First and most importantly, congratulations on your certification.
Thanks, Tyler. I've completed the course and am considering that exam. Knowing that theexam includes questions about very basic Linux or hardware will remind me to not skip the basics in studying. Even the course quizzes here tended, I thought, to focus a lot on abstract Linux questions versus day-to-day operations of a Linux environment - I guess that part of the training sounds like it matches the exam.
Just a quick note... the original post contained references to a few specific topics that were included in the actual exam. Every candidate, by taking the exam, agrees to an NDA that prohibits sharing specific exam material. We removed the exam content that may be seen in violation of that agreement, leaving the remainder of the original post's experience and thoughts intact.