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RHLS Experience

Hi,

As someoone who works on the backside of the house, I'm curious to what the current RHLS experience is (both from an instructor, current student, and potential student perspective).

 

INSTRUCTORS:

From an instructor perspective, what do you think about RHLS? Do you find it beneficial for your students to become RHLS subscribers? What do you like about RHLS? What do you think could be improved?

 

CURRENT STUDENTS:

Have you been an RHLS subscriber? If so, what did you like about RHLS? What do you think could be improved?

 

POTENTIAL STUDENTS:

If you have not previously been subscribed to RHLS, why haven't you? Would you be interested in a preview of the product before purchasing?

 

Any other comments/feedback are welcome! Thanks Smiley Happy

 

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Flight Engineer Flight Engineer
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Not an instructor, but I certainly find it handy to get instructors into the RHLS for a couple reasons:

  1. They can jump in and try out new courses and technologies quickly and whenever they have a spare moment.
  2. The exams mean they can certify easily with our individual exams.

Hope my instructors agree on this one . . .

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Re: RHLS Experience

From an Instructor's perspective: I think it is a great idea for Students to get a subscription to RHLS as you get to learn Red Hat Products/Technologies directly from the vendor. You get access to all available Curriculum for 1 year with cloud-based lab access for up to 400 Hours.

From a current Student's perspective; Learning from Official Red Hat curriculum (Online Training/Video Classroom) gives you knowledge about the product and will lead you to the achieve the Certification as well, which allows you to prove your expertise on the Technology.

A Potential Student should subscribe to RHLS as they get to learn the content from Red Hat Certified Instructors and not just individual contributors.

You get regular updates to the curriculum as Red Hat launches it, without any extra charge for the duration of your subscription.

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Speaking from a totally selfish instructor perspective:

I certainly think RHLS is a really good offering. I used to install the classroom environment onto my own hardware to prepare for class or to learn myself.

Since I got access to RHLS I rarely use my own hardware to study for a new class though, it's much easier to do it in RHLS and since quite a while the performance is really good.

I still use my own hardware to test installs etc for deliveries.

 

 

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My replies are italicized.

 

INSTRUCTORS:

From an instructor perspective, what do you think about RHLS? Do you find it beneficial for your students to become RHLS subscribers? What do you like about RHLS? What do you think could be improved?

The RHLS represents the single greatest resource to empower our students. Every class that instructors teach should feature a brief demonstration of what the RHLS is.

I personally use it for the lab environment. If an instructor points out an issue, and I would like to verify that the issue exists, and work on a workaround, I fire up the lab in RHLS and in 5 minutes, I'm able to start working. This improves my productivity. I

It also challenges me to be the difference between a RHLS course, and an instructor-led course. It inspires questions like "How can I make my students say 'That class was bloody marvelous, I learnt so much more from the instructor than I did from the book'?"

 CURRENT STUDENTS:

Have you been an RHLS subscriber? If so, what did you like about RHLS? What do you think could be improved?

 Perhaps look at an audible alert 3 or 5 minutes before the autostop timer runs out. Sometimes I get into a lab which has some long running task. and I start working in another window only to return to that window and the lab environment has shutdown.

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Instructor here.

I have used RHLS to prep for several classes. Some of that has been Early Access and some for a new course. Most have been reviewing for a delivery after a minor update or just one that I have not taught in 6 months since I jump around from so many classes. Here are a couple of examples:

1. When prepping for RH362 I reviewed a few chapters from RH254. These were topics referenced in the new course which lists RHCSA as a prereq with RHCE recommended. It helped me in both refreshing my knowledge on a task I do not do everyday and it also reminded me of what my students were likely to have already learned. I can approach a "review" topic differently than a "new topic" in the classroom so when I know that the studnets might have seen it in another course I can ask a few questions to decide the best approach for that room and that week. Similarly I have reviewed very specific prereq courses so that I level set the pace of the follow on class correctly.

2. Watching a video course is a great way to learn alternate approaches to deliverying a topic. Maybe a topic I am not as experienced with or maybe I just want to find an alterate demo for a particularly long lecture section. Only once did this backfire: I was scheduled to teach a RH236 for the first time in a long time. So I decided to just review the material by watching (or at least listening) to the Video Course in RHLS - only to dicover that would mean watching myself!

 

 

 

 

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I have been using my laptop as primary hardware for different RH product testing however our hardware requirements have touched sky in past 18 months and its impossible to keep up with the pace by upgrading hardware.Downloading material to prep for a class is another challenge, you are on road a new course has been released, you are excited to test with RHLS most of these are taken care.You just launch the course and start playing with it, for sure RHLS has made life easy.

Cheers !!
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Hi,

As a current student there are a few things I found a bit annoying:

  1. When I launch a VC course that has multiple versions, e.g. DO407, it defaults to the previous version of the course and not the latest.
  2. When I go to the course catalog I can see multiple entries for the same course, e.g. when I search for "rh413" in the catalog I can see 7 entries with "Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413R)" as a title. 
  3. Why isn't the last course that I was competing at the top of the list on my Home screen.

Apart from these small gripes, I'm finding RHLS to be an incrediably useful (and cost effective) tool to keep my skills up to date.

Ranjit. 


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I totally agree the example you shared of DO407 was spot on. I had downloaded the "newer" course guilde. Next training session I start, was using the original 407 course and there was a definite difference in what I was seeing and what was being discussed.

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"If you have not previously been subscribed to RHLS, why haven't you? Would you be interested in a preview of the product before purchasing?"

The price for the Basic RHLS is £4,300 plus VAT (in the UK). That's really steep unless you get your employer to cover the cost. If there was a free preview of RHLS of some kind, I would be indeed interested.

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