Here's a comprehensive look at what to expect if you're curious
about what it takes to pass the RHCE exam:
"As mentioned, the multiple-choice exam lasts one hour
and consists of 40-50 questions. It covers general Linux topics,
such as regular expressions, as well as topics specific to Red Hat.
Next month, I will look at the top 50 topics to know for this part
of the exam.
The two lab components are the "Server Install/Network Services"
exam and the "Debug" exam. The former focuses on installation and
configuration aspects on the Intel platform. You should know how to
install Linux and configure it to run in every possible role
(workstation, Internet server, and everything in between). An
implied part of installing is configuring and administering -- not
only for services, but also for users and all that they entail
(quotas, scripts, and so on).
The Debug exam lasts two and a half hours, during which time you
must correct 2-4 problems. The problems can range from a service
failing to start, all the way to Linux failing to boot, and might
include anything in between. You are allowed to use anything on the
machine to help you solve the problem (man documentation, syntax
prompts, etc.), but you cannot bring anything external with
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