LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation — TechExams Community https://community.infosecinstitute.com/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:55:11 +0000 en LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation — TechExams Community RHCSA https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/134633/rhcsa Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:46:43 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation sharpy56 134633@/discussions
I've been trying to find the following information on the RHCSA website but I cannot find it listed -- only on blogs posted about these exams so I wanted to confirm the information that I am getting is correct:

1. Are they any prerequisites to sitting this exam?
2. Can you sit this exam at a testing centre or do you need to take the offical training? 

As I have access to other training materials I was looking at saving costs, rather than buying the offical training materials.

Kind regards,
Tips for passing Red Hat exams https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/134450/tips-for-passing-red-hat-exams Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:09:27 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation Swift6 134450@/discussions https :// servicesblog.redhat.com/2018/11/13/tips-for-passing-red-hat-certification-exams/

Standout points for me.
-Prepare with others
-Know the resources you will have available
-Be physically ready. Rest before your test
-Check your work
-Know when to move on
Renamed! https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/134457/renamed Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:07:56 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation Swift6 134457@/discussions Topic name has been updated to make it relevant. Thanks @Meggo

Old name: LPI, RHCE, and SAIR
New name: LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation
LPIC Series Info & Resources https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/55045/lpic-series-info-resources Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:36:27 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation NightShade03 55045@/discussions LPIC-1

Exam 101: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-1 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -
Exam 102: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-1 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -

LPI in a Nutshell (Old Edition 2006, still a great resource)
LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition - O'Reilly Media

LPI in a Nutshell (New Edition)
Amazon.com: LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell (9780596804879): Adam Haeder, Stephen Addison Schneiter, Bruno Gomes Pessanha, James Stanger: Books

Michael Jang's LPIC-1 book
Amazon.com: LPIC-1 In Depth (9781598639674): Michael Jang: Books

Beginner's Guide for Linux
Amazon.com: Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition (9780071545884): Wale…

Sybex LPIC-1
Amazon.com: LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: (Exams 101 and 102) (9780470404836):…

Exam Cram LPIC-1
Amazon.com: LPIC 1 Exam Cram: Linux Professional Institute Certification Exams 101 and 102 (2nd Edition)…

Wiki Books
LPI Linux Certification/Junior Level Linux Professional - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
LPI Linux Certification/Junior Level Linux Professional - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

Sites | Study Notes
Security Nut
Linux Home Networking - Tutorials and Forums
Browse RHCE Lab Scripts Files on SourceForge.net
LPI Certification Self-Study Guide
PenguinTutor - Linux Tutorials and LPI Certification Practice Exams Quiz Start Page
Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep : Overview (Work in Progress)
GNU/Linux Manuals

CBT Nuggets
CBT Nuggets: Linux LPIC-1 Series


Exam 201: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-2 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -
Exam 202: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-2 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -

Web book covering both 201 & 202
The LPIC-2 Exam Prep

Wiki Books
LPI Linux Certification/LPIC2 Exam 201 - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
LPI Linux Certification/LPIC2 Exam 202 - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

Sites | Study Notes
Debian Linux Tutorial - Beginners Guide To Linux Servers and Networking Installation and Set Up with Instructions On How To Configure A Home Server (Debian Specific Guides)
UnixTutorials - Tutorials and howtos for Unix based operating systems (Linux, Ubuntu, BSD and more) (General Linux How-Tos)

CBT Nuggets
CBT Nuggets: Linux LPIC-2 Series


Exam 301: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-3 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -
Exam 302: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-3 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -
Exam 303: Detailed Objectives / LPIC-3 / The LPIC Program / Certification / Home - LPI -

Web Book
Study Guide / Book for LPIC-3 exam (117-301)

Wiki Style Web Book
wiki:certification:lpic301 [LPI Certification Documentation]]]>
RHCSA Lab https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/130943/rhcsa-lab Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:00:33 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation ally_uk 130943@/discussions
I literally have a Xeon Server with 32 gig of ram. I was thinking of the following.

Centos 7 on host machine
KVM running two instances of centos

One of the machines would have additional space to practice partitions etc.

