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    Default Back on the cert train... RHCSA > RHCE Plan

    All,

    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.


    Experience
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    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
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    Linux+
    LPIC-1
    RHCSA 6.x


    Existing Formal Training
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    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.
    Last edited by Daniel333; 10-28-2017 at 10:26 PM.
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    Day 1 -
    A lot commands I don't normally use and have never configured Linux to be vlan aware before. Spent time trying to get my head around firewalld vs iptables commands and use cases. Got a little obsessive on making a tool to prevent myself from using legacy commands.

    - Completed LFCE: Advanced Linux Networking on pluralsight.com
    - Managed about 4 hours of Linux networking labs
    - ipables v firewalld
    - nat
    - network fundamentals review
    - new CentOS7 commands vs older ones
    - Getting comfortable with KVM and Oracle Virtual Box (I use Vmware at work)
    - Created about 40 flashcards of config files and commands I didn't have memorized
    -Daniel
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    I'm following this thread you sound like you have alot of Linux experience. I'm Noway on your level but am passionate about Linux and Red Hat.

    I'm working my way through basic videos on Linux Academy. I have read RHCSA materials but I get to SElinux and my head explodes 😀

    Nice thread I will be following progress. You should write a blog on stuff you learn I'd read it.
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    Day 2, 10/29 -

    Ended up realizing I completely don't remember how udev and what not work. I must have at some point. But drawing a blank now. Decided to go back and watch Linux+ videos on cbtnuggets.com as a review while I did the dishes. Was a nice solid hour long review.

    From there, I updated a number of person scripts from using older bash style and older Cento6 and older style commands to the modern ones, just to get me some hands on time with the new commands.

    So hour videos, hour hands on today. Will try and finish Linux+ review by end of the week. Also for anyone wanting some solid BASH scripting style check this out - https://google.github.io/styleguide/shell.xml . Already talked to some coworkers and we're moving to this.
    -Daniel
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    #5
    I've been lurking here everyday, and the forum wasn't alive until you chimed in. I'm see you're very good at this self-accountability thing as I haven't updated my thread in months due to keep getting sidetracked. Although I'm making progress but being totally disorganized at it.


    Keep up the good work. I like reading your posts. You really put a lot of efforts in your progress. I didn't realize how tasteless my bash scripting style was until now you posted it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Good luck to you Daniel. Feel free to ask questions where you get stuck as I've gone through a lot of LPIC-2, LFCE and RHCE training materials. RHCE is a great investment; I've literally skipped technical interviews in my past two positions because of it and have made a serious ROI as well.
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    Have to agree with HiddenKnight...it's nice to see someone like you posting this here. I'm studying for the RHCSA as well. I'm hoping I can get it done within 3 months.
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    #8
    Do you have your 5 CoE picked out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ky13 View Post
    Do you have your 5 CoE picked out?
    OP didn't say he was going for RHCA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verities View Post
    OP didn't say he was going for RHCA.

    He did in the first post
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    hello, I have several question:

    why you do not use linux academy?
    where you creating your labs?
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