EX436 - passed

brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Passed EX436 exam today. Quite fun with a clustering :) But beware and double-check EVERYTHING.
Official score 300 out of 300 :D

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  • darkerosxxdarkerosxx Posts: 1,343Banned
    Nice! Congrats. It's still on rhel6, right? I'm going to take it in September.
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    darkerosxx wrote: »
    Nice! Congrats. It's still on rhel6, right? I'm going to take it in September.

    It's on RHEL6.5 - use book from 2013 not from 2012 icon_wink.gif
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,074Mod Mod
    Congrats and impressive Certs list!

    Can you tell us more about your experience and technical background?
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Congrats and impressive Certs list!

    Can you tell us more about your experience and technical background?

    My whole experience or experience with clustering on linux ;) ?
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,074Mod Mod
    @Brombulec:

    Both! Your IT experience, Linux experience, clustering on Linux...etc. We'd like some inspiration here ;)
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    @Brombulec:

    Both! Your IT experience, Linux experience, clustering on Linux...etc. We'd like some inspiration here ;)

    I'm working as Storage and Network Admin in one of the worldwide financial companies.
    I have 16 years of experience in IT and I'm working mostly with Linux and NetBackup environments. And I have an extensive knowledge in Windows area (Windows Server, Exchange, SQL Server)
    I have some experience with Linux clustering, HP-UX clustering and Windows Hyper-V/RHEV/VMWare virtualization as well as in Cisco networking and Juniper Networking.
  • JoseJimenezJoseJimenez Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    @Brombulec,

    What material did you use to prepare for exam?
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @Brombulec,

    What material did you use to prepare for exam?

    Official course book, RedHat docs, kvm/qemu with 3 virtual machines on CentOS 6.5
    And that's all.
    No official training - just my own lab and a few (~20) evenings :)
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,074Mod Mod
    Impressive background mate!

    Wait how did you manage to get official Red Hat books without the training?
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Impressive background mate!

    Wait how did you manage to get official Red Hat books without the training?

    My colleague from my company was on the training. And the training book is available in my company resources. There is no need to copy/scan the book - I have the genuine book from RedHat course.
    You know - some people need training, other can learn by themselves using books :)
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,074Mod Mod
    I hear you. Wish I can get hold of those books!

    Good work! I worked with Netbackup under Solaris....but It's been a while since I touched that. I worked with Sun Cluster as well, but haven't touched RHEL cluster. I wonder if I'll ever get a chance to work in an environment where there is RHEL cluster.

    What's your future career plans if I may ask? I'm asking because I'm trying to figure out my next step. I have about half of your experience ;)
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I have complete set of books for RHCA 6 path so the next steps are:
    - EX401
    - EX200 on RHEL7
    - EX210
    - EX300 on RHEL7
    And this will be sufficient for an RHCA.Next logical step should be RHCA Level 2 with EX236, EX280 and maybe some JBoss certs.

    On the other side I should finish the CCNx DC and Security paths. But I'm also looking to get JNCIE-SEC in 2 or 3 years.

    I'm also working with NetBackup 7.5/7.6 but I don't have a time to get another cert with Backup Exec and finish Symantec Certified Professional path...
  • herecomesboostherecomesboost Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,074Mod Mod
    Impressive plans mate. I was more curious to know your career plans rather than certs though. Do you wanna move to a new role? management? consulting?
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Impressive plans mate. I was more curious to know your career plans rather than certs though. Do you wanna move to a new role? management? consulting?

    I was a consultant and support engineer for a few years. I thought about becoming a trainer or maybe independent contractor in the near future. And I also thought about moving to Australia but this will stay in my dreams :)
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,074Mod Mod
    Ha same here, I was a support engineer and a consultant for a while, got sick of driving to customer and thought a more relaxed job in one place is easier, yet I'm always thinking what's next!
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
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