AFtechyguyAFtechyguy Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□

So I was thinking about getting this certification. I have used Unix/Linux extensively in the past, but it has been a while. I am currently working on setting up an interview with a company that mentioned Red Hat skills would be very helpful to them, so that is one reason for me to pursue this certification.

I had a couple questions about this exam.

1) Where can you take the exam?

2) Is it better to use you VM workstation or player for virtual labs?

3) Is this a decent book to use?
RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press)

Thanks for any info guys!


  • MrAgentMrAgent Posts: 1,305Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    1. The exam is scheduled through Redhat. You can do that via their website. They generally do them at Prometric locations.
    2. I'd use workstation if you have it. I like the roll back options.
    3. Everyone will recommend the same book Amazon.com: RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press) (9780071765657): Michael Jang: Books

    If you can get it paid for, I'd highly recommend going to the official courses offered by Redhat.
  • hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Posts: 1,209Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    1) You can find the nearest test center at this Red Hat RHCSA Exam page. You would have to scroll down and click "Enroll Today" to book the exam at your nearest location.

    2 + 3) Setting up labs in VMs are good, and you can't go wrong with that. But I believe you will benefit more if you follow Michael Jane's book. He will show you how to set up KVM, which is the Red Hat approach. Although, I read somewhere that it's not a required knowledge for the RHCSA exam. I haven't read his book yet, but others will chime in with good recommendations.
  • AFtechyguyAFtechyguy Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just to begin by saying thanks for the comments so far. This has been probably one of the best websites I have found within the IT community. People on here seem super helpful.

    I am really thinking about going heavy into the virtualization field as well.
  • demonfurbiedemonfurbie Posts: 1,819Member
    hang around a bit longer im sure the author will chime in as well

    ya may wanna read up linux+ if your not familiar with the basics (just dont sit the exam)
    wgu undergrad: done ... woot!!
    WGU MS IT Management: done ... double woot :cheers:
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