Last night I published 4 or 5 of blog posts related to the Foreman/Satellite server. Well, it wasn’t a coincidence, it was me cramming the last minute for the Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration exam today. It’s also known as EX403.

Needless to say, I didn’t know what was in the exam, and I can’t share what was in exam I had taken today. What I can share with you is that I passed EX403!

I think a few months or years from now I will definitely forget how I prepared for this exam. So here is a tip for my future self and anyone who’s preparing to take the EX403 too:

  1. Practice (all the guided exercises and labs from the RH403 learning materials). Unfortunately, there is no substitute for practicing to get good at something in my opinion.
  2. Setup your own lab. I could replicate about 80% of the tasks required to do on the Red Hat Satellite 6.6. server on Foreman 1.24.
  3. Check out for the up-to-date objective of Red Hat Certified Specialist in Deployment and Systems Management exam. (Red Hat is being very generous for telling us what to expect in the exam.)

This EX403 is my last Red Hat exam for this year as my Red Hat online learning subscription will expire in a few days. With this latest addition of the certificate, my Red Hat Certified Architect has been bumped to level 4.

So what’s next? Well, I’m going to switