A co-worker took his first attempt at the RHCE certification this past week.  He unfortunately did not pass.  I’ve been told by 2 instructors that first-timers generally only pass about 33% of the time.  I wonder how true this is?

He’s quite bummed about the experience, but I look at it in a different light: he now knows his strengths and weaknesses on the subject, can study up with VMs and with buildout work on the new RHEL environment we have, and can go back in a month and get a better score than I got.

Funny note about my RHCE: I completely failed the questions about SMB networking.