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UnixReview.com: A Look at the Red Hat RHCE Exam

Aug 12, 2001, 15:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Dulaney)

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 you."

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