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Linux is the most important operating system on the Internet. It's recognized everywhere as the cost-effective way to operate all kinds of servers. With the support of powerhouses like IBM, Dell, HP, and Sun, demand for Linux servers is growing. Red Hat is the dominant player in Linux. And the Red Hat Certified Engineer is perhaps the most important of the "hands-on" exams recognized for testing real skills. This practical "how to" course by VTC author Mike Jang, uses practical examples to demonstrate the skills tested by the RHCE exam. To begin learning simply click the movie links.
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My name is Mike Jang and I'll be your guide through the VTC videos, which will help you prepare to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer Exam. This video provides an overview of the RHCE exam. The videos in the course assume you've taken the VTC course for the Red Hat Certified Technician exam, or have at least equivalent experience, such as those items cited in the syllabus for Red Hat's RH133 Red Hat Certified Technician course. While this course is based on the publicly available Red Hat outline for the RH253 course, it includes those additional RHCE requirements not already included in the outline for either RH133 or RH253. If you don't have enough experience in any of these areas, you may have to practice between tutorials. If you're new to Linux this course won't nearly be enough. Red Hat suggests you need years of practical experience in heterogeneous network computing environments. We do not use brain dumps in this course. What we use is based on the noted public course outlines and the RHCE Exam Prep Guide. Navigate to the RH253 course outline. We're not allowed to show you the Website here because Red Hat is protective of its trademarks. However, you can see it for yourself and I list the URL here. Next, navigate to the RHCE Exam Preparation Guide. You can review that for yourself at the URL shown here. As you can see the Prep Guide includes requirements for both RHCT and RHCE exams. This makes sense as the RHCT is a sub-set of the RHCE. In other words, everything you've done to prepare for the RHCT exam will help you pass the RHCE exam. Now, let's review some mechanics. As described in the Exam Prep Guide there are two sections in the RHCE exam and they're split up into two categories. The first section is known as troubleshooting and System Maintenance. It includes RHCT and RHCE sub-sections. The five RHCT problems must be completed correctly within the first hour, afterwards you get one and a half hours to solve three of five problems in the RHCE sub-section. And that's a total of two and a half hours. Next, after a lunch break, you get the challenge of the installation and configuration section. It includes RHCT and RHCE sub-sections and you need to score 70 percent on each sub-section in order to become an RHCE. Of course, you also need to pass the Troubleshooting and System Maintenance section. To study for the RHCE you need Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I emphasize Red Hat Enterprise Linux as this exam uses the Red Hat distribution of the Linux operating system. Red Hat includes its own special tools and locates key files in specific directories. Red Hat defaults within configuration files also differ from other Linux distributions. The current RHCE exam is based on the server version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Yeah, subscriptions are expensive, but there are options. First, Red Hat offers a 30-day evaluation, which supports updates. Since you need to know update tools for at least for the RHCE requirements, you need either a trial subscription or access to what's known as a re-build distribution. What's a rebuild? As a source code behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux it's released under the Linux general public license, third-parties, such as Centos and Scientific Linux, have rebuilt the distribution. These are known as rebuilds as they build their distributions from the same source code used by Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. So, for our purposes, their functionally identical. You can download their re-builds from the URLs noted here. The only difference is that the re-builds are not allowed to use Red Hat trademarks such as the picture of the guy in the red fedora. Everything else is functionally identical for the purposes of this video and this course. Thanks, and on to the next video.
- Course: Red Hat Certified Engineer
- Author: Michael Jang
- SKU: 33845
- ISBN: 1-934743-47-X
- Work Files: No
- Captions: For Online University members only
- Subject: Certification
- The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.