On November 28 I am taking the Linux Foundation Certified Linux System administrator exam for the second time. The first one is failed with only 47% point form 66% required to pass. This is a late exam actually, I bought this form cyber Monday discount last year. Fortunately, on the free retake, I am able to pass with an 85% point.
The first take feels like taking a grasp of what all of the performance-based on hands exam looks like. This exam is performed online with a proctor. All the activity during the exam is recorded and shared via the sharing screen by the examschool.local plugin installed as mandatory to take the exam. You will not allow covering your mouth, mouthing, and any suspicious activity during the exam. You are allowed to bring water with a clear glass cup. The exam time is 2 hours with 24 tasks. You can take a break to the restroom but the time will continue to roll.
On this exam the task is structured as:
- Essential Commands – 25%
- Operation of Running Systems – 20%
- User and Group Management – 10%
- Networking – 12%
- Service Configuration – 20%
- Storage Management – 13%
You will instruct to use command for user management, password, permission, access lists, changing the hostname, create lvm, software raid using mdadm, partitioning and grep some content or find files with certain criteria.
All the task is related to a daily administrative task. All the tasks can be achieved by using the manual of the command. I am using apropos to search the keyword for related command to find their man.