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    Default Rate RHCA exams by difficulty?

    I've passed and failed a few of the RHCA exams, some have made me want to cry like the EX442 or have been a breeze like the EX318.

    I have a few exams left to reach my RHCA - Cloud and I was looking for something that I can do with taking the Red Hat class and doing just a little bit of studying.

    I'm thinking of taking the EX280 or EX236 currently, but there are others as well I may end up doing.

    I'm curious how people that have taken multiple exams would rate them in difficulty (no NDA related info needed). Just curious if some on my list are closer to torture, or a stroll through the park
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    Hi dude

    I've taken the DO405 about 2 weeks ago. Exam was difficult but I would rate him just a bit higher than RHCE and this partially because I had trouble understanding what the final outcome should be when I finish some exercises. It may be that I am not a native english speaker and that's why the issue but asside from that if you study I dont see why you should not pass it with ease. With all these issues I've was confortable with the result and I've got the result from RH in about 1,5h from the exam finish. Next one on my list is EX342 so I would be very interested also with the responses.
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    I thought that the numbers, 200, 300, 400, had something to do with how hard the exams are. On that basis, the RHCA Cloud should be easiest, since you can do it with 5 200 levels...
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    I never realized you could hit the RHCA level with all EX200 exams for the Cloud.

    I understand that they should be in order of the numbering, but I haven't seen it that way.

    If I had to list the exams I've taken in order from easy to hard it would be:

    EX318
    EX200
    EX401
    EX407
    EX300 (maybe because the scope is so wide / maybe swapped with EX407)
    EX442

    It's good to note about the EX405 -- I would say the EX407 threw me for a few loops. In some ways, it was easier/more enjoyable than the EX300, but in other ways very frustrating in terms of the scoring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by /pub/beer/ View Post
    I never realized you could hit the RHCA level with all EX200 exams for the Cloud.

    I understand that they should be in order of the numbering, but I haven't seen it that way.

    If I had to list the exams I've taken in order from easy to hard it would be:

    EX318
    EX200
    EX401
    EX407
    EX300 (maybe because the scope is so wide / maybe swapped with EX407)
    EX442

    It's good to note about the EX405 -- I would say the EX407 threw me for a few loops. In some ways, it was easier/more enjoyable than the EX300, but in other ways very frustrating in terms of the scoring.

    That's a good spread from the easiest to a seriously tough exam
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    Awesome thread. I bought the Red Hat Learning Subscription in Jan and I've been going through their courses. I havent taken any of the RHCA exams yet but I am also curious about the difficulty. Here are the 5 exams Im thinking about taking:

    1) Ansible (407)
    2) Puppet (405)
    3) Troubleshooting (342)
    4) Containerized Applications (276)
    5) No idea yet...most likely another DevOps exam
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    The ones I've taken thus far (ranked easiest to most difficult):
    EX413; EX276; EX236; EX200; EX210; EX407; EX403; EX405; EX300; EX280
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    Wow, what do you do for work where you have completed so many RHCA exams?
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    Wow, what do you do for work where you have completed so many RHCA exams?
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    That makes sense! lol How do you like it?
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    Hi. Do you mind sharing a few details about the ansible exam? Do you use it everyday? Approx how long did it take to get prepared for? I'm on that path now
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    I'm thinking of digging into EX270 as well. I need to get into using Docker more and containers.

    As far as Ansible, I didn't use Ansible much prior but I did also attend Red Hat's training for it and I will say that it gave me what I needed to pass the exam. I went from 5 to 100 in proper Ansible knowledge in one week. I would very much recommend it.
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    I am training in ansible at the moment using my own VM with material from linuxacademy. Just trying to figure out when i'll be ready to take the exam. Thanks
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    Is it true you can access the help on the command line during the exam? Also I cannot find anywhere if they have published what % it takes to pass?
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    Usually for the Red Hat exams you need 210 point from 300 to pass an exam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuckTheFankees View Post
    That makes sense! lol How do you like it?
    Love it! Never feels like work!
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