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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What course did you take and what was the exam that went with it?

    I've done the RHCT course and exam, I found the course interesting, the exam was less exciting. Red Hat's exmas are pure practicals, here is a box, make it do the following things - just like it says on their web page. It doesn't test your ability to remember a lot of things, rather your ability to approach problems from the right direction.

    I'm considering taking the LPI [] exam, it's all multi-guess based, but they claim to have spent a lot

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • The course was LPI 102. The actual course was good and the trainer was very thorough. It was just the actual exam I was disappointed with. However, the exam is optional, I only took it because the company was paying for it.

      After the experience, I am very dubious of any automated exam. The selection box type questions are easy to mark, but when it comes to entering a string of characters, it needs a human to verify whether it's correct. Unless you can run it (if its a command) and check the output. However, the actual questions were too often open to intepretation.

      • I've been reading a LPIC-I book, and found the content quite comprehensive, but I've found some of the example questions a bit awkward. I like the idea of a vendor neutral exam, and I think a written exam like the LPI's complements the more practical approach of Red Hat.

        I must confess to being less than confident of an automated exam, but the book did come with an example exam on CD, and I suppose it's useful to practice first. I've done the example exam a few times, and been surprised with my mistakes, b

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."