One week ago, Raj left a comment on this website saying the current version used for the RHCSA/RHCE exams was now RHEL 7.1.
Although I had no reason not to believe him, I wanted a confirmation that I got a day after by email@example.com.
In my recent post, I slightly blamed Jang/Orsaria‘s book for omitting to include any instruction changes coming with the new minor versions of RHEL 7. Now buyers of this book can start fixing tutorials (mainly NFS configuration, client and server sides, and LDAP client configuration). Bad luck for a pretty good book published at the end of April 2016 and already partially obsolete in June 2016!
Concerning Red Hat, it is already surprising that not a single feedback is provided in the exam results. But it is even more difficult to understand why Red Hat is not clearly announcing the RHEL minor version used in exam on its website: you have to ask to get the answer!
Do we know what has changed?
You should read this page: https://www.certdepot.net/rhel7-changes/
The book is obsolete ohhh man I just got the book !!!
Don’t worry. Changes only happen in the NFS and in the LDAP client configurations. Most of it can still be used.
The LDAP client and NFS configurations on your tutorial can still be used as our source of information on the exam? I tried it on 7.1 ant it works.
Changes are not going to affect the examination format.
Everything will be the same.
I agree with you concerning the examination format. However, they will be some changes in configuration procedures.
Several people are reporting they took the RHCE exam still in RHEL 7.0.
Randy Russell, head of certification at Red Hat, discussed the subject via Twitter:
“2 wks ago I asked RH UK which version of RHEL7 was used for RHCSA/RHCE: they said 7.1. Today 5 guys reported 7.0. Can you clarify?”
“The major release is what matters. We update dot releases and sometimes support more than one dot release concurrently.”
“NFS cl/srv & LDAP cl conf procs are different according to minor versions. It’s a fact. Knowing the minor version used is required”
“No, what’s required is knowing underlying principles rather than rote memorization. Dot releases are part of the job.”
took RHCE 2 days ago in north east USA, was still rhel 7.0
Yes, although Red Hat UK told me RHCE 7.1 was now the version used in UK, there are still other countries using RHEL 7.0. However, because one moves to RHEL 7.1 means the others should move soon.
Took the RHCE exam last week in the UK, it was on RHEL 7.0.
Just FYI. I spoke with the Red Hat Training today and the RHCSA ex200 is still RHEL 7.
Yes, several people reported like you. Thanks.
I still don’t know why someone from Red Hat UK told me RHEL 7.1 was the new version used.
I took the RHCE EX300 exam, and it was based on RHEL 7.0.
Thanks for the feedback.