Not too sure if this post belongs here, please let me know if I'm in the wrong place.
I recently took the RHCSA and failed in spectacular fashion.
In hindsight, I attribute the reason for my failure to the way would set up my lab while taking a practice test.
I would use 2 VM connected over a network with DHCP enabled and internet access.
I would use online free registers for my container images, instead of practicing subscribing to the RedHat registries.
I would also exclusively practice configuring my repositories from RedHat ISO, instead of a server.
To say the least, I neglected anything that had to do with a network. I hope my post will help someone not make the same mistake.
I was wondering if anybody knew how to construct a better lab environment where I can more effectively practice for my retake. Especially when it comes to repositories and registries.
Hi so... how did you solve your issue?
Congratulations by the way, on passing the RHCSA! I also failed the first attempt, as I had some understanding problem with some of the instructions.
For the preparation, I did use the Red Hat University labs, part of the standard learning subscription. It is somehow expensive, yet it gives access to many courses, some exams attempts and I think something like 400 hours of cloud based lab. For the course Rapid Track to RHCSA RH199, the lab is very easy to use and convenient.
In all transparency, I also used some labs from "Linux Academy" (I think it's called Cloud Guru now) in addition to the Red Hat labs. Sometimes it's helpful, in that case for the RHCSA preparation, the Red Hat lab were very adequate.
I suspect making your own lab would be difficult because usually exams objectives are rather vague and its rather easy to miss important exercices to teach you specific concepts...I know some people who sometimes do their own lab, I am not sure in the end if it's worthy in terms of time and learning results.