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PiotrS
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

Just finished my first remote exam. 283/300 is not a bad result but I have few comments.

1. I had a little bit scary experience during the exam and I think I know the cause of the problem.

Exam is running inside web browser so my advice: DO NOT use mouse buttons defined as "forward/back". It will cause weird "network error" and my Proctor advised me to refresh view and it helped.

2. Few questions are not so clear but maybe it requires some polishing.

3. Exam is running in window smaller than my monitor native resolution - I have 2560x1440 monitor but IMHO exam was running in 1920x1080 or even smaller desktop. It would be nice to have more workspace.

4. Looking forward to have more exams available in this format Smiley Happy

Overall experience was pretty good but it could be better with more than one display or at least higher resolution available.

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JS_Learning
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

Hi @PiotrS ,

Congratulations for passing your certification exam! Actually your grade is rather good, I passed 4 Red Hat Certification exams, none of them were easy (at least for me and for many others)...

1. You are right, it is not easy and can be stressful to get used to the Remote Exam environment "remote desktop". Especially with the mouse. I felt slightly impeded by the way to copy/paste from the tools menus rather than using traditional shortcuts (mouse buttons, control c +control v). Some feedback was sent and the team is exploring the possibility to have some sort of mini test system that will allow candidates to familiarize with that. The teams have other priorities at the moment, and that "test system" could require costly resources. It's being investigated.

 

2. As a non English native myself, some questions are sometimes ambiguous. I proposed once that some questions are written twice (paraphrased) to ensure clarity. I think the more people expressing their opinion on that, the more chances relevant changes will be made.

 

3.  I'm not sure about that one, have you tried changing the resolution in the Fedora desktop?

 

4. There are already 7 of them, a few were added recently. (in fact it's 8, counting that EX200, RHCSA exam, is available in 2 versions, for RHEL8 and RHEL7):

https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/ways-to-test 

A few more are currently in Pilot phase (it means they are being tested by Red Hat internals).

 

Feel free to share your experience and comments to the form, that will go directly to the certification team (and they will receive your feedback directly):

https://rhtapps.redhat.com/comments/ 

Your feedback is very precious, fully appreciate your efforts!

 

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PiotrS
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

Hi JS_Learning

1. I thought that it was worth mentioning that using "mouse shortcuts" is not recommended. CTRL+C/V is not working as well so I'm not using this keyboard shortcuts. It would be nice to have all of them working like in normal desktop but hey - we are signing terms and conditions. If someone is not happy with enviornment he/she can send some comments or go to the training center.

2. Question like "Please enable service X to run on port Y" is not so descriptive. I have no idea whether should I allow access on firewall too or not. Will this be tested from "localhost" or from another machine? It should be clarified.

3. The problem is that I had a full screen with native resolution (2560x1440) but the exam was only on part of the screen. Outside exam window there was icon with chat with proctor, window with camera view etc. But I'd like to use whole screen for exam (bigger terminal window, few windows open on one screen).

4. I'm wating for 415, 436, 442 and other but having 7 exams available as RE is a huge step forward comparing my first exams 12 years ago Smiley Happy

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dcorazza
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

In the Getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam document there is a link to

7. Boot to the Remote Exam Bootable Live USB ​ - G
o to instructions

But no way to access. The file needs authorization.

 

Can you help

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JS_Learning
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

Hi  @dcorazza ,

I don't know why you are getting that message, maybe it's some pdf related security?

I checked on the latest version of the document here:

https://learn.redhat.com/t5/Certification-Resources/Getting-Ready-for-your-Red-Hat-Remote-Exam/ba-p/... 

 

7. Boot to the Remote Exam Bootable Live USB is present twice, and both "go to instructions" links are internal links (=inside that PDF), supposed to redirect you to the same document, section:

"Booting to the Remote Exam Live USB image" (page 13/20).

 

Hope that helps,

 

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AJ17
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

Hi all!

I bought RHCSA 8 exam 4days ago and I got e-mail about receiving payment, so now my order status is "Payment received". In e-mail RedHat provide link for me - "Please login to The Red Hat Training Center to view your order details". I try to enter, I can see my order details but there is no way to include my own cabinet and schedule the exam date. So, my question is: What can I do for scheduling exam and How?

 

Thanks

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JS_Learning
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

 

Hi @AJ17 ,

I haven't bought an exam since a few month(s). Before the Remote Exams, candidates were receiving another email with the instructions on how to schedule. 

I think, if the process hasn't changed, you are supposed to received another email with the link to the scheduling tool, so you can schedule your Red Hat certification exam.

Now that a bit of time has passed since you posted, can you please verify your email and check if a new one was sent with those instructions?

Cheers,

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AJ17
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

Thank you for your answer.

I just checked and no new e-mail received.

I get total 2 e-mails:
1st - about creation of order
2nd - about received payment for order.

My friend also boughtt online exam and his 2nd email there was link in email which enables him to schedule( I mentioned it in above mesage), I have that link to in my 2nd email but when I click it, it shows me just a details or order.

***EDITED***

 

I got that e-mail, thanks!

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alpha_piyush
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

HI, I am Piyush. I am going to take remote exam next week.

I have wireless keyboard and wireless mouse connected with bluetooth dongle which passed the compatibility test.

Do these wireless keyboard and wireless mouse along with bluetooth USB dongle are allowed in the exam ?

Morever, I have internal and an external USB web camera, but I am wondering if I close the lid of laptop when I connect external monitor, Will proctor allow to use only one web camera (externally connected with laptop) because laptop lid will be closed during the exam and will have to use only one camera.

Thanks much for in advance for your prompt reply. Appreciate this community very much.

 

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PiotrS
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Re: Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

I'm pretty sure that wireless mouse is not allowed during exam - I have Logitech mouse and it passed compatibility test. I had to replace mine with mouse with USB cable to be compliant with exam requirements. As for camera - I have only one external camera and it was allowed on exam. But you should be prepared for few room "scans" so camera cable longer than 1m is preferred.

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