, it has a long history and in very proven track record in the wild.
Thanks for reading this brief introduction and I hope you enjoy the series.