Deanna
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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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**Our subject matters experts in the Red Hat Learning Community will not be assisting with tasks related to scheduling exams. 

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rbeaver
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Check your bios, if you have secure boot enabled, that could be the issue.  However, if you disable it, you'll want to re-enable before trying to boot your normal OS...and with this setting, YMMV on rebooting your OS from what I hear. 

I had to go through 6 laptops before I found one that would boot and pass compatibility tests (4 of the failed 5 laptops fail compatibility tests because of microphone disabled - same external camera too.)

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JoergK
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Hello everybody,

I'm having trouble with the integrated microphone of my laptop. While I could tweak it using alsamixer in my OS that is not possible when I've booted into the Red Hat Exam Environment. My microphone has way to low volume there.

As I understand from the FAQ headsets are not allowed during remote exams.

Could someone recommend an USB-micorphone that is known to work with the Red Hat Remote Exam Environment?

Thanks in advance.

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vishals
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Hi @JoergK ,

You may use a basic wired headset if there are no other alternatives for input mic. The headset will have to be placed on the work table and your proctor will guide on its placement.

Regards,

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Hi,

I am totaly confused. For the exam bootable USB is must and boot the system through the USB?

My laptop is ahving camera and that is enough?

Thanks and Regards,

Manoj K

 

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vishals
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Hello @ManojKaliatnil ,


I am totaly confused.

Have you read through the Remote exam ebook? The ebook guide should explain the remote exam requirements. If you still have questions, this video, should provide a fair idea.

To answer your question, yes, the exam is accessed using a bootable USB and an external camera is a mandatory requirement.

Please use the links provided above and let me know if you still have questions.

Regards,

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prashanttpt
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Hi All,

I am trying to Boot to the remote exam live USB image in MAC Big Sur but while proeeding further after selecting your EFI boot device as USB flash drive getting error as "the version of the macOS on the selected disk needs to be reinstalled. Use recovery to reinstall macOS or select another startup disk. Please refer attach error screenshot for same.
Can anyone help how to proceed further here?macOS.jpg



 

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vishals
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Hello,

I would suggest working with the exam support team (Live chat contact is available in page 1 of the ebook).
Apple hardware do not play well with the remote exam ISO (See: Operating system: Macintosh section of the ebook) and you may need some tweaks before getting it to boot. I hope the live support can help you.

Regards,

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lmarqueta
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Again a question about the exam environment. The "adequate mic volume" test is marked as failed. However the recording is very very loud and perfectly clear. Can this (totally wrong) "failed" issue prevent me from taking the exam?

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Hello Deanna, I have a question about the RH Exam environment, once the exam actually starts. Is there a way to add a taskbar? It is really difficult to switch between different windows. The instructions are in a browser, then I need to have a terminal opened, and then maybe another browser for verifying if applications are running.

The only way that I could switch between the different applications is by clicking in the 'Activities' and waiting for the slow animation to show me the running applications, and then clicking on the window. This is really horrible way to work, the animations are slow, and I think I probably wasted several precious minutes just switching between the applications when it's all added up.

Is there a way to enable taskbar? Or is the 'Activities' really the only option to switch between applications? I know that GNOME 3 is famous for having almost zero features out of the box but there should be a better way? Thank you.

Michal

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Gineesh
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I use a bigger 2nd monitor and kept my laptop lid closed. So that I can
keep a browser window open on left, 2x consoles in right stacked.. no more
switching.
If you are using a small screen it will be difficult.

Yes, sometimes the desktop graphics is super slow !!!
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