How do I get the machines to communicate with each other? Do I have to assign a I.P for each machine? Or can I bridge or use NAT.

How did you set up lab? I need some inspiration.]]>
Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE/RHCA 15% Discount Voucher (UK only) https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/133752/red-hat-rhcsa-rhce-rhca-15-discount-voucher-uk-only Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:20:14 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation Mr_Anderson 133752@/discussions
I didn't know where to post it, so I post it here. Perhaps it might be useful to someone that is about to purchase a Red Hat training or exam.

I have a 15% discount code (UK only) valid for up to three trainings/exams which I am selling on Ebay.

The code is valid till Sat, 29 September 2018. That doesn't mean you will have to take the exam/training by then. ***You only need to complete the purchase by that date*** - the training/exam can take place at any date in the future.

Reasonable offers welcome - if I don't sell it - I will use it myself.

Link here:


Happy studying!]]>
LFCS pass https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/130575/lfcs-pass Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:09:00 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation jdancer 130575@/discussions
As they say, life happens and only had time to study for the LFCS which I passed. Studied the exam objectives and looked up how to complete them. Straight forward exam. I use Arch Linux at home and Red Hat at work, so win-win.

Next stop is CISSP but may get RHCSA first. We'll see.]]>
Rate RHCA exams by difficulty? https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/126136/rate-rhca-exams-by-difficulty Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:33:35 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation /pub/beer/ 126136@/discussions
I have a few exams left to reach my RHCA - Cloud and I was looking for something that I can do with taking the Red Hat class and doing just a little bit of studying.

I'm thinking of taking the EX280 or EX236 currently, but there are others as well I may end up doing.

I'm curious how people that have taken multiple exams would rate them in difficulty (no NDA related info needed). Just curious if some on my list are closer to torture, or a stroll through the park :D]]>
RHCSA and RHCE what video course and book? https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/133395/rhcsa-and-rhce-what-video-course-and-book Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:58:32 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation andrew_69 133395@/discussions
New here. I have decided I want to study for both these exams with a plan to try and sit the RHCSA some time in December 2018.

My first question is what video series to buy?

I am torn between Sander Van Vugt's videos:



and the Linux Academy's Videos:



The thing that strikes me as a big difference between the courses is the amount of hours each one is. Sander's course is 28hrs total whilst the Linux Academy is 70hrs in total.

I noticed on another thread dude indicated he actually did both Sander's and the Linux Academy videos.

Does seem like over kill tho and would also take a long time to go through all that.

From people that have passed the exams is it necessary to do both video series or is it sufficient to just do one?

As for the book I was thinking of buying Sanders premium edition book as study material:

Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide Premium Edition and Practice Tests | Pearson IT Certification

What do people think?

Video series and book and lots of practice sufficient? I am in a full time Linux role currently but only 1.5years experience.]]>
Studying LPIC1 and LPIC2 before RHCSA? Is it waste of time? https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/130982/studying-lpic1-and-lpic2-before-rhcsa-is-it-waste-of-time Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:56:03 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation zodiark 130982@/discussions
I just finished studying Linux Essentials and I'm in the process of polishing my basic Linux skills.

On my path to RHCSA certification, what I actually set on my study time line are: Linux Essentials > LPIC1 > RHCSA then probably get my certification by next year.

While browsing some forums, I found out that some suggestion says skip the LPIC series and go directly to RHCSA. Some other says Linux Essentials then LPIC1 and LPIC2 then RHCSA.

Is it worth it to add LPIC2 from my original study time line?

What are your thoughts about it?

Failed RHCSA Monday https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/131288/failed-rhcsa-monday Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:15:15 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation josephandre 131288@/discussions

There's been some challenges going between the three in that Linux Academy for how great it is, the servers leave something to be desired outside of some basic administration. Then Sander and Cert Depot, go back and forth between RHEL 6 and 7 managing to confuse the ever living **** out of me on certain objectives.

I still felt confident, have been labbing my brains out, felt like i knew most everything inside and out, and the remaining things competently enough to make it through.

