I have decided to make obtaining my RHCA (Red Hat Certified Architect), my primary goal for the year 2019. I have the RHCSA (Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator) certificate already, so my next step is to step up to the RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer). My goal is to study for and pass the RHCE in the month of January. After which I will need to pick an additional 5 exams, which I will attempt every two months. If all goes well, and I’m able to stick with this plan I will finish in November of 2019.
At the “moment” I am considering the following as my additional five.
- EX318 – Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator exam
- EX342 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in Linux Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
- EX405 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in Configuration Management
- EX407 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation exam
- EX413 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in Server Security and Hardening exam
It should be an interesting and very busy year, to say the least. I look forward to the challenges, and growth this journey will give me. My plan is to update this blog on my progress as I go along, and include what I find interesting in my studies, as well as what I find challenging as I study the material further. I will also comment on how I did on the exams, however, as you know I will not be able to discuss what was actually on the exam. I am sure though I can state if I felt the study material I used prepared me adequately for the exam or not. The good things about Red Hat exams are that they are all practical hands-on exams. So as long as you can perform the tasks in the objectives for each exam you are taking, and do it fairly quickly, then passing each exam should not be an issue.
In the meantime, look for the next upcoming post on my study efforts with the RHCE. This one should go quicker than maybe the others as I’ve been using RHEL for some time, so I just need to practice some labs and make sure I can perform all the objectives without issue before I schedule my next exam in January.
As for when I will start my RHCE studies, that will begin tomorrow, December 25th.
Ivan Windon – RHCSA