I wrote in my New Years Resolutions post I was considering writing some revision notes for, and ultimately sitting, the RHCSA and RHCE exams.
I’ve started on that journey now with a bunch of articles.
- KVM Overview (don’t like it, but it’s part of the syllabus)
- Linux Disk Partitioning (fdisk, parted)
- Linux File Systems (mkfs, mount, fstab)
- Linux Logical Volume Management
- Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) Encrypted File Systems
I’m trying to keep the articles focussed on the syllabus for the exams, which is not as easy as it sounds. It’s a battle between saying enough to be useful, without regurgitating the man pages. When I’m writing about Oracle I feel like I find that point quite naturally. I’m still a little hesitant about doing the same for Linux.
Having been a Linux fanboy for over a decade, there is little in the syllabus that is completely new to me, but already the background reading has sent me on a few interesting tangents. That’s one of the nice things about reading manuals. You go looking for one specific bit of information, then accidental veer off into something completely different which is much more interesting. 🙂
The articles will be grouped together in this location on the main Linux page of the site:
In addition to the new articles, some old ones have been linked there as they are relevant. Where necessary I will update the old articles in time.
I have no time scale in mind as far as preparing for the exams, but it would be nice to get them done before Oracle 12c is released, or they will get delayed for 18 months. 🙂