You must all be knowing that Red hat has started taking RHCSA and RHCE exam now on Red hat Enterprise Linux 7 though they are still providing Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) Exam on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via onsite and Individual Exam Sessions.
Currently there are not many RHEL 7 books for RHCSA and RHCE. And if you are taking training from Red hat certified partner you may get latest books viz. SA1 (RH124), SA2 (RH134) and SA3 (RH254) which will cover complete syllabus of RHCSA and RHCE exam on Red hat Enterprise Linux 7.
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I tried to find some useful books on RHEL 7 which you may find useful for your exam preparation. From time to time I will keep this post updated from the latest books which will help in clearing RHCSA & RHCE exam on RHEL 7.
Practice/Sample Papers for RHCE & RHCSA Exam (RHEL 7)
I have got many requests from students and RHCSA & RHCE aspirants for practice papers for these certification exams. At their request, I have made sample/practice papers for RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300).
If you have already taken your training & gone through the below books and want to test your Linux skills, then I will recommend you to buy RHEL 7: Practice Papers for RHCSA & RHCE.
This book contains a good set of questions for your practice and if you are stuck on any question, you can check answer sheet given at the last of this book. Do check this book and let me know what you think about it. If you purchase this book, don’t forget to leave your review. I am sure you will like this book and it will help you to clear RHCSA and RHCE exams in the first attempt.
This book will be continually updated with new questions and sample papers from time to time. If you find any errors in the book, do let me know.
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RHEL 7 Books for RHCE & RHCSA
This book is from Mark G. Sobell and I choose this book because it gives you in-depth knowledge of Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With this book, you can master your Linux administration skills and security using the command line, GUI tools, Python, systemd, and Firewalld.
This book also contains the configuration and setup of database services like MariaDB and MySQL. Installation and configuration of MariaDB is also on the RHCE syllabus, so it will help you a lot in the preparation for your Red Hat exam. Apart from this, it covers the full exam objectives also for the LPI Linux Essentials exam plus extensive coverage of the CompTIA Linux+ exam objectives.
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This is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300) complete certification guide by Sander van Vugt. Sander has very rich experience in Linux and this is a must-have book if you are thinking to give Red Hat RHCE/RHCSA 7 exam and want to clear it.
This book is a must-have and below are some of its features that will make up your mind.
- Step-by-step chapter labs to help you practice what you’ve just learned.
- Pre-exam theoretical exam to help you decide if you’re ready for the real exam.
- 4 sample exams (2 RHCE, 2 RHCSA) delivered through Pearson’s state-of-the-art PCPT test engine.
- Pre-chapter “Do I Know This Already” (DIKTA) quizzes to assess your knowledge of each chapter’s content, so you can decide how much time to spend on each section.
- Chapter-ending Exam preparation sections delivering even more exercises and troubleshooting scenarios.
This RHEL 7 book is currently only on PRE-ORDER and you will have to wait for some time. This book is specially written for RHCSA and RHCE exam on RHEL 7. Do have a look at this book.
This RHEL 7 certification guide is by Michael Jang, who is a very popular author and has good experience in writing certification guides for RHCSA and RHCE aspirants.
This book is fully revised to cover the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the corresponding RHCSA and RHCE certification exams. You can refer to this book if you are preparing for RHEL 7 certification as this book covers all official exam objectives for the new exams.
This RHCSA and RHCE cert guide is from Asghar Ghori and the author has good experience in Linux and gives tips for the exam. This is the updated version of the previous book from Asghar and covers all the new topics which are objectives of the RHEL 7 exam and will help in clearing the RHEL 7 exam.
- Updated to the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Updated to cover ALL official exam objectives for the RHCSA and RHCE exams based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Step-by-step exercises to accomplish tasks
- Do-It-Yourself challenge labs at the end of each chapter
- Concepts explained with diagrams
- Commands and options summarized in tables
Overall there are 25 chapters in this book, 13 for RHCSA and 12 for RHCE. This book has 4 scenario-based sample exams, 2 for RHCSA and 2 for RHCE. This book is available for purchase.
5. RHEL 7: System Administrator Guide
This is an official system administrator guide from Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and I will recommend this Free book/guide to you. It contains all the aspects of RHEL 7 and how you can work with the command line, GUI, basic system configuration, managing services, monitoring and automation, Kernel, module, and driver configuration etc.
Currently, these are the only books that I found a good reference for giving RHCSA & RHCE exam on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. If there will be more such good books I will update this post. Let me know if you are reading some other RHEL 7 books for preparing RHCSA and RHCE exam and do not forget to subscribe to my LINUX newsletter for more tips and information in Linux/UNIX.