It has been a lot of hard work, but totally worth it. It took me 6 months with some breaks in between.
I used RHLS as my main study resource with 180 hours of lab time utilised. Exams taken:
I found Puppet to be the hardest exam of them all. Ansible was a new thing to me, but all other topics are more or less what I do at work.
[EDIT: May 2020]
I've also passed OpenShift (EX280) and Hybrid Cloud (EX220).
Don't forget that with more exams, your RHCA level raises, so further challenges will be reflected in your current RHCA :).
I'm aware, RHCA Level II already. Hope to bag another exam by the end of the month! Learning never stops.
It is rewarding indeed, if I could I would do it again.
Congratulations... for becoming RHCA.
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