I'm new to Red Hat and I would like to know the best way to learn and obtain Red Hat Cert (RHCSA) EX200
I have a basic knowledge of Linux, I have worked with Ubuntu, deployed a Cloud server which I use to manage my clients wifi network, implemented Unifi ubiquiti.
Please advise on the best steps to RHCSA.
I've taken and passed this exam (not on the first try). I would say https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/rh134-red-hat-system-administration-ii would be the best resource to prepare for the exam.
Good day, @Bitsi
To become RHCSA certified, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the exam objectives, study official Red Hat material, practice in aHEL environment, use additional resources such as books and videos, join study groups and online communities, take practice exams, and schedule the exam at an authorized center.
By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to earning your RHCSA certification - good luck with your preparation and on the exam!
RHCSA course is targeted at system administrators with a non-Linux background or those who need to expand their existing Linux skills. Some concepts are entry-level, while others are more specialized. The content provides a solid foundation.
The RHCSA topics cover command line basics, storage, service management, fundamental security, SSH, networking, basic scripting, and an introduction to containers. The content is spread out over two weeks, except for the accelerated Fast Track course, which is typically one week.
Red Hat's RHCSA prep courses include training at a standard pace and an accelerated course. Those with experience should certainly consider the Rapid Track course. It covers the same content in a condensed format.
RH124 Red Hat System Administration I
RH134 Red Hat System Administration II
RH199 RHCSA Rapid Track
I recommend that you use the Red Hat Skills Assessment Tool to help evaluate your current level of knowledge on RHEL. There is no point in wasting time or money by ending up in the wrong training course. The assessment asks a series of questions and provides guidance based on your answers. You can find the assessment tool here. It's free—give it a shot after you finish reading this article.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually all training is provided online. I know there are many differing opinions on the effectiveness of online training. I consider online training success to be a function of three things: The instructor, the online classroom, and the student. Obviously, you have the most control over the "student" aspect. Your approach and attitude dictate much of your success. If you are attentive, ask questions, do the labs, and want to learn, you will.
Here are a few basic tricks to get the most out of your learning opportunity:
* To start with redhat certifications you need to create a redhat login-id from https://www.redhat.com/en
You need to use this redhat login to login and take redhat exams.
The following steps can be used if you're new to Red Hat and wish to learn more about the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification (EX200):
Take practice exams to get a feel for the format of the real thing, gauge your preparation, and pinpoint your areas of weakness. Red Hat provides a few sample questions and practice tests that can.
Join Study Groups or Forums: Engage with other individuals preparing for the RHCSA exam by joining study groups or online forums. These platforms allow you to collaborate, discuss concepts, and learn from others' experiences.
Schedule and Take the Exam: Once you feel confident in your skills and have thoroughly prepared, schedule your RHCSA exam with a Red Hat authorized training partner or testing center. Follow the instructions provided for the exam and give yourself enough time to complete all the tasks.
Remember that passing the RHCSA exam requires practice and practical experience. It's crucial to gain a firm grasp of the ideas and feel at ease using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Wishing you luck as you pursue Red Hat Certified System Administrator status!
I've found home labbing to be valuable tool as well as the courses others have mentioned. I'm running a few RHEL VMs in my lab at home so I can have some hands on experience with more flexibility than what I get at work. You can run it on some old hardware with your hypervisor of choice.
I agree with the other answers here - take the introduction trainings, do the exercises, repeat until feel comfortable with RHEL and then take the tests.
Make it sure you understand what is happening when you run a command, and that you can explain the important concepts (what is the difference between a copy command and a move comand? Why the "magical" number 600 to block access to a file by everybody but the root?). You won't need to explain those concepts during the tests, but understanding them are very important to know what you need to do to achieve the goals of the exercises.
Also, remember Ubuntu is Linux, but is not RHEL. You could say they are brothers, but not twins
One final hint: Red Hat has a no-cost license for individuals that allows one to have a RHEL installation on your personal computer. You can find more details here: https://developers.redhat.com/articles/faqs-no-cost-red-hat-enterprise-linux# Like I said before, it is important to be comfortable using the system, so this is a great oportunity!
most people already pointed out the possible courses. I would just like to recommend the RH199 training (https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/rh199-red-hat-certified-system-administrator-rapid-track...).
If you already have been working with Linux it will be more cost and time effective for you.
Of course, the most important part of preparation is repeating the labs until you can solve all tasks without looking at the solution.
The best tips are to set up your own RHEL lab (you can simply download the official ISO and test it even without a licence, since you don't need support/updates just to learn the basics) and learn to use man effectively. This means finding the answers very quickly. Grep is your friend (and it's powerful, not just in this context).