i got 162/300 points and did fail the exam.
I was kinda suprised (lost about 30-40 minutes of time) because i couldn't reset the root password. In fact i was aware that there a different kind of methods to reset the root passwords. My exam was on RHEL 8.2 so i practiced resetting the root password with rd.break. On my labs it worked perfectly fine everytime but on the exam i couldn't change the root password. I knew there was a second method too (with init=/bin/bash) but i didn't practiced much with that method since i thought it would be on RHEL9 exam. So i tried like 30-40 minutes to reset the root password and was finally able to reset it. Unfortunately i lost a lot off time and began to panic rushing through all tasks.
Manage basic networking: 0%
Understand and use essential tools: 60%
Operate running systems: 57%
Configure local storage: 40%
Create and configure file systems: 67%
Deploy, configure and maintain systems: 50%
Manage users and groups: 100%
Manage security: 100%
Manage containers: 0%
Create simple shell scripts: 0%
So first of all i don't understand why i did get 0% on manage basic networking. In the task i was told to just configure the appropiate ip address, netmask, gateway and dns. I did that via nmcli connection modify and checked it out if i did everything correct, unless i misunderstood the task?
There was also a simple shell script task. I did that and tested it out, it was succesful, so i also don't understand why i'd get here 0%. Maybe there is something, it told me to create the script under /usr/local/bin with the name lets say "script". I saved it there as "script.sh". Would that mean i was not allowed to name it with .sh?
I got a free retake so i will soon try again. Hopefully someone can explain me the issues i faced within the exam.
I had to configure a specific ip address with netmask, gateway and dns.I did that but i was not sure which interface i should have edit, there were 3 different interfaces. eth0 and 3 virtual interfaces so logically i thought i had to just modify eth0 according to the task and did that.
nmcli connection modify eth0 ipv4.address 192.168.0.100/24 ipv4.gateway 192.168.0.1 ipv4.dns 192.168.0.1 ipv6.method disabled ipv4.method manual (i am turning ipv6 off because i had sometimes problems - no connection while labbing)
then i i shut the connection and start it up again via:
nmcli connection down eth0
nmcli connection up eth0
or sometimes i restart the service via systemctl.
Hi, i can't tell for sure but i did some research on where i could have failed. Red Hat didn't tell me anything specific, they reviewed my case and told me that the scoring was appropiate.
Regarding the network task: It may have been the case that connection.autoconnect was set to false so after reboot my connection wouldn't start automatically ~ 0 points
Regarding the scripting task: I may have gotten 0 points because of the naming of the file. I was told (in the task) to name it "script" but i instead named it as script.sh in the appropiate folder /usr/local/bin/
nevertheless i was able to pass the exam not too long ago. Passed with 287/300 Points and almost 100% in every subject!