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:

For questions on scheduling or redeeming your exams,  please use the Red Hat Certification team comment form here. 

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

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vishals
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I"m glad it was resolved. Good luck with your exam!

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PeerryM
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I have a 2017 iMac running Big Sur. Is my system compatible for doing the RHCSA EX200 exam?

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vishals
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Hi @PeerryM ,

Creating the USB live stick using Fedora Media Writer under BIG SUR should not be an issue. Make sure to download the latest versions.

Apple computers are designed to run Apple Mac OS or Windows OS using BootCamp. The operating system the Remote Exam USB stick is using (Fedora 32) is not supported. However, some compatibility is expected due to the hardware similarities with PCs. Unfortunately, there are several product lines and each of them gets several updates every year using customized hardware. Red Hat does not test each particular model for compatibility with the Remote exam boot environment so you may encounter several issues.

While booting is usually not a problem (Pre 2018 models do not have a T2 security chip), you may discover network cards, built-in cam (allowed for PE exams), or a microphone are not recognized. Luckily, 2017 iMac Modes have enough USB-A type ports to connect external wired keyboard, mouse, webcam, or ethernet adapter, if needed. You are also allowed to use a simple USB hub in case you need more ports.

Best Regards,

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rm-rf
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hi @vishals 

Is this the latest fedora live image for the rhel certification?

https://static.redhat.com/downloads/training-certification/rhrexboot.iso

I am using the original image from August but would like to know whether I should use the latest or whether it does not matter (my exam is tomorrow 12 Jan 2021).

I've used the original image twice and the CPU usage is like 100% during the exam (not sure whether it is related).

Thanks in advance.

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vishals
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Hi @rm-rf ,

It seems I was late :)


Is this the latest fedora live image for the rhel certification?

https://static.redhat.com/downloads/training-certification/rhrexboot.iso

Yes, this is the latest ISO. Which version did you use for the exam this time and did you have the CPU issues again?

Regards,

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Nesreena_
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hello All, 

I just need to know is it mandatory to have external webcame or  can I just use my labtop cam

Thanks, 

Nesreena

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marisadean
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It needs to have a 1m cable so therefore it has to be external..
jhkim
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Hi,

After reading the 'Redhat Remote Exam' document, I believe following two environments are possible for remote exam particularily with regard to camera(s) and USB ports. Could you please confirm them ?

Note that I already made Exam Bootable Image USB device.

 

Env 1 - Labtop with 1 embedded camera.

-- 1 additional external USB camera

-- USB port for Exam Bootable Image USB device. (Note that this USB port is //write protected//. It's read only and boot image can be successfully loaded from this port)

 

Evn2 - Desktop without any embedded cameras

-- 1 external USB camera

-- USB port for Exam Bootable Image USB device. (No restriction in this USB port)

-- USB ports for wired keyborad and mouse.

 

I could pass compatability testing for both two environments.

But  please confirm whether they are practically eligible in real exam.

 

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jhkim
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Hi,

Can you please confirm whether my two environments are correct in above ?

Thanks.

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vishals
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Hi @jhkim ,

- An external web camera is mandatory for both desktops and laptops (Even if the laptop has an inbuilt webcam)
` The newer image loads the ISO to memory and prompts to unplug the USB device, freeing up one USB port.

With that aside, both your setups sound okay and meet the exam requirements.

Regards,

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