JoergK
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How to prepare for RH199 and EX200

Hello community,

This year I would like to do the RH199 Rapid Track crouse and the EX200 RHCSA exam shortly afterwards.

I'm going to do the RH199 as online training and the EX200 as a remote exam. At first I'd like to schedule the exam to have fix point in time when I have to be  ready. Is that even possible? Or do I have to complete the RH199 first to schedule the exam, because RH199 is prerequisite for EX200?

As an online training I have 90 days to complete the course which seems quile long compared to the 5 days you have on an on site training. As it's my first time doing an online training I'd like to know what's waiting for me there. I guess there are ebooks oder PDFs, videos and some kind of lab envirionment to train, right? I appreciate if someone would share their experience here with me.

Is it possible to save some of the materials to local storage to used it after the 90 days period where the course ended?

Thank you in advance for your answers.

Best regards, Joerg

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Travis
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Re: How to prepare for RH199 and EX200

@JoergK -

So you have 90 days access to the lab environment to try everything. Also, the RH124/RH134 are the two courses that cover the objectives for the EX200 exam, with the RH199 being a combination of those two courses (with a small amount of content left out). There are technically no "pre-reqs" for the exams in terms of courses, only recommendations, so you can register for an exam and take it at any time. My suggestions are this ...

  • Get a list of exam objectives for the EX200 (RHCSA Exam)
  • Map the exam objectives to Guided Exercises (GEs) and End of Chapter (EoC) labs
  • Map some of the GEs and EoC Labs and the steps to various man pages and system documentation (see where you can get reference materials for copy/paste/tweak/execute)
    • man nmcli-examples (great for getting examples on networking)
  • Be able to complete GEs and EoCs quickly backward and forwards

You can easily build your own offline lab environment to test your RHCSA knowledge either locally on bare-metal or using virtualization. I would highly recommend if you build your own environment that you only use RHEL 8.2 which you can download as a trial or use the Red Hat Developer Program ... don't use other release versions and don't use any software based on RHEL as some things might be different.

After you've gone through all exercises, create your own scenarios on how you "might" be tested against the exam objectives and use either your own lab environment or the ROL/RHLS provided environment to perform the tasks.

In addition to the application of knowledge and skills learned on the exams, the time management portion is critical. Make sure to not only implement the solution as quickly as possible, you want to check your work and then move on to the next question. I would also suggest moving forward from a task if you truly don't know it and get some easier tasks done. That way you can then come back and attempt those "harder" areas where you can't remember what to do or you need to some trial and error with your commants.

Hope this helps,

Travis

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Marek_Czernek
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Re: How to prepare for RH199 and EX200

Hi there,

Just to answer some of your questions:


At first I'd like to schedule the exam to have fix point in time when I have to be  ready. Is that even possible?

Absolutely! You do not even need to go through RH199 or any Red Hat training. If you feel ready, you can schedule an exam!


As it's my first time doing an online training I'd like to know what's waiting for me there. I guess there are ebooks oder PDFs, videos and some kind of lab envirionment to train, right? I appreciate if someone would share their experience here with me.

You are correct. There is/are:

  1. A text in case you want to self-study, or for reference
  2. A video classroom in case you want a professional instructor teaching you the course
  3. Online lab environment where you get hands-on experience

Part of the training is hands-on exercises so you get a lot of practice.

Is it possible to save some of the materials to local storage to used it after the 90 days period where the course ended?


You can download the PDF of the course for your reference.

In addition to what Travis has said, if this is your first time, let me recommend a couple of articles:

  1. 7 Tips for Passing a Red Hat Certification Exam written by me Smiley Happy
  2. Top 8 tips for passing a Red Hat Certification exam, a video made by Randy, the director for Red Hat exams
  3. https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/maximizing-value-red-hat-learning also written by me, about how to maximize what you get from a training.

I hope this is helpful for you. Feel free to ask follow-up questions and definitely let us know how you've fared!

Good luck with your training and exam!

M.

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Re: How to prepare for RH199 and EX200

Hi Team,

I am preparinf for EX200 and will be attempting in coming days. Any more suggestions will sure add to my prep.

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