"Last month, I introduced the RHCE certification track
and its requirements. One of those requirements is passing a
multiple-choice exam. The exam consists of 40-50 questions that are
based on general Linux topics (such as regular expressions), as
well as topics that are specific to Red Hat. The time period
allotted for the exam is one hour.
Note that last month it was erroneously reported that the exams
are given at a number of locations -- "about 20 worldwide."
Randolph Russell, the RHCE Certification Manager, has pointed out
that the exam is now often scheduled in 21 cities in the United
States and Canada. It is also offered in Europe, Japan, Australia,
and the Pacific Rim.
This month, I will look at the top 31 topics to know for this
part of the exam. Why 31? The list of topics mirrors those
emphasized by Red Hat. The following list of study topics includes
links that will take you to sites documenting the topics in detail
and should quickly bring you up to speed on your exam preparation.
Bear in mind, however, that the difficulty of the RHCE exam lies
not so much in the multiple-choice portion of the exam, but in the
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