I’ve been preparing for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam, and much like my prep for VCP-NV, I have built out some notes around the exam blueprint.
A lot of this is just reminders of the basic commands, if you’re new to linux, you’ll almost certainly need to spend time understanding the commands and their options.
- Understand and use essential tools
- Operate running systems
- Configure local storage
- Create and configure file systems
- Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
- Manage users and groups
- Manage security
I actually passed the exam on Friday 19th May, with 283/300, and while it’s not as tough as the VMware VCAP exams, it’s a good test of your linux skills. If you do some google searches, you’ll find the one step that you must know how to do, to even begin working on the exam – at least one person at my exam couldn’t do it and will have scored zero.
I’m a little reticent about spelling it out here due to the NDA you have to agree to as part of the exam, but it appears to be quite widely talked about.