Just before I started my current job I was planning on doing the RHCSA and RHCE exams for a bit of fun. In preparation for that I started to write the revision notes for each of the exam objectives. I got to the end of the RHCSA exam objectives, then my plan kind-of stalled, what with starting the new job etc.
Over the Christmas holiday I got some time to start the notes for the RHCE exam. If anything, the syllabus for this exam is a little simpler as many of the sections follow the same basic format. This full list of RHCE exam objectives includes the links to all the articles I’ve written to cover the objectives. There are still 5 to complete, but hopefully I’ll get those done soon.
The new articles I wrote include:
- Linux Kernel Run-Time Parameters
- Linux Samba Configuration
- Linux DNS Configuration
- Linux Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Configuration Using Postfix
- Linux NFS Configuration
- Linux NTP Configuration
- Linux Remote Logging
Some of the existing articles on the site got some changes to reflect other objectives, including:
- Linux HTTP Server Configuration
- Linux FTP Server Configuration
- User Equivalence (Key-Based Authentication) Configuration on Linux
Remember, these articles are targeted specifically at the exam objectives, rather than trying to provide everything you need to know about the subject. In my opinion, some of the exam objectives are rather too simple, missing out the more interesting and useful features of the software. In some cases I’ve added some extra information beyond the objectives, marking it as not part of the exam, or linked or other articles that give some ideas of other uses.
Once I finish the next batch of articles, I guess I should consider sitting the exams. I’m pretty confident I could get through them now if I had access to my notes, but in the exam you just have “man” and “info” pages, so I would have to commit some of the stuff to memory to get through them. Although I’ve been using Linux for over a decade, the fact I don’t do system administration on a daily basis means some of the more obscure tasks aren’t committed to memory.
It would be nice to get the articles finished and exams done before Oracle 12c is released, or I will be distracted for a while learning all that stuff.