RHEL7 RHCSA Exam objectives

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Note: Besides exam objectives, another page is dedicated to the RHCSA 7 exam.

Understand and use essential tools

NOTE: Red Hat may use applications during the exam that are not included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the purpose of evaluating candidate’s abilities to meet this objective.

Operate running systems

Configure local storage

Create and configure file systems

Deploy, configure, and maintain systems

Manage users and groups

Manage security

Source: Red Hat website.

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algorisms
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algorisms
I noticed that on both RHEL6 and RHEL7, you don’t have a rundown on how to edit the system bootloader. In my studies, I went through and made (what I believe to be) a thorough rundown of GRUB2 and would LOVE your comments/criticisms/suggestions. If you have time, that is. I publicly posted it here: http://mathematicbren.blogspot.com/2014/12/grub2-rundown.html Going from what Mike Jang has written, I think what I wrote up is over-kill for sure. But still. I love sharing. If you like it, feel free to use it anyway you would like. This site has given me so much guidance and help… Read more »
opskernel
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opskernel

Hi CertDept,

I have passed RHCSA RHEL7. This WEB site is very very useful.
Thanks mate ๐Ÿ™‚
Will take CE exam soon.

Deeresh
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Deeresh

How much money do I have to pay for RHCSA RHEL7 exam ?

malikawais7
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malikawais7

I am also planning for RHCSA exam and want you to share your experience about the preparation of the exam. I need help regarding study material.

chrisman
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chrisman

Hello and Happy New Year for everyone.
Because i am currently studying the RHCSA (EX200) RHEL 7 exam i would like to ask something.
How is the grade calculated?
If i will use man or –help am i loosing marks?
Also I would like to ask does the exam requirements has weights on the questions?

Thanks in advance

steve2
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steve2

for others wondering… no you will not lose points for using man/help.

chrisman
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chrisman
Thanks a lot for the quick response. Could i ask some more things? Because at the moment i am studying about LDAP. For example am I supposed to install the following packages for the LDAP authentication? yum install nscd nss-pam-ldapd pam_ldap? Or they will be allready installed and i must install only the authconfig-gtk. Can I use the gui for the ldap authentication? And the last but not least. I think that i mustn’t know how to setup an LDAP server I must know just to setup the client for the RHCSA. For example they must give me the LDAP… Read more »
chrisman
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chrisman

Thanks again for your so useful instructions! You are very helpful!

Am i loosing any marks working on the gui?

chrisman
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chrisman
Could I ask something more? At the exam i will find a machine with already installed Redhat? It will be with gui or I must create the repo and install the following : yum groupinstall โ€œX Window Systemโ€ Desktop yum groupinstall โ€œX Window Systemโ€ โ€œKDE Desktopโ€ Or i must install from scratch?I will install it from cd-rom or with kickstart? And for the last i know that it will be stupid question but i will ask. Of course at the testing centre the redhat will be registered.Is this correct? Why are they not providing any information for the exam???The info… Read more »
hunter86_bg
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So, the new exam objectives don’t require any server installations as they previously required? No ftp, http, ntp servers? Are all those gone to RHCE?

hunter86_bg
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Why “Modify the system bootloader” is greyed out… many of use are used to grub legacy or the distributions like Ubuntu.
For those that are unaware how to change the timeout or default entry on grub 2:
#vi /etc/default/grub
Edit “GRUB_TIMEOUT=5” to a desired value.Save.
#grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

For default value:
#grub2-set-default 0 //this means 1st entry , 1= second, etc
#grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

hunter86_bg
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I want to thank CertDepot for his website. It really helped me to pass my RHCSA (RHEL7) today. Sadly, I made a mistake after 90 min of work (got only 4 tasks left), a typo that turned the machine unbootable. With only 60 min left, I still managed to “PASS” 216 out of 300. I was really upset that I didn’t have enough time to do them all. I want to give some tips for those who are taking the exam: 1. Don’t be in a hurry, you’ll make silly mistakes. 2. At the beginning, spend 5 min to read… Read more »
pomodoro
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pomodoro

This is a really really useful reviewer.. Thank you!

By the way I see that there is no post about

Modify the system bootloader.

Can I request you to post for this please? This would mean a lot to me.. Thanks again!

lolloruns
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lolloruns

I finally passed my RHCSA!
Score: 266
And you helped me a lot, thank you!

Dave
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Dave

I have recently passed RHCSA 7 exam using CertDepot and Ghori’s certification guide……

Thank you for this great website….. Dave

Trust Anti
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Trust Anti

Hi Guys! I just passed RHCSA for RHEL 7, thanks to this website! This is very very useful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Carl
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Carl

The bad part with these things are the core parts that aren’t in use where I am. SELinux and host based Firewalls are things we just don’t do in our environment. With SELinux and Firewalls being so ingrained in the test, I’m hoping that all my studying and experience will see me through.

Thanks for this site. I’m doing something similar on my blog but much more truncated for quick review and reminders and certainly you’ve already worked on the integral parts I need to be aware of (SELinux and Firwalld).

Oxygen
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Oxygen

Just gain my RHCSA 7. Many thanks to the author of this site! The information provided here is 100% related to the exam and sufficient to pass without pricey official training. All the best.

hellosydney
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hellosydney

Hello all, I am happy that I could find this place where people talk about RHCSA. Thank GOD!!

I am planning to give the exam200 but have no experience in RHEL 7 at all. Seems there are new stuff that I need to figure out.

My first question would be: Is there any requirement for the installation of virtual machine as a part of exam? I was reading Michael Jang’s book but for RHEL 6. Which book for RHEL 7 you guys recommend?

Thank you and will be coming back to this place everyday from now on.

hellosydney
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hellosydney

Hello again, would you guys point to me any mirror site or location from where I can download RHEL7 image. Thanks!!!

hellosydney
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hellosydney

Could you share with me what the passing is score for RHCSA 7?

hellosydney
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hellosydney

Hello CertDepot, If the exam is based on VM then how we can have Graphical interface then? I am fan of CLI but firewalld being a new thing to me I am planning to rely on GUI instead of going through all those command lines. Appreciate your response in advance!!

mehboob
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mehboob

Hi,
can we use the help command and tab to complete command in exam. Are there any other restrictions in the exam?
Is it true that at the start of the exam we have to crack root password to login?
Please assist.
Thanks

Jerry
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Jerry

Passed RHEL7 RHCSA – 283/300

This site was a great help, thank you!

Tashir
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Tashir

Hi,
Is it possible to give exam for RHCSA without having any work experience or gone through RH124 or RH134? As the red hat website mentioned below as pre-requisite for this exam “Have either taken the Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) courses or else the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199) or have comparable work experience as a system administrator on Red Hat Enterprise Linux”.
Thanks.

redhat0329
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redhat0329

Hi CertDepot,

I have already reviewing RHEL 7 in preparation for my upcoming RHCSA exam. By the way can you help me how to properly Install Server with GUI on a minimal environment without affecting the current configuration? On the video tutorial of Sander Van Vugt he focuses more on graphical environment while configuring LDAP, firewall, Disk Management, etc.

I have already tried installing it on my VM but RHEL 7 requires to create a user. Is this okay?

Hoping for your feedback and help on this. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

amedeen
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amedeen

Hi CertDepot,
I am planning on taking the RHCSA ex200 exam a month from now.
But I wanted to know if using yum to install SSM for logical and volume groups, is allowed and if so will it count against you?
Is the pvcreate, vgcreate, instead preferred?
Not sure if this question has already been asked here. But thanks for your help.

val
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val

Hi CertDepot,

Just did my rhcsa exam. I was wondering how the rating goes. I’ve configured e.g ntpd, autofs and selinux but forgot to enable these on reboot by ‘systemct enable servicename.service’. Is the whole configuration discarded or will I still gain some points from doing the configuration but forgetting to enable the services?

redsu
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redsu
Hi, As I recently passed the RHCSA 7 EX200 exam, I just want to mention a guide to those who are going for the EX200 RHCSA7 exam. 1. Attempt the easy questions first. What I mean by easy, are the ones that you can do easily and comfortable in doing. 2. Any questions that you are not too sure about, leave it later, but not too late that you run out of time ๐Ÿ™‚ 3. Aim to do all the easy questions by 1.5 hours and leave the last hour for doing the ones you find difficult or unsure of.… Read more »
snirgu
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snirgu

Hi, I have the exam next week and I need help to understand from someone who passed the exam if the server comes with gui installed and ready to use, installed but in multi-user? minimal install only?

Also, I tried to install the rhel gui from a minimal installation through centos 7 packages, but it can’t find the “server with gui” group. How can I get the packages I need from the RHEL7 DVD?

snirgu
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snirgu

and another little question, I noticed that in minimal install the TAB auto complementary not working the same for a lot of commands that do complementary on full install,
is it possible that the exam would be on minimal install in multi-user target without all this TAB auto complementary?

asifshabir
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asifshabir
I am about to appear for RHCSA paper next week. I have some questions, I hope someone who has recently attempted RHCSA can answer these questions. 1: Luks is part of exam or not ? 2: How much focus should I set for grub troubleshooting or system troubleshooting? 3: How much Virtual machines shall be offered to students. samba/nfs/http are part of RHCSA or not ? 4: Do we need to install virtual machines during the exam session or not? 5: Do I need to master shell scripting as well for RHCSA I would appreciate if you can give me… Read more »
redhat0329
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redhat0329

Hi CertDepot,

Need help please, I might encounter this one during the exam.
What should be your solution if you get an error like this.

-mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/mnt/test’ : Read-only file system

Thanks and hoping for your feedback. ๐Ÿ™‚

anidil
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anidil
Hi all, I have RHCSA exam coming up soon. I have the following questions. Appreciate if somebody can answer. I can’t find it on any books or other places. My questions are mostly about installation. -) Do they provide CD media or ISO image? Not that it matters, but just would like to know. How about installation server? HTTP or FTP. Will it exist already or we have to set it up? -) How many servers you will be provided for the test? -) How deep are the questions about installation? Do we get questions to setup PXE boot, dhcp,… Read more »
Lisenet
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I passed my RHCSA a few days ago, got 300/300. Finished all tasks in around 80 minutes, checked that everything was working, rebooted the VM several times.

Have to be honest and admit that for anyone with a relevant work experience, this exam is like a colouring book. A little piece of advice for those taking the exam, once you get networking configured, use multiple SSH windows (I used one for journalctl, one for audit.log and one to do the work). It really helps to track down issues easily, if any.

redhat0329
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redhat0329

Hi lisenet, first of all ‘wow’ congrats.
What do you mean by multiple ssh windows? I thought one VM is only installed? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks

Lisenet
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Yes, there’s only one VM for the RHCSA exam, but you are allowed to use the host OS as you see fit.

redhat0329
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redhat0329

Thanks Bro.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Near
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Near

Hi!

I’m currently studying RHEL 7 and make this site as my study guide but
I’m not good in memorizing the commands in CLI.
Anyone can give me a tips?

Jaz
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Jaz
To be honest, you should learn CLI as it matters the most in real life and during the interview as well and you will hardly see servers with GUI in production. Now your question regarding exam, I must say this is not something anyone should hide from others about what can or cannot be possible. If you know how to run or turn rhel into GUI, then you are good to go otherwise learn CLI. You will be presented with multi-user target mode. Use that machine as you wish, it’s all yours. But remember, CLI is always fast and time… Read more »
rachelnoline
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rachelnoline

I just wanted to think Certdepot, it is very resourceful, but I went today to the exam and I failed because I could not reboot my VM and did not have any time to do a last check. So if I can give anyone an advice is to reboot reboot and reboot every time you do something critical like firewall, filesystem management, …
Don’t wait the last minute to do a final reboot, make sure if you reboot to have enough time to repair or restart in case of a crash.

Anyway thanks Certdepot.

Near
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Near

Hi!

I just want to know what VM will be using in exam? KVM, Virtualbox or etc?
I don’t know if this is a stupid question but I want to know. hehe

Thank you very much in advance!

asifshabir
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asifshabir

I have passed my RHCSA today. Thanks Mr. Certdepot.
The tutorials presented for RCHSA are more than enough for passing this certification.

Jaz
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Jaz

hello asif, in which testing center did u give ur exam in pakistan?

asifshabir
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asifshabir

I hope you know that Redhat exams have started in Pakistan after 10 years.

For My exam.
It was held in Comsats University Islamabad,( in one of their labs) , And it was conducted by digitribe [ http://www.digitribe.com.pk/ ].

Thanks

Jaz
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Jaz

Yesterday i gave my Rhcsa exam and still haven’t got my result. It’s been two days now, still waiting.
Fingers crossed and nervous. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Jaz
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Jaz

More than 48 hours and still waiting for the result.
what the heck with them?

asifshabir
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asifshabir

I got mine within 72 hours.. but in last minutes … I suggest wait for an other day

cheesysadmin
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cheesysadmin

Hey CertDept,

I passed RHCSA yesterday, your site has been a great help throughout my studies and till the end, I made it! Made this account just to express my gratitude to you, big thanks!

