- Series: Certification Press
- Paperback: 1072 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 6 edition (July 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071765654
- ISBN-13: 978-0071765657
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 2 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 227 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press) 6th Edition
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"Certification Book of the Week: 'RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Study Guide'
While its primary purpose is to serve as a study guide, the book doubles equally well as a reference ... All in all, it is a great book and one that anyone working with RHEL 6 will want to have. "
Emmett Dulaney, Associate Professor, in a review at CertCities.com
RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, 6th Ed is "also a very useful book if you simply need to learn more about administering Red Hat Linux systems in your workplace...I like the conciseness of this book."
Reprinted with permission from WServerNews dot com
From the Author
When I saw the changes that Red Hat announced in November of 2010, I knew that I'd have to make serious revisions for the 6th edition. When Red Hat revised those objectives again a month later, I restarted the revision process to make sure I included complete coverage of every objective.
To address the new RHCSA certification, the changes to the RHCE objectives, as well as the new features included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6), I've rewritten and added hundreds of pages of new material. I actually had to delete a couple of hundred pages of now unrelated material from the fifth edition to make room.
Every command in this book has been tested on a RHEL 6 system. Much of this book has also been tested on the freely available Scientific Linux 6, built from RHEL 6 source code. (You don't have to buy RHEL 6 to prepare for the Red Hat exams.) While the best way to prepare for the RHCSA and RHCE exams is with Red Hat's prep courses, I hope you'll find this book to be invaluable in your studies and on the job.
The book describes how you can satisfy the latest objectives for both the RHCSA and RHCE exams. At over 1000 pages, it includes detailed descriptions on how to configure real-world systems based on those objectives. Due to the hands-on nature of the exam, the book includes 109 labs. (That's nearly double the number of labs in the fifth edition.)
Red Hat's director of certification has stated that exam tasks will be "presented electronically". To reflect this change, most lab questions and all four sample exams are available only on the CD, in the subdirectories for each chapter. (All labs in Chapter 1 and one lab in Chapter 2 are still shown in the printed book.)
When I used the fifth edition to teach a Linux course, I realized how important it is to have separate chapters for the RHCSA and the RHCE. It took a bit of extra time, but I hope you agree that it's worth it. If you want to study for the RHCSA first, focus on Chapters 1 through 9. To study for the RHCE, read Chapters 10 through 17. Every chapter includes at least 12 fill-in-the-blank review questions to help you confirm mastery of this material. In addition, Chapters 1 and 2 include instructions on how to use Red Hat's KVM software to create the virtual machines to set up test scenarios for both exams.
As suggested by the RHCSA and RHCE objectives, the "performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they must perform on the job". Security, especially SELinux, is more important than ever. This book describes the RHCSA-level tools needed to configure KVM, to automate installations, to customize how a system boots, to set up different filesystems, to administer users, to update packages, and more. Of course, it also addresses the RHCE skills associated with servers for e-mail, web sites, Samba, NFS, FTP, NTP, and Logging. For both exams, you'll learn to configure firewalls and SELinux in all the detail that you'll need.
Thank you, and good luck!
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I was a bit annoyed that he hand-waves past one of the biggest RHEL7 changes-- network interface naming. He notes that one can configure a network interface to be called 'eth0' and then proceeds to use minimally changed examples from RHEL6. I would have liked to have seen more of a RHEL7-ish way of doing things rather than a quick and dirty "keep it like RHEL6" approach, but I also understand that if we waited for this book to be perfect, RHEL8 probably would already be released before the "perfect" book would be.
I've also had trouble finding the online errata. The site they list for downloads and errata doesn't seem to know this book exists yet. Maybe it's still too new.
Used Mr. Jang's RHEL 6 book to get certified last time and am using this one (RHEL 7) to get updated.
Complete and proven in my case, PDF's included for on the go studying, with no DRM!
These are not difficult exams but I think folks tend to under-prepare and then blame their research materials.
My approach was to skip the reading and go straight to the labs (using the labs answers as a guide). Once I completed all of the labs, then I read the book. Then I did the labs again. Then I read the book again. Then I did the labs again. I stopped the cycle of insanity once I reached a point where I could complete each lab without having to look anything up and could complete a given objective in under 2 minutes. Time can murder you on these tests. My approach was to be fast, super fast.
For RHCSA, I completed all tasks in under 30 minutes. That left me 2 hours to go back through everything with a fine-tooth comb over and over again and come out with a 300 out of 300 score.
For RHCE, I completed all tasks within the first hour leaving me an additional hour for reboots, and SE Linux relabeling....and then a fine-tooth comb back through all of the tasks to make sure all was well. Got a 260 out of 300.....really wish they broke down your score, it'd be great if I know what area I went wrong in.
Anyway, the point of all that was this.... This book (and possibly the associated Lab Book) are ALL that you need. Don't listen to the negative reviews. I keep mentioning the Lab Book but there are a ton a labs that come with this book and they're good labs, the two RHCSA and two RHCE practice exams are great as well. The only problem is this (not actually something negative about this book) - practice makes perfect and after a while, you realize you're just doing the same labs over and over again - so the Lab Book is nice.
DO NOT GOOGLE FOR LABS. There are plenty of resources out there that try to give you command-line examples of what you need to know or even possible lab ideas. I've found a lot of these to be overboard and way above and beyond what you actually need to know - so they will just have you freaking out and over studying topics that don't even apply. Stick to this book. Do the labs over and again. Read CAREFULLY. Practice outside of the labs. If the book mentions something and you don't recall doing a lab for it....just do it then, try it out.