Passed EX415 Security

The last one to attain RHCA.

EX415 Exam Experience

I took an individual exam that was based on RHEL 7.5. I had a minor network issue at the start of the exam, but it went away and luckily, made no impact.

The task list is sufficient for a 4 hour exam, but it isn’t the most challenging one. I feel that knowing Ansible and Satellite helped me a great deal. Also, EX415 is the exam where it can take more time to test and verify the solution than to implement it.

The exam score came back 235/300.

The result is fair. I solved all questions, some in full, some not so much. The exam score reflects that.

Exam Preparation in Numbers

The exam objectives cover several different topics, I spent around 45 hours going through the course and studying documentation (SELinux and auditd have a lot of material), and 40 hours labbing.

I’m not new to LUKS, but NBDE with Tang and Clevis was something that I spent a fair share of time looking into.

7 thoughts on “Passed EX415 Security

  1. Hey Tomas, What Study Material would you recommend for the exam? You Helped me greatly with RHCE and would like your advice on the EX415 it doesnt look like ill be able to obtain a subscription with redhat learning (Too expensive). And would need to self study, would it be possible to do this without the class?

    • RHEL 7 Security Guide. It covers a lot of material and, I believe, all non-Satellite related exam objectives.

      You need to know how to use Satellite with OpenSCAP, so get Foreman with Katello installed and have a play with it.

  2. Congratulations on passing the exam, and also for this site, that you have created!
    EX415 Security is different than the EX413 Server Hardening i guess. What would you recommend as a study guide?
    EX413 has similar exam objectives with LPIC-3 Security.

  3. Congrats. Please tell me, do you know how to use USBGuard to create allow rule for specified filesystem?

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