Chee

Near
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Near

I passed the RHCSA Exam. This Site is enough to pass the exam.
This is very helpful.
Thank you CertDepot ๐Ÿ™‚

redhat0329
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redhat0329

Hi CertDepot,

Any changes on this tutorial since RedHat already moved to 7.1? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks!

navideh
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navideh

I am little confuse in autofs and automount?
can you give me the link to get more info about them and prepare myself to exam?

navideh
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navideh

Unfortunately I failed,but I thought I answered most of question….

Jaz
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Jaz

What do you mean by most of the questions?
What makes you think Redhat exam scores are based on number of question you attempt?

Giddy
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Giddy

Passed the RHCSA today with great help from this site. Thank you Certdepot

gmchngr
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gmchngr

I’m glad to say that I passed the RHCSA 250/300. A lot of thanks go to this website. RHCE is next!

davinken
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Thanks CertDepot for the valuable resource you maintain! I just obtained my RHCSA and your site was of much help!

joyalvd
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joyalvd

Thank you Mr Certdepot –

Very Happy to announce passed my RHCSA with 250/300.

Cheers to your awesome website.

popo
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popo

Thanks Certdepot for this site. I passed my RHCSA with 300/300.

James
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James

Hi Certdepo, Im about to take RHCSA this week, however I only did self study with my Macbook using Virtualbox. Is there a need for me to learn KVM for the safe of accessing console etc. during exam. Thanks

peter.parker.1912
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peter.parker.1912
I took the EX200 recently and I did not pass. I would like to ask a couple of questions about things that I had trouble with and hopefully you guys can help me out. I did an individual exam at a kiosk. 1. The size of the window was really small. Whenever I did –help and I could just see end of the information. Maximazing the window only made things bigger, it did not give me more space. I know I could pipe it through less but it still slowed me down a lot. Any other suggestions? 2. You can’t… Read more »
Lisenet
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I cannot comment much on #1 and #2 as I never took a Kiosk exam, but in terms of #3, always, and I mean always use the CLI. It’s the fastest way, and the right way when working with Linux servers.

Sam
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Sam
Yeah terminal is best. Multiple terminals are even better. After that a good setup is required. I have done exams with one screen, and exams with Two screens(best) but it’s hard to know which is which at time of booking. I have not done the Kiosk so I can’t comment on that setup. Copy and past saves typos. The key with this is ssh from one environment to another. Using some virtual interfaces, the copy and paste usually doesn’t work. Having said all that sometimes it is necessary to use the GUI as the terminal may not save some of… Read more »
Lisenet
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Interesting, my experience is the opposite, I’m used to GUI having less settings that CLI. Can you give an example of the GUI saving more settings (as you say) that terminal?

Sam
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Sam
Lisenet, It was around 1 year ago, but I’ll try and give all the details but I am doing this from memory. I believe I was doing the either network bound or network teaming and/or Ipv6 settings. os, RH 7.0 nmcli there were two parts to this one * Complicated to use (requiring a lot of memory work mine is bad, I did not wish to dig throuh a man file (s) ) * not saving and updating the relevant information ( IPv6 ) nmtui * on check the update did not occur, or gave an error message. I can’t… Read more »
Lisenet
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NetworkManager does not have its own graphical user interface (GUI) in RHEL 7.

I don’t mean to sound rude, but what does saying “nmcli is complicated to use” have to do with available settings and features of the tool?

Sam
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Sam

As I said the details are a bit old. I didnt have the opportunity to record or reproduce the bug(s) or the environment of the bugs, ie rh 7.0

I am not able to attempt to reproduce this in any format at present, including a Centos version. However I stand over what I typed. If this changes I will attempt to update you.

Lisenet
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I wasn’t asking you to reproduce anything, but simply wanted to clarify things. Nevermind ๐Ÿ™‚

jrios9
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jrios9
Hello *”@peter.parker.1912!”* Point number 2. The vi and vim tool are great tools to work it in. One way of inserting that UUID is as follows: # vim or vi /etc/fstab then press esc keyboard and then type :r! $(blkid -o value UUID /dev/VG/LV) it should work I use to use this way to insert any command I want. Point number 3: There is the option of authconfig command line and it is called authconfig-tui, try typing this command and you will see the difference. I know it will help you a lot to do things more easily. Hope it… Read more »
peter.parker.1912
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peter.parker.1912

Thank you! This is great help.

jrios9
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jrios9

You’re welcome!

There is always something to learn about.

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