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O'Reilly Network: The RHCE Experience

Feb 28, 2000, 21:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Dean)

"In last month's column, we examined some of the Linux certificate options available for system administration, along with potential motivations for pursuing one. This month we'll focus on the Red Hat Certified Engineer program from Red Hat Software, Inc."

"The RHCE consists of a four-day, instructor-led training class and a one-day, hands-on exam, offered together for the hefty sum of $2,498 (US). If you're not interested in the training, the exam is available separately for $749. The RHCE is a well-known option, and the strong Red Hat brand may make it attractive to you or your employer."

"Red Hat makes it clear that they're not looking for rookies to take their test. As you look over Red Hat's RHCE prerequisites, you may get the sinking feeling that there's just too much there for you to qualify. While it may look intimidating, remember that you're not expected to be an expert in all of the listed topics. Linux or other Unix experience will probably be sufficient, and some reading in advance on the areas you're not directly familiar with will help."

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