As our technology-driven world continues to evolve and change on a nearly daily basis, so does the expansion of open-source in new and exciting ways. This global expansion calls for more and more competent Linux systems administrators, both new and experienced, to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry. Many systems administrators aim to push their own skills further and to become certified in a multitude of products. However, many more are unsure of where they stand, or even how to get started on validating their skills outside of their regular day-to-day operations. There are hundreds of different certifications available in the world, but where should new and inexperienced systems administrators start?
Red Hat has an answer for you: PE124 Red Hat Preliminary Exam in System Administration I. The PE124 offers new and inexperienced Linux users a chance to test their knowledge on their Linux fundamentals, including command-line proficiency, component installation, network management, user administration, and more. This exam is the perfect opportunity to gauge your knowledge and skill level. Taking this preliminary exam is the ideal way to measure your progress and the skills and knowledge you have gained if you have taken RH124 Red Hat System Administration I.
While the preliminary exam does not confer any certifications in itself, it can be used as a launching pad on your way to becoming certified through Red Hat’s learning services. Enrolled students can even use their own devices to use to take the exam, so traveling to testing facilities is not necessary.
Passing this preliminary exam is a great way to prove to your manager, or potential employer, that you have the skills to make it in the industry. If you’re not sure where you stand, the Preliminary Exam in System Administration I, as well as other skills assessment tools, is the best way to prove your skills to yourself and start your journey towards being a Red Hat Certified Professional.
Randy Russell, Director of Certification, Red Hat, Inc.
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