Several of my recent blog posts have described materials aimed at the latest Linux+/LPIC-1 exams; here I do likewise for the latest and greatest versions of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 exams for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) credentials.
Over the past 6 weeks, PITC has released a plethora of materials all aimed at the Red Hat Enterprise Linux exams numbered EX200 (RHCSA) and/or EX300 (RHCE). All come from regular Pearson author Sander van Vugt, who has been a Linux instructor covering Red Hat, SUSE, and LPI classes since 1994 (visit his website for more info). Here's a breakdown of what's currently available to cover one or both of these popular Red Hat credentials, listed in reverse chronological order (newest first):
1. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Exam Prep Video Workshop: Video download that contains over 7 hours of video instruction, including 4 hours of coverage of common RHCE exam traps, pitfalls, and challenging topics. You also get the chance to walk through a complete practice exam in real-time, to give you a very good idea of what you'll face in the testing facility when you sit for your own exam. Currently available for $159.99 ($40 off list price). [Pub date: 10/6/2015] A streaming version (same price, pub date: 10/2/2015) is also available at the same price.
2. Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300): A book and/or eBook certification guide for the aforementioned exams, available in a variety of formats: book alone ($47.99), eBook alone ($38.39), or book/eBook bundle ($64.79). Covers both RHCSA and RHCE exams in their entirety, including all exam objectives, with 4 practice exams (2 each for RHCSA and RHCE), over 40 interactive hands-on exercises and performance-based CLI simulations, pre-fab VMs to help test skills in a real-world environment, 30 minutes of video pre-assessment materials to help determine exam readiness, and 2 hours of content drawn from the complete video courses on these exams. [Pub date: 9/8/2015]
3. Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide Premium Edition and Practice Tests: An ebook-only version of the preceding item that also includes 4 additional practice exams (2 each for RHCE and RHCSA) along with all of the other items listed above. Currently available for $47.99 (list price: $59.99), and a best-value offering for those who don't feel the need for a paper book to help them prepare for either or both of these exams. [Pub date: 8/31/2015]
4. Complete video course offerings for the RHCE and RHCE/RHCSA combo are also available, also from Sander Van Vugt, for $125 [RHCE only; Pub date 12/17/2014] and $220 [RHCE/RHCSA combo; Pub date 1/30/2015] as well. Both teach the entire curriculum for the exams involved in the credentials covered.
Candidates interesting in preparing for either or both of the RHCE and RHCSA exams will find these materials timely, interesting, and well-orchestrated to help them prepare for and vanquish these sometimes challenging certification credentials. Be sure to check them out!