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PiotrS
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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RedHat Remote Exam supported hardware (cameras, mice, keyboards)

Hi

I'd like to start a thread related to Remote Exam supported hardware.

In the other discussion there are a lot of questions related to cameras, keyboard/mouse setup etc.

So let's start.

Disclaimer: This page is about recommendations by other candidates. There can be various factors which can impact and lead to a different results. As an example maybe a external webcam was not able to autofocus, and a candidate used the laptop internal webcam (which is not mandatory to have) instead. In that scenario, recommending the external webcam might be a bit flawed. 

  1. The official requirement page: https://learn.redhat.com/t5/Certification-Resources/Getting-Ready-for-your-Red-Hat-Remote-Exam/ba-p/... 
  2. The official Remote Exams FAQ: https://www.redhat.com/en/resources/certification-remote-exams-FAQ

I had an opportunity to test the following hardware during my exam (status for Aug 31st, 2020):

1. Camera - Logitech C920 - works like a charm, sometimes I had issue with microphone but it was related to external noise.

2. Keyboard - Dell KB213p - no issues at all

3. Mouse - generic Dell mouse - no issues at all

I also tested Logitech MX Master 2S mouse - it worked well BUT it's a wireless mouse so it's not allowed on Remote Exams (I had to replace it with wired mouse).

4. Monitor - Dell 25" QHD monitor - no issues at all (exam workspace could be a little bit larger but I had no issues with terminal window/web browser)

 

What was not allowed:

1. Any type of network connected webcam

2. Smartphone with external software like DroidCamX etc.

 

Please add your equipment - It could be helpful for future candidates.

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sen
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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I used webcam SEMBIKO FULL HD WEBCAM and USB HUB Anker Ultra slim 4 port in 1st December. Webcam passed the compatibility test.

I used it with Dell Vostro 15 3581.

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MarcVW
Cadet
Cadet
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My setup used for a remote exam on Dec 31th 2020, without issues, all compatibility tests passed:
* Lenovo T460P notebook (14 inch WQHD, i7, 32GB RAM)
* Logitech B910 HD Webcam (HD 720p video 30fps, 78-degree angle, dual microphone, autofocus). Had to disable built-in webcam in bios in advance (to use the external webcam)
* Lenovo wired usb mouse
* wired lan connection
* Kingston DataTraveler SE9 16GB Aluminium usb-key with latest RH exam iso, downloaded from https://static.redhat.com/downloads/training-certification/rhrexboot.iso (585cb364da1ae2fae94e22e07913316e rhrexboot.iso)

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maxH
Cadet
Cadet
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Hi, Can I use my android/IOS device as a webcam using a USB cable ?

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Unfortunately not. The first entry told: 

What was not allowed:

1. Any type of network connected webcam

2. Smartphone with external software like DroidCamX etc.

Regards

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harjitsachar
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Has anybody been able to run the exam ISO on a laptop with a RTX 1660 / 1650 / 2060 Nvidia graphics card ?

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Mostafa
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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Hello,

Should the webcam be Full HD 1080P or it can be HD 720P?

Is the below model suitable for the remote exam?

https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-Webcam-Microphone-360-Degree-Rotation/dp/B08C53M2N7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?...

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JS_Learning
Moderator
Moderator
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Hi,

1) It can be HD720P, as you can see in the second post of this topic, some users tested this one properly: EIVOTOR Webcam 720P. I also used a logitech 720P properly.

2) I can't tell you- depends on drivers, quality, autofocus... If someone tested that model, feel free to share I'll add it to the list of devices that worked.

 

Cheers,

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tmirza
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Cadet
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is it okay if i have a 2mega pixel camera

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JS_Learning
Moderator
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Hi,

Please check models, etc... See post 2 of this topic, you will see it's about viewing angle, quality, autofocus...

 

 

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sysadreq
Cadet
Cadet
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Hi, 

I want to confirm if there a limit on monitor size? 

I will be using a desktop and 27inch monitor. I don't have any other monitor aside from this one.

 

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