So I took the exam, I felt pretty confident all the way through, but I botched something that ultimately earned me a zero.

had to remove some of the details, as despite trying to be vague, I don't want to violate my nda.

PS, passed today.]]>
Ansible certification https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/127988/ansible-certification Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:27:38 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation anfield 127988@/discussions
Im going to take the ansible certification in the next couple of weeks. I have used the online docs as well as linuxacademy, and I've been practicising ansible on my vms. Can anyone share any tips for the exam?. How hard is it? Objective question I know. I know ansible-doc is available from the command line - but are the online docs available?]]>
RHCSA minor panic! Machine fails to boot. https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/133128/rhcsa-minor-panic-machine-fails-to-boot Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:24:58 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation max_lan 133128@/discussions Screen went blank and stayed blank. Waited a bit longer, still blank. Not even a grub prompt or bios messages or ....
Minor panic : 15 minutes is probably not enough time to reset to nothing and get it all working again enough to pass.
Power off the VM, wait a moment and power on : it works. Phew. Start breathing.
A couple more reboots and it always reboots fine.

So, I'm chalking it up to "one of those things" but then I got scared because I've heard that unbootable instances score zero. What if it fails to boot when they try to mark it??

Anybody had a similar experience? Will they "try again" if the boot fails?

NB I was chuffed when I realised I did my RHCSA on Sysadmin day. Lets just hope I scored well!]]>
Starting my RHCSA training https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/132629/starting-my-rhcsa-training Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:40:23 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation Skyliinez92 132629@/discussions
What I'd like to find out from you guys is how you started off in Linux, with the RHCSA but overall in general. At the moment I've set up a RedHat environment at home and just playing around with it really. I've got a command **** sheet from a few years back and going to look at tasks to do online.

How long did it take you to train for and pass the RHCSA? What resources did you use? I plan on doing my RHCE after so I plan on really investing on some hard study material and will probably keep practicing each day for a good 6 months before I even consider taking the exam.

Also, would you suggest it's worth spending time learning some scripting languages in the meantime like Python or Powershell? Should I also look at doing some SQL work on purely just focus on Linux for now? Any help is much appreciated.]]>
Questions regarding LPIC-2 https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/125192/questions-regarding-lpic-2 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:30:12 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation linuxc128 125192@/discussions
I recently passed the LPIC-1 (CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI). Although I took classes for preparing the exam, in fact I studied all the required knowledge by myself - I should add that I'm 31-years-old now and working with/learning about Linux since I was 14, so probably I'm already in the posession of a considerable amount of knowledge about Linux (administration).

Now I plan to take the LPIC-2 exam without taking any preparation classes (I've always been good at studying things autodidactically) soon. My (first) basic questions in this regard are:

1) I have the impression that the main focus of LPI exams is on Debian (including init- and SysV-based versions), at least in case of the LPIC-1 exam (despite their claim to consider various distributions equally). Would others agree to this? And may this be (significantly) different for the LPIC-2 exam?
I think that this question is quite important, since one would need a lot of more time if trying to memorize all kind of e. g. RedHat/CentOS special characteristics.

2) Many of the exam's objectives/questions - including the information one can find in many LPIC preparation books - refer to out-dated information (e. g. GRUB/GRUB2 configuration to mention just one of many examples - some things related to X11 would be an even better example). But I guess nonetheless one should study this information, even if it's not relevant anymore or wouldn't work on a modern Linux system, right?

Kind regards and thanks in advance]]>
Back on the cert train... RHCSA > RHCE Plan https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/129788/back-on-the-cert-train-rhcsa-rhce-plan Sat, 28 Oct 2017 17:12:06 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation Daniel333 129788@/discussions
Starting a thread for accountability for my RedHat Certs. I am dreaming that I want to get to Redhat Architect level. So the first step is bothering to get my RHCE then start in on the specializations. I had attempted RHCE under redhat 6 a few years ago, but was disappointed when I failed and never returned to the cert.

