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RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302) (Certification Press) Paperback – June 21, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0072264548 ISBN-10: 0072264543 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Series: Certification Press
  • Paperback: 848 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 5 edition (June 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072264543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072264548
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This book covers every published objective in the latest two-part hands-on exam (Troubleshooting and System Maintenance; Installation and Configuration) for the Red Hat Certified Engineer credential from Red Hat. Plus it's up to date for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The best way to prepare for the RHCE exam is with Red Hat's prep courses, but you'll find this book an invaluable resource in your studies and afterwards on the job.

Everything you see on the RHCT exam is part of the RHCE exam. In other words, you can use this book to study for both exams. If you're studying first for the RHCT, read the Introduction. You'll find a guide to the topics to study in the book, based on the publicly available Red Hat exam prep requirements.

But more importantly, to pass the Red Hat exams, you need real-world Linux administration skills. This book can help you brush up and enhance skills in areas where you might be a bit rusty. The problem-based focus means you can use this book even after you pass the RHCE exam.

I've updated this book to the latest requirements, including tips on making Security Enhanced Linux play well with any services you may configure. There are now 16 chapters in this book, which means there are many more labs that can help you practice configuring and troubleshooting Linux.

If you're serious about passing the RHCE or RHCT exam, and can afford it, take the Red Hat courses. And read this book. As suggested by Red Hat's Exam prep guide, practice installing and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Practice installing, configuring, and activating network services. Configure scenarios that require you to debug the boot process. Configure scenarios that require you to repair network services. Practice until installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining Red Hat Enterprise Linux is second nature to you.

Thank you, and good luck!

From the Back Cover

Get the book that shows you not only what--but how--to study
  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam RH302
  • Exam Readiness checklist at the front of the book--you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Real-World Exercises--Step-by-step instruction modeled after the hands-on RHCE exam questions
  • Inside the Exam sections highlight key exam topics covered and how to answer questions correctly
  • Simulated exam lab questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam
  • Money-saving tips explain how you can study for the exam without buying Red Hat Enterprise Linux

      Covers all RH302 exam topics, including: Installation * Configuration * Partitioning * Filesystem Management * Kernel, Cron, and User Administration * X Window System * Linux Sharing Services * Samba Networking * DNS/BIND, NFS and DHCP * Systems Administration and Security

      The best fully integrated study system available

      True to the format of the latest RHCE exam! CD-ROM includes:

      • Two complete RHCE exams featuring the same types of hands-on problems that you’ll see on the live exam
      • Electronic book for studying on-the-go
      • Bonus installation screen review for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

      About the Author: Michael Jang, RHCE, Linux+, LCP, is the author of several computer books and professional certification study guides on Linux and Microsoft operating systems and networking.

      --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

I bought the book because I intend to take and pass the RHCE exam.
webpointmorpheus
Overall, I highly recommend this study guide for anyone serious about becoming certified as an RHCT/RHCE.
M. Seidel
Going through these labs is what makes the book a good learning tool.
James Rankin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
The Red Hat Certified Engineer is one of the most respected of the Linux certifications. Part of the reason is because of the difficulty of the exam. "Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide, 4th Edition" covers all the points of the exam very well and includes the information you need to work with Red Hat in the real world. In addition to all the information you need to pass the exam, the book contains over 50 lab exercises and two complete RHCE exams and the entire book on CD. If you plan on taking the exam do the labs, don't just read over them.
Michael Jang has consistently produced high quality books and this is one of his best. The book is strongly slanted toward passing the exam, which is okay since that is exactly what it purports to be. Throughout the book there are short comments marked off from the rest of the test which points to tips for real world items (called "on the job") and tips for the exam (called "exam watch"). Each chapter ends with a short summary, a "two-minute drill", self-test questions, and lab questions. The "two-minute drill" is great for exam preparation the day of the exam since it is pretty much the type of thing that you would put on note cards for a quick review anyway.
This is real-life advice and is full or tips and troubleshooting problems. In the installation section it covers disk partitioning, swap space, bios limits, multiple controllers, and RAID. Some good solid advice and information about things like problems with a computer with both a SCSI drive controller and IDE drive controller in the same system. The installation troubleshooting section includes boot loaders, RAID, logical volumes, kickstart automated installation and pretty much everything you might run across.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Alex Kah on October 2, 2005
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This is a great book to get you started or to finish review for this exam however I think more experience than just reading this book is needed to pass the exam. I have been using Linux since 2000 and have been wanting to get this certification for some time. Rcently I was working with a company that provided a training budget and sent me to a RHCE boot camp so before I went to the class I purchased this book. I read the book, took the class, and easily passed the exam on the last day of class.

If you have enough Linux experience to resolve most OS server issues then purchasing this book for review and other items you may not do on a regular basis should enable you to pass the exam. There are more than likely items on the exam such as LVCM, NIS, and quotas that a lot of people do not use on a regular basis so this book provides good information in regards to those types of subjects.

The great thing about the exam is that a lot of it is hands on so your not required to resolve problems in a certain manner but only required to come to the correct solution.

I think the RHCE is a valuable certification to obtain for sys admins even though it has not necesarrily benefited me monetarily it has definitely expanded my knowledge base. I do know others who have gained this certification and either recieved raises at their current jobs or moved to different jobs that paid higher wages because of them having the RHCE certification.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By James Rankin on July 31, 2007
Format: Paperback
I read Edition 5 of this book right before taking the RH300 prep course, and it helped a great deal. The book alone may or may not be enough to pass the exam, unless you already fully understand things like SELinux.
Jang provides many useful lab exercises in the book, so you should download VMware Server and CentOS 5!! Going through these labs is what makes the book a good learning tool.
But in conjunction with the RH300 class, this book is outstanding. Highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Romero on October 1, 2004
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I am an RHCE now because of this book. I read it from cover to cover and had a friend create the test conditions outlined in the practice tests that come with the book. These things readied me for the class (RH300) that I took. I believe that some of you could read this book, do the labs and practice tests and pass the RHCE exam without the RH300 class; I wanted to take it.

Jang outlines the material well and does a great job of teaching the more difficult points. The book directs you on where to obtain a copy of RHEL 3 (modified) or how to use RedHat Linux 9 as a substitute if you can't afford a real copy of RHEL 3.

There are a few minor errors but nothing that detracts from the subject matter.

Pay close attention to the troubleshooting chapter and practice, practice, practice. Do every lab, answer every question and try to make what you're learning work in other scenarios.

I give it a 4 because 5 would infer that you could study this book and pass the RHCE all in one shot; and since I took the test I can safely say the one thing this book, or any other, can't do is properly simulate the test environment. You would have to know this stuff cold so you could deal with the exam environment and the inevitable pressure that comes with it... nothing can prepare you for that except the exam itself. So, for prep I give it a 4. For content and teaching I give it a 5.
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