cristi
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EX288V46 exam environment and tools

Hello, I will be taking EX288 next week and I have just tested the bootable iso environment.

 

I still have some questions related to the exam that I could not find anywhere else:

1. Will the exam be held inside the in memory loaded RHEL OS or through a browser in a remote virtual machine as you find in the DO288 course?

2. Will tools like: gedit, codium be available in the exam environment? These are tools that are present in the lab environment.

3. During DO288 course (v4.6)  there is a small section about Openshift Templates but it states that they are deprecated. However on the exam objectives, EX288 Objectives , the templates have a dedicated section. Will templates exercises still be present in EX288 version 4.6 exam?

Thank you very much for your time.

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Fran_Garcia
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Re: EX288V46 exam environment and tools

hi there,

 

1- The exam is provided via a remote system. Your laptop running the Exam operating system doesn't run any exam content itself.

2- Gedit - probably yes. Codium, no idea... I haven't taken the exam myself.

3- If it's in the exam objectives, it's part of the content and can be included. Yet specifics shouldn't be discussed as per the exam non disclosure agreement.

 

HTH

 

Fran

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cristi
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Re: EX288V46 exam environment and tools

Hi, Fran, thank you for the answer.

I am still a bit concerned about the tools provided in the exam environment.
I was asking if VSCodium is present (as it is in the DO288 lab environment) because it has out of the box support for yaml files and a file explorer where you can have a quick glance over multiple files. CLI editors like Vim without plugins and configuration have bad support for yaml files not to say the standard identation of 4 spaces that would break configuration. Even worse, if you are not allowed to presc Esc key because you would quit the exam (as it was a year ago when I took Specialist in Containers and Kubernetes certification) it would make Vim edit operations even more cumbersome. I know you can use "oc patch" to modify resources inline but the path for these commands is error prone.


Another question is if ALT + TAB would work in the remote exam environment. In the standard lab environment it does not work and this makes navigating between multiple terminals, editors, browsers really slow.

 

 

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tat
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Re: EX288V46 exam environment and tools

ALT+TAB is not working.

ESC (in Vim) is working.

 

set cursorcolumn

set ts=2 (tabstop or How wide is a tab)

set et (expand tab or Make 2 spaces instead of a tab)

set ai (autoindent or Start the next line in the same column as this)

There are alot more yml,yaml options for Vim!

Hope this helps!

best regards,
Alexander
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