8+ Years of Linux with various levels of shell scripting
5+ Years Puppet
5+ Years jboss
5+ Years on OS hardening
10+ Years in charge of provisioning and patching
1+ Year in Containerized environments

Existing Related Certifications

Existing Formal Training
Classes on managing Linux for PCI
Various SANS Courses in Hardening/Attacking Linux
RHCSA+RHCE Redhat 5x Bootcamp
RHCSA Redhat 6.x Bootcamp
RHCSA+RHCE Redhat 7 bootcamp

My battle plan is a to complete the training for LFCE on pluralsight.com, and LPIC-2 passively as a review cover any gaps or commands or options that I've forgotten over the years. Then use "Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course with Virtual Machines" series on Safaribooks.com for formal test prep. As always labs lab labs along the way.]]>
Failed Linux Essentials Test https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/132931/failed-linux-essentials-test Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:17:56 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation mgmguy1 132931@/discussions I took my Linux Essentials test yesterday evening and failed My score was 440

The Linux Community and a Career in open source 71%
Finding your way on a Linux System 50%
The power of the command line 10%
The Linux Operating System 75%
Security and file Permissions 57%

The few command line questions I had were things I had not done in labs before. I plan on working on what I missed and doing better for the next test

Any suggestions to improve are welcome

Re-certified on RHCSA | onward to RHCE https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/132345/re-certified-on-rhcsa-onward-to-rhce Thu, 17 May 2018 09:44:42 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation vwtech 132345@/discussions
I’ve been a VirtualBox user for over 5 years but in preparation for my recent EX200 exam, KVM was employed. For my EX300 lab I created VM’s with vdisk and virtual networks to allow for practicing the objectives. Hopefully by being comfortable performing objectives before exam day - I’ll score higher than my last attempt. I’ll let you all know how it goes.]]>
EX442 Resources https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/103346/ex442-resources Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:55:06 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation darkerosxx 103346@/discussions

- cat /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler

-Know how to do sar -A, pick a section, find it in man page how to output just that specific section for cpu, device io, everything
-example sar -q
-14:50:01 runq-sz plist-sz ldavg-1 ldavg-5 ldavg-15
-15:00:01 3 278 0.00 0.00 0.01
-want time, load avg 1, 5, and 15
-sar -q | awk '/^:digit:][:space:][:punct:/ {print $1,$4,$5,$6}' > /root/loadavg.data
-14:50:01 ldavg-1 ldavg-5 ldavg-15
-15:00:01 0.00 0.00 0.01

#RRD files
-know how to handle RRD files and get whatever data out of it that I want
-rrdtool graph /var/www/html/file.png -X 0 --start=$(date --date=-1hour +%s) --end=$(date +%s) DEF:virtual_name_I_define:/tmp/file.rrd:datasource_name_from_file:consolidation_factor LINE1:virtual_name_I_define#000000:"Visual Name for Graph"
-man rrdgraph_examples

-Above two sections for - Exam Objective - configure systems to provide performance metrics using utilities such as RRDtool

#Kernel Modules Tuning

-service tuned start
-service ktune start

#Module conf directory

#Install module
- modprobe -v module_name

#Remove module
- modprobe -rv module_name

#Install module with params
- modprobe -v module_name param=x
- /etc/modprobe.d/module.conf
-options module_name param=x

-Above for - Exam Objective - configure kernel behavior by altering module parameters

#Tuned Profiles

#List of tuned profiles
-tuned-adm list

#Apply a tuned profile
-tuned-adm profile $profileName

#tuned conf file (comes from /etc/tune-profiles/my442demo/tuned.conf)

#ktune conf file (comes from etc/tune-profiles/my442demo/ktune.sysconfig)

-Above for - Exam Objective - select and configure tuned profiles.

