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RHCE2B.com: Interview with Frank Gronwald, who took the RHCE Exam Without Taking The Class

Jun 22, 2000, 15:27 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randy Flood)

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"Frank Gronwald is a college student at Delaware State University studying Computer Science. He received an Associate Degree in Computer Network Engineering from Delaware Tech Community College December and then transferred to Delaware State. He also works as a computer technician for the AmeriCorps "KickStart" program. ... Over the Fall 99 semester he took a class in Linux, which used Red Hat Linux 6.0. At the end of the course his instructor told him about the RHCE exam and how he thought that he could pass it. So, he studied the book we used in class "Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours", saved up some money and took the test in April. Unfortunately, not taking the RH 300 class really put him at a disadvantage on the exam, and he didn't pass it."

"Randy: I'd really like to give other people a basis to compare their skills and background, with where you were at when you took the exam. Tell me about the Computer Network Engineering program at Delaware Tech Community college. What sort of stuff did that cover? Was it really focused on the Microsoft view of networking, or did it tend to teach you general concepts like the OSI model?"

Frank: For the most part it covered basic networking and electronics, I had one class on NT and one class on Linux."

"Randy: Before you took the RHCE exam, did you have any classes on operating systems Fundamentals, where they cover the concepts behind things like virtual memory, and process scheduling?"

Frank: Not really, I just learned how to install, and set up and modify user accounts."

"If you are interested in getting your RHCE certification then check out the main page at www.RHCE2B.com"

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