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Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

This thread is dedicated to connect you with Red Hat subject matter experts who can help answer your questions regarding Red Hat remote exams. Please see the following resources for Red Hat Remote Exams below:

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DirkSeifert
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Hi Vishals,

Many thanks for the quick feedback.
I agree with you 100% that people who want to take an RHCE seminar need to be able to build such a testing environment.
Of course, YOU are right that RH cannot have a solution for every problem. I was just asking if there was a solution. As for the keyboard problem I mentioned earlier, I have now bought an en_US (QWERTY) keyboard that I will use for the exam. I don't want to encounter the problem that e.g. on a de_DE (QWERTY) keyboard some characters do not work.
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vishals
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Hi @DirkSeifert ,

I understand your concern, however I am unable to comment on a solution for your scenario and only the proctors can make a decision depending on all factors at the time of the incident.
Alternatively, the candidate can also raise a support ticket and the team will perform a thorough review and decide.

On the keyboard layout issue, I am sorry you had to look for a US keyboard. We currently have a new version of the remote exam image being tested which should fix the non-English keyboard layout issues. I expect it to be released in the next few weeks.

Best Regards,

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EfuaP
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My personal laptop has only one port and therefore I intend to use my office laptop. My remote exams is scheduled for Dec. 2 and I intend to run the compatibility test the day before. If while running the compatibility test I run into firewall issues, will Redhat allow me to use a different laptop to run the compatibility test same day rather than cancelling my scheduled exams?

Thanks

EfuaP

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vishals
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Hi @EfuaP ,

I do not see any issues/restrictions for switching devices before your exam and you can run the compatibility tests on any number of devices, any number of times. However, I would ask you to run the tests much in advance and contact/inform support of any issues.

Regards,

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seandrethegiant
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Sounds like you need another laptop for the exam.


Sent from my overpriced smartphone
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charith1994
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I would like to know the minimum speed requirement (down and upload) to do a RedHat remote exam at home? I am using a ADSL router with max speed down 12mbps and upload 1mbps) Is it possible to do it with the above setup? or is it necessary to have a leased line connection? I have tried to do it twice with the above setup couldn't even start the exam though the speed test got passed.anyone here got it to work with a ADSL connection?

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vishals
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Hi @charith1994 ,

The remote exam requirements state a download speed requirement of 768Kbps and upload speeds of 512Kbps. Note that these are the speed requirements to access Red Hat servers and not the general speed test results. (The speed tests available on the internet usually pick the nearest server and its results might not be quite accurate to judge compatibility with remote exams)

On your ADSL setup, though its theoretical upstream speed still somehow meets the compatibility test requirements, there is also stability and latency playing an important role. These variables depend on the distance from the phone central, ISP settings, modem, and line quality. In case you experience consistent failures while accessing the exams, I would encourage you to consult your Internet service provider.

Best Regards,

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Hi everybody,

I have scheduled my remote exam EX300K on Apr, 29 at 3 pm with no error but after I read that this exam is not currently available for remote.

Unfortunately There were no options in a testing center in Milano maybe for the pandemic restrictions.

Should I consider this reservation valid?

Regards

Claudio

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vishals
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@ClaudioAriatti ,

Hi there,

The EX300K exam is available as a remote exam for a few weeks now and your exam reservation is valid as long as you have received the confirmation email. Can you please point me to the page where it says otherwise and I'll have that updated.
I noticed the public webpage for EX300K does not mention the remote exam modality as well and have forwarded feedback to the team.

Good luck with your exam! 

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Mutl3y
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After taking my exam today I feel I can add some vital information for the FAQ section.

If you have a 4K monitor, the offical advice I received today was to ensure you choose 1920 * 1080 as your display resolution. Highly advise this otherwise you will only be working with part of your display and will not be able to resize or go fullscreen with the desktop provided and will most likely need extra glasses.

There is no way to alter any desktop settings and only see this desktop size issue once the exam has started 

I would highly suggest this is added to the FAQ section although support said they would review the documentation anyway.

 

 

 

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