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Passed EX407: RHCoE in Ansible Automation

I passed my RHCoE in Ansible Automation yesterday with a 286/300. It was much easier than I expected, covering only pretty basic scenarios in my opinion. (I'm not sure what I missed, since I tested everything before I left. Some questions were worded rather vaguely, so potentially a misunderstanding.)

My preparation was a little bit unorthodox. I took three Linux Academy courses: the quick start, Using Ansible for Configuration Management and Deployments, and the certification prep course. Combined, these formed a very solid, well-rounded basis in using and configuring Ansible. I do not have much hands-on experience from using it at my job, since we use Puppet for most configuration management. However, I found a bug in an Ansible module one day and decided to try to fix it upstream. My pull request was merged that evening, and I spent the next two or three weeks working on bug fixes on GitHub and diving into the Python code that runs Ansible -- as well as providing support on issues that turned out not to be bugs. Since Ansible is an open-source project, anyone with a Python background can benefit from contributing to it. It's probably overkill and unnecessary for most examinees, but for me it was a great substitute for my lack of hands-on work experience using Ansible. And of course, the courses here prepared me enough to know what I was doing in contributing.

I'll try to answer questions, but I have to remain pretty tight-lipped due to the NDA.

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    Terrence C
    09-15-2017

    Way to go and thanks for sharing your experience and advice. Congratulations on your certification!

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    Anthony J
    09-15-2017

    Congrats! Thank you for your insights into this exam.

    I’d love to endorse/recommend you on LinkedIn if you want. All you have to do is add me as a connection and add Linux Academy as your school. Once you do that, post a picture of your cert about passing in your feed and reference me within the original post. Once I see this, I’ll be able to recommend you for your hard work on your LinkedIn profile.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

    Founder/CEO LinuxAcademy.com | CloudAssessments.com

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    Reid W
    09-15-2017

    Thanks, guys, and will do.

    One thing I will note for fellow students: On my exam, they provided all the documentation I could possibly need and then some. This came as a surprise to me since there's no Internet access. I'd say don't worry so much about memorizing everything, and focus on becoming familiar with everything Ansible can do and where to find it on docs.ansible.com if you need a refresher. (Just like you would in real life.) The man pages are pretty sparse and `ansible-doc` only shows modules. The really good stuff is only on the docs site.

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    Rachel C
    09-15-2017

    Congrats!

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    Jon M
    09-15-2017

    Awesome Job!

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    Trent H
    09-15-2017

    Nice work!

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    Chad M
    09-15-2017

    Congratulations, Reid!

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    Peter T
    09-15-2017

    Fantastic Reid!

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    Elle K
    09-15-2017

    Amazing work, Reid!

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    David C
    09-15-2017

    Congrats, Reid!

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    Bill P
    09-15-2017

    Congrats!

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    Sean G
    09-15-2017

    Congrats and nice work on contributing to Ansible!

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    Doug V
    09-15-2017

    Awesome score, Reid! Congratulations and thanks for your story. Giving back and learning, that's amazing!

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    Kim H
    09-15-2017

    Congrats, Reid!

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    Shirley M
    09-15-2017

    Awesome and amazing.  Congrats to you!

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    Amy M
    09-16-2017

    Congrats!

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    Treva W
    09-18-2017

    Way to go!

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    Dawn O
    09-18-2017

    Thank you, Reid! And Congratulations!!

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    Raquel C
    09-19-2017

    Congrats, Reid! Thank you so much for sharing your strategy with us. Ansible is next certification on my list and I will try to follow your path. 

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    Donna J
    09-20-2017

    Nice work, Reid!  Glad you were successful with our resources.

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    Scott T
    09-20-2017

    Wow, that's actually pretty cool! And yeah, for me, debugging is always the fastest way to learn a new system. Congrats on passing the exam!

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    Marlon G
    10-09-2017

    Congrats on passing, thanks for sharing your preperation.

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    Shirley M
    10-11-2017

    Congratulations and thank you for choosing Linux Academy!

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    Radek L
    11-18-2017

    I'm taking the exam on 27/11/17. Could anyone advice me are there any tricky questions and what should I pay attention to ?

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    Marta
    12-14-2017

    I'm taking the exam next week, could you specify if ansible-doc that is on-line is available during the exam?

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    Thomas H
    12-14-2017

    Awesome!  Congrats, Reid!

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    Kenneth A
    12-14-2017

    Good job, Reid!

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    Fernando M
    12-14-2017

    That's a great score! Congrats, Reid!

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    Benny K
    02-17-2018

    Congratz!

    may i know if the docs.ansible.com is accesible during exam ?

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    Reid W
    03-06-2018

     @bennykusman  The documentation you need will be provided.

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