RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide
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Spotlight Customer ReviewsAverage Customer Rating: 3.19
Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Excellent prep guide, despite a few errors.
Comment: Those who have brushed on the RHCE test know that it is a pretty grueling test. Thankfully I bought this book. This should be the first book you read in preparation for this RHCE exam.
What impresses me about this book, is that it is concise, yet the information is always relevant. Ironically, for those who are new to Linux, and not taking the RHCE exam, this book is still very useful in that it doesn't inundate the reader with useful information. Rather, it gives plenty of useful information at a relaxed pace, that anyone can keep up with.
Some chapters were particularly enlightening. The chapter on kernel compilation was the best I had seen on this topic. Out of 3 or 4 books I had read, this one was the easiest to understand, and also the most thorough.
One complaint that cost this book 1 star, were mistakes in the practice exams. I found a few mistakes in a couple of the chapter tests that would frustrate the reader, or confuse him as to what was the right answer. I hope that in the 3rd edition, this will be cleaned up because otherwise, this book is terrific.
I find myself using this book in the workplace too when I need a quick reference, so I think the authors deserve a round of applause. This is the best guide on the RHCE around, and I consider it money well-spent.
Customer Rating: 1
Summary: This book is terrible
Comment: This book is full of mistakes and very unclear.
Here's an example.. When he introduces the POP protocol, he tells the reader that it stands for Point of Presence as opposed to Post Office Protocol, come on now. I was looking for a book to help prepare me for the RHCE, but now, I don't trust any information that comes from this book, and I would not recommend it to anyone who is even the slightest bit unfamiliar with Linux or UNIX.
Since I have worked with Linux systems, I can tell the mistakes, and there are many. It is a waste to even try to get something out of this book. I have since purchased another book, so let's see how that one does.
Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Waste of money
Comment: fdisk : it says linux comes with a non destructive partitioning utility
lilo : completely unclear about the different error messages.
mbr : says each disk partition will have an MBR
chapters on installation is useless.
Overall Barkakati book is hundred times useful.
Shame that I didn t know before spending money.