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    Default From 0 to RHCSA!

    Attempting this. I have my 3 AWS associate certs, and from many jobs I'm seeing, they're basically hand in hand with linux. I paid for a linux academy 3 month subscription. Hoping to pass it maybe end of June? End of July at worst.

    Any tips? Anyone go from not knowing linux to getting RHCSA? Fears?
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    You're definitely right about AWS and linux....if you find a job posting dealing with AWS, most of the time linux will be involved.

    Here's what I would do:

    1) Download VirtualBox or VMware
    2) Download the latest version of Centos
    3) Print the RHCSA objectives
    4) Buy a RHCSA book or subscribe to LA again
    5) Go through the book or course all the way through then start looking at the objectives and mastering them

    Good luck!

    - YTF
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuckTheFankees View Post
    You're definitely right about AWS and linux....if you find a job posting dealing with AWS, most of the time linux will be involved.

    Here's what I would do:

    1) Download VirtualBox or VMware
    2) Download the latest version of Centos
    3) Print the RHCSA objectives
    4) Buy a RHCSA book or subscribe to LA again
    5) Go through the book or course all the way through then start looking at the objectives and mastering them

    Good luck!

    - YTF
    1)Done
    2)Double Done
    3)Will do tonight!
    4)Have the Jang book. (Encyclopedia?) That thing has more pages than there are words on this planet lol
    5)Will have to go through LinuxAcademy twice. One run through isn't enough for someone that hasn't been on linux. So far it's kind of like a crash course. They throw random commands and say "yeah just add this switch" -- kind of hard to get it to stick.

    As far as the virtualbox/vmware. I do have it but the good thing about LinuxAcademy is you can fire up virtual servers as part of your membership, so you can SSH right into them. So I don't have to only use CentOS. I can work on redhat directly, granted they're the same just with different branding.

    Thanks!
    Did you get the RHCSA?
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    I don't think the RHCSA course on Linux Academy is meant to be your first introduction to Linux. I think they have a Linux Essentials course. You might want to make a quick pitstop there and go thru it very quickly -- you can watch the videos on 2x speed if you want.

    I'm studying for the RHCSA right now too! My Jang book just came in the mail today and I'm roughly 20% through with the Linux Academy RHCSA course. This isn't my first exposure to Linux, but feel free to ask me anything!

    Edit: Just FYI - LA's virtual servers are all built upon AWS. So w/ your AWS certs you can understand the underlying architecture.
    There are a few objectives you can't do w/ the LA virtual servers and will need Virtualbox for - in AWS you don't have interactive access to the server's console. So you'll need VirtualBox to practice things you need physical access for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleNNs View Post
    I don't think the RHCSA course on Linux Academy is meant to be your first introduction to Linux. I think they have a Linux Essentials course. You might want to make a quick pitstop there and go thru it very quickly -- you can watch the videos on 2x speed if you want.

    I'm studying for the RHCSA right now too! My Jang book just came in the mail today and I'm roughly 20% through with the Linux Academy RHCSA course. This isn't my first exposure to Linux, but feel free to ask me anything!

    Edit: Just FYI - LA's virtual servers are all built upon AWS. So w/ your AWS certs you can understand the underlying architecture.
    There are a few objectives you can't do w/ the LA virtual servers and will need Virtualbox for - in AWS you don't have interactive access to the server's console. So you'll need VirtualBox to practice things you need physical access for.

    I have done the LinuxEssentials. There really wasn't much to it. But rest assured, I followed their advice and saw it all first. I'm about 30% of the way through according to the course progress. I understand concepts fine and dandy, just the memorization of commands obviously will be the hard part. Granted I'm not too far in.
    And yup, I have CentOS installed on VirtualBox as well.
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    I do have my RHCSA! Great cert, I learned a lot.
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    Follow the framework Yuck listed out. Depending on how fast you pick up the skills and can complete all of the objectives for the exam, will determine when you're ready.
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    Can you share your experience with passing AWS exam, what materials used , how prepared ? does your work connected with AWS services?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovejoi View Post
    Can you share your experience with passing AWS exam, what materials used , how prepared ? does your work connected with AWS services?

    My job doesn’t use AWS at all, but any job application that has AWS on it will want linux. I used Acloudguru for the course, which is very good. I used whiz labs for practice questions, well worth the price.
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