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I just went with an old Linux laptop, the exam specs are not high, and had a good experience with the exam interactivity.
Hi Team! I am taking a remote exam for the first time tomorrow. I was very convinced the rhexam would fail, there are several moving parts, USB boot, USB hub, Camera, mic etc... went great tho! 10 mins from boot to finishing the compatiblity test. Your docs were very thorough and the whole process went great!
It even found my wireless nic, top of the list
Now, bring on the test! :)
Yesterday I took the PE124, preliminary exam for the RHCSA EX200 exam. This morning I found out I failed it. I can take a failure, but the experience wasn't the best. The one thing I took from it was the exam format and how to navigate around. However, I didn't have to boot to the USB Live environment. In a browser, I went to the exam and click a red Start Exam button. This must be different from the actual exam.
Anyway, I used Sanders and Asghar Ghori's certification guides. For months, I spent hours daily doing labs. I feel very confident with NFS, resetting the root password, firewall-cmd, SELinux, containers, autofs, storage with LVM/Stratis/VDO... and I read in reviews of those guides that if you can do all the labs in those books that you are ready for the EX200 exam. Since I can do all that work without looking up the process and feel confident in my skills I thought I'd take PE124 to see how I do.
The failure wasn't that bad, but it was how I failed. There was nothing that I studied on the preliminary exam. 2-3 of the questions were worded in such a way that I was very confused on what needed to actually be done. Not only that, but one question made NO sense at all. I am going to lookup in my guides more on the topic of that question to see if I might have missed something. I don't want to say what the question was in case there is an NDA.
I guess I just feel defeated right now and confused. Is the preliminary exam that much different than the actual exam? I really put in the time to learn this material so to take an exam and be caught off guard like that... well, I'm not sure what to think.
Hey @74razor ,
It's completely normal to feel that way. All Red Hat certification exams I attempted were rather difficult due to the time limit, especially my first exam. It takes time to get used to it. So do not worry, you are not alone.
Did you review the objectives of the PE124 exam before attempting it? I have taken the exam and the objectives cover all the exam topics.
Anyway, I used Sanders and Asghar Ghori's certification guides. For months, I spent hours daily doing labs.
Others might disagree, but my problem with these courses is that they coach you to pass the exam instead of teaching. The entire content and labs are designed to help you earn that particular certification only. So, I believe you would have done much better on the actual EX200 exam.
Don't lose hope. Keep practicing and I'm sure you will do well in the next exam!
just read the instructions and totally confused. 21st century and you asking to boot from usb and have an external camera. what else do you need? a room 5x4 with 5 people and a dog?\
ridiculous requirements, never thought i will need to boot my laptop using your usb to proove my knowledge. can't you come up with better way conducting remote exams? shall i help?
Hi @VladiPanian ,
just read the instructions and totally confused.
I'm sorry to hear about your confusion. Are you referring to the 'Getting Ready for remote exam' document? The instructions seem pretty straightforward to me, but do post your question here and either I or the community can try to help.
can't you come up with better way conducting remote exams? shall i help?
The certification team has chosen to deliver exams through a restricted OS after a lot of deliberation to protect the exam content. If you have suggestions, feel free to recommend them here.