#PAM Resource Limits
-man limits.conf
-edit /etc/security/limits.conf for changes

-Use above for - Exam Objective -use the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) mechanism to implement restrictions on critical system resources


-service cgconfig start
-service cgred start

#Create control groups
-vi /etc/cgconfig.conf
group bigload {
blkio {
blkio.throttle.read_bps_device = "8:0 1048576";

#Create rules based on control group
-vi /etc/cgrules.conf
*:dd blkio bigload/

#Find parameters to tune in the already-existing cgroup directories in /cgroup

- Use above cgroup controls for - Exam Objective - manage system resource usage using control groups

-less /var/log/dmesg for hardware info at boot time

-lscpu for cpu info like cores, sockets, cache size

-getconf -a for more info, like page size

-dmidecode for hardware information
-/sys/class/dmi/... for hardware information as well

-lspci - pci bus
-lsusb - usb devices
-lshal - devices registered via HAL

-sosreport - makes tar file with lots of the above done for you in /tmp/

#I/O scheduling
-dir /sys/block/sda/queue/ has lots of tunables, such as:
nomerges - default 0 - Setting to nonzero will disable all but the most trivial merge logic
n_requests - default 128 - max # of requests which can be pending in block layer
read_ahead_kb - default 128 - max read-ahead for file systems on this devie, in KB
rq_affinity - default 1 - 1=enabled, so request completions will be scheduled on same CPU that generated request (cach optim)
scheduler - default cfq - list of potential scheduler algorithms

^ CANNOT be set persistently, so requires using a tuned profile OR /etc/init.d/rc.local

- Use above for - Exam Objective - use utilities such as dmesg, dmidecode, x86info, sosreport etc. to profile system hardware configurations


#RHEL6 runs CFS io scheduler
-/proc/sys/kernel/ sysctl values
sched_latency_ns -default 5,000,000 - epoch duration
sched_min_granularity_ns -default 1,000,000 - 5 processes
sched_compat_yield -default 0 - blocks cpu yielding
sched_migration_cost -default 500,000 - cost to migrate to another cpu, if runtime is less than this, will try not to move
sched_rt_runtime_us -default 950,000 - max cpu time can be used on real-time tasks before pausing for below time
sched_rt_period_us -default 1,000,000 - time to wait after running real time tasks

-chrt - manipulate real-time attribute of a process, like scheduling policy & priority
-strace -c
-ltrace -c

-nice -n $$ /dir/program
-starts a program with specific priority, if forget do man nice to see priority range

-renice allows changing priority of pid, process group, user, etc.
-look at man page for usage

-Use above chrt/nice/renice for - Exam Objective - alter process priorities of both new and existing processes (nice, renice, etc) AND "I/O scheduling algorithm selection"

valgrind --tool=cachegrind $process
valgrind --tool=memcheck --leak-test=full -v $process
perf list
perf stat -e cache-misses $process

-Use above strace, ltrace, valgrind, and perf for - Exam Objective - given multiple versions of applications that perform the same or similar tasks, choose which version of the application to run on a system based on its observed performance characteristics
-Use above for - Exam Objective - analyze system and application behavior using tools such as ps, strace, top and Valgrind
-Use above valgrind for - Exam Objective - test for memory leaks

#Network Tuning

-ethtool options
-qperf to test speeds

-network tunables allowed in sysctl.conf are in /proc/sys/net/ipv4 and other
-remember tcp values cannot be increased above core values, so check cores before changing
-ones to remember:
-tcp_low_latency (0 off or 1 on)
-core rmem default (1/2 of max) and max
-tcp rmem (min pressure max)
-tcp mem (min pressure max)
-remember BDP (bandwidth delay product) is equal to RRT(seconds)*network speed (1Gb/1sec) = bytes for changing network tunables

-Use above BDP formula and tunables for - Exam objective - calculate network buffer sizes based on known quantities such as bandwidth and round-trip time and set system buffer sizes based on those calculations
-NOTE - be sure to do a CP of ALL tunables files to /root/ BEFORE changing anything, including the tunable itself and sysctl.conf

#Huge Pages

-mkdir /hugepages
-mount -t hugetlbfs none /hugepages
-sysctl line vm.nr_hugepages=512
-cat /proc/meminfo | less
-sysctl -p
-cat /proc/meminfo | less

- Use above for - Exam Objective - configure systems to support alternate page sizes for applications that use large amounts of memory


#Packages to install
-debuginfo-install kernel

#make a topsys script regular users can run
-stap -v -p 4 -m $name /usr/share/doc/systemtap-client/examples/profiling/script.stp

#copy the file to /tmp/, give user permissions to run it, then su to user, try to run with staprun to get dir to move it to
-cp /dir/$name /tmp/$name
-usermod -aG stapusr $user
-su - $user
-cd /tmp/
-staprun $name

#Now exit to root, create dir, move script there, then test with user
-exit to root
-mkdir directory from above step
-cp /dir/$name to ^
-su - $user
-staprun /dir/$name

-Use above for - Exam Objective -configure systems to run SystemTap scripts

#Incomplete sections for the following Exam Objectives:

-configure disk subsystems for optimal performance using mechanisms such as swap partition placement, file system layout, and others
-Swap partitions
-mkswap to make a new partition swap
-add it to /etc/fstab, giving it: /dev/blaX swap swap sw,pri=X 0 0 (pri= lower numbers fill first)
-reboot for effect
-File system layout may reference journal placement, in which case might have a separate partition for journals
-journal and FS must have same block size
-create the journal: mkfs.ext4 -O journal_dev -b 4096 /dev/sdd1
-create the FS specifying the journal device: mkfs.ext4 -J device=/dev/sdd1 -b 4096 /dev/sdc1
-find the existing block size: tune2fs -l /dev/sdc1
-create the journal device: mkfs.ext4 -O journal_dev -b 4096 /dev/sdd1
-unmount the fs: umount /dev/sdc1
-remove the existing journal: tune2fs -O '^has_journal' /dev/sdc1
-add the external journal: tune2fs -j -J device=/dev/sdd1 /dev/sdc1
-tune2fs man pages show the above commands

#Other exam objectives
-use /proc/sys, sysctl and /sys to examine and modify and set kernel run-time parameters
-use utilities such as vmstat,iostat,mpstat,sar, gnome-system-monitor, top, powertop and others to analyze and report system and application behavior]]>
Red Hat Academy courses at Stanly or other online college https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/132638/red-hat-academy-courses-at-stanly-or-other-online-college Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:39:42 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation dsp2267 132638@/discussions
Or anywhere else for that matter.

I could do the self-study thing, but:
1> money is very very tight, so any approach that shaves off a hundred or two net is a Big Deal;
2> I really liked the RHA course materials and labs I used when I took RHA classes back in RHEL5 timeframe.]]>
Scheduled LPI Linux Essentials test https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/132446/scheduled-lpi-linux-essentials-test Sun, 27 May 2018 14:53:42 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation mgmguy1 132446@/discussions
Hiddenknight's RHCE Expedition https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/123825/hiddenknights-rhce-expedition Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:18:05 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation hiddenknight821 123825@/discussions
On my machine, I'd temporarily change the boot order to LAN to pick up the boot image from the PXE server I set up on my Raspberry Pi a while ago. Before I can even walk away, I'd have to manually select the correct boot option I made as the default one doesn't use kickstart file. Then the kickstart file does the rest of the dirty work for me. I had to add the %pre kickstart script to clear away and create new partitions. Instead of having a local SFTP server to house my scripts, I used a private git repository hosted on bitbucket. The %post script would download all the necessary files in a directory. I'd have the main script run at the next reboot after Anaconda to complete the remaining configurations as I couldn't do everything in Anaconda's chroot.

Nevertheless, it was an interesting experience to take on. My scripts still have a lot of kinks that I need to iron out as I left out few comments and many error-handling. The scripts also need some refactoring as I was in a hurry, didn't bother making loops for duplicate lines with only one argument difference. Although, I did make my scripts more verbose by enabling debugging and redirect STDERR with STDOUT stream into a file. Adding $(date) was a lifesaver too. The script was nothing sophisticated than it should've been as I didn't use the double brackets in the 'if' statements consistently, and I have not use function once. I plan to hack the scripts again once I polish up my bash skill. At least I somewhat satisfied my first RHCE objective: Use shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks.

Lately, I'm convinced I'm still missing something from my study as I feel the resources aren't enough to prepare me for the real world, let alone the RHCE exam. I've been contemplating, taking on iConrad linux lab challenge to prove my worth. If I do decide to go down this route, then I'd have to figure out how to do both in parallel and use newer software since his instruction was based on RHEL 6 and Spacewalk.]]>
Redhat Developer Account https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/125258/redhat-developer-account Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:22:29 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation Magmadragoon 125258@/discussions
DO407/EX407 -- Automation with Ansible https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/120704/do407-ex407-automation-with-ansible Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:36:46 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation wolfinsheepsclothing 120704@/discussions I've used Ansible to deploy OpenShift 3.x, but really haven't had the opportunity to 'deep dive.' I'll let you know what I think of the course/exam. Anyone taken the course? I'm looking over the coursebook currently and was happy to see the inclusion of Tower.]]> LPI Coupon Code - LinuxAC2018 https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/131691/lpi-coupon-code-linuxac2018 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:03:40 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation methical 131691@/discussions LFCS done https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/131501/lfcs-done Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:47:48 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation securityorc 131501@/discussions

The inputs shared here about the exam have been helpful in preparing me for it and having an idea on what to expect. Still, I've felt like the exam was very time intensive, there were a lot of tasks, almost each with several sub-tasks to complete in 2 hours.

I've tested against the 2016 objectives: https://training.linuxfoundation.orghttp://www.techexams.net/images/pdfs/LFCS_Domains_Competencies_V2.16.pdf but these will be modified starting from 20th March. It seemed to me that a lot of the material in the objectives wasn't represented in the exam as I expected it, while other topics which I didn't focus on so much appeared in the questions.

Like others, I've experienced the terminal lag and also a freeze of a couple of minutes, but thankfully I've been able to successfully complete it nonetheless.

I advise on mastering more subjects than are covered in the objectives, and also paying attention to command line operations with regex, some bash scripting and be able to perform a lot of disk operations. CertDepot is a good resource for practice, it's geared more towards RHCSA but also it has been very helpful for my LFCS studies.]]>
RHCSA Practice Exams? https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/131455/rhcsa-practice-exams Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:28:14 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation noswaith 131455@/discussions
My LFCS experience https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/130877/my-lfcs-experience Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:09:42 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation zlykot 130877@/discussions
I figured I would share my experience regarding the LFCS. I did my MCSE a few months back and noticed that I could easily get MCSA Linux on azure by passing this certification and so on BF I purchased the training/exam deal for $199.

I went through the official material provided by LF in about a week. I found the material selection was good but I did not particularly enjoy the format. Each chapter started with a short video, followed by a series of slides. The information in the slides was fairly straight and to the point but only covered the basics. The initial ~10 labs were quite interesting with custom snippets of code that aimed at showcasing items such as the OOM killer and various schedulers. After that things fell off a bit, the material became a lot more RH/Centos focused, labs needed a bit more work to get working on ubuntu etc.

Overall my preference would be to either have a book to read with the supplemental labs or just have it all videos.

On to the test, The process was quite streamlined from scheduling to the actual test, everything was perfect. The test itself was a bit frustrating. Terminal emulation was quite annoying, Vi for example required scrolling and I could not easily find the cursor and other things like that. I eventually gave up and just used nano ;l

The other minor annoyance was that some of the questions seemed to be in the wrong order, question 2 referenced requirements from question 5... not a big deal just not perfect. In addition one question referenced to a container as a virtual machine so finding took a few extra minutes...

Overall very minor things but the exam requires good time management, I ended up running out of time on the last question but still got a 86%. In my opinion the exam would be quite enjoyable if it allowed for the use of standard terminal/client and reworded the questions a bit.

Hope this helps someone.
Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Course https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/127412/fundamentals-of-red-hat-enterprise-linux-course Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:46:26 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation stryder144 127412@/discussions Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux course. Free to audit, $99 for the Verified Certificate. I hope they release courses that map to their various certifications.]]> prepare for CL210 exam on v6 https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/126094/prepare-for-cl210-exam-on-v6 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:30:48 +0000 LPI, Red Hat & Linux Foundation moe1900 126094@/discussions
i got the book for openstack v5 and i'm setting for exam on v6 is there big difference between the objectives

or lab on v5 will cover all needs to pass CL210 ?