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    Default RHCSA: rent a lab possible?

    I'm studying for my RHCSA. Can't afford/arrange a course here in Minneapolis, MN US.
    I admin a remote server running CentOS 5, which I can use for some study.. I take it I'll be needing a lab setup do do the KVM study (I have the Jang book for RHCSA/RHCE).

    I wonder what I can try to arrange (that doesn't cost $) to do the labs?

    Thank you in advance (and incidentally which forum here is good for RHCSA?)

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    You don't need to rent anything, just use CentOS and VirtualBox to create a machine you can practice on for free. All you need is a decent PC.
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    Completely agree with JaneDoe, fire up a virtual machine in VirtualBox (or something similar) and work away through the exam objectives on that.
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    Isn't CentOS basically RedHat but without all the branding?
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    Do you have both of Jang's books? If so, the second one contains the vm's that are needed (three of them) to set up a lab of your own.
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    Thank you all for the answers.
    I have a server (remote) that I admin, running CentOS 5. At home I have a Macbook Pro on which I have Virtual Box and can have it boot CentOS 5.

    I'm just about to dive into the Jang book "RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition". Much of the material will be familiar to me, but I am updating my knowledge in order to achieve the RHCSA certification.
    What is Jang's second book?
    Yes, CentOS is essentially RedHat Enterprise Linux without the branding. It's also known as a "rebuild" Linux.
    I think I'll have to examine the differences between RH 5 (which I have as CentOS 5) and RH 6 (which I don't have at the moment); RH 6 is the basis for the current RHCSA exam.
    So if I understand JaneDoe and Kinet1c correctly, I'm probably ok with what I have (correct me if wrong).
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    Michael Jang's second book is a companion to the one you have: RHCSA/RHCE Redhat Linux Certification Practice Exams with Virtual Machines.
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    Here is everything you need to study for your RHCSA exam: Download CentOS and Virtual Box
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    Thank you all.
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    I forgot to mention, as well as virtualbox, perhaps try out the AWS free tier. You can get CentOS servers there for free. Very low power but I can't imagine you requiring much processing power.
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    will take a look, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinet1c View Post
    I forgot to mention, as well as virtualbox, perhaps try out the AWS free tier. You can get CentOS servers there for free. Very low power but I can't imagine you requiring much processing power.
    AWS has a RHEL free tier instance
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    Hello Xyzoom, Yes you can rent a lab for exam practice. actually exam environment is different from regular practice. for exam practice you need instructor server.
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    This is a fairly old thread. No need to grave dig.
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