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RHCSA - EX200V8K Evaluation

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Hello all, 

 

I would like to know more information about how the exam is verified.

I took the EX200V8K test yesterday and passed, but my score was only 240 points.

As it is a practical test, I know exactly the 2 items that I was unable to complete, all the others I am sure of the result, since the question is very clear about the expected.

In the test it is not clear to use a specific command, so I believe that the evaluation should be made in relation to the final result and not (in this case) the way it was done.

For example:

Question: Create the file exam_ex200.txt with the text RHCSA in its content.
Answer:
1. touch exam_ex200.txt && echo "RHCSA"> exam_ex200.txt

2. vi exam_ex200.txt
i
RHCSA
ESC
: wq

3. cat << EOF >> exam_ex200.txt
RHCSA
EOF

4. echo "RHCSA"> exam_ex200.txt
5. echo 'RHCSA'> exam_ex200.txt
6. echo RHCSA> exam_ex200.txt
7. VAR = "RHCSA"
echo $ VAR> exam_ex200.txt

Anyway, I can spend all day writing ways to write the RHCSA text inside the file exam_ex200.txt and ALL OF THEM will achieve the final result.
If the question requires me to use the touch command for example, in this case yes I can be assessed whether the touch command was used to write the file, however, when it is not clear in the question about using the command, what should be analyzed is the end result.

Obviously this is a very simple example, but in LINUX we have several ways to reach an end result. What became clear to me is that the way in which a question was answered is being analyzed (perhaps via a script reading the command history), this creates an uneven difficulty, because I don't know which command is being expected.

I believe that the test should evaluate the final result and not the way it was done (unless the use of a specific command was made explicit).

As in the test we do a check whenever we finish a certain item I am absolutely sure of what I was able to answer and achieve what was expected and what I was unable to do.

What do you think ? Does anyone have details of how it is evaluated?

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Re: RHCSA - EX200V8K Evaluation

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Congrats on passing your exam!

The exams grade the end result and not the process. We can't get into the finer details here due to an NDA but I just wanted to reply to say that the end result is always considered.

if [[ "grep -q RHCSA /root/exam_ex200.txt && ls -l /root/exam_ex200.txt | grep -q ^-rwx------" ]]; then echo pass; else echo fail; fi

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Re: RHCSA - EX200V8K Evaluation

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Congrats on passing your exam!

The exams grade the end result and not the process. We can't get into the finer details here due to an NDA but I just wanted to reply to say that the end result is always considered.

if [[ "grep -q RHCSA /root/exam_ex200.txt && ls -l /root/exam_ex200.txt | grep -q ^-rwx------" ]]; then echo pass; else echo fail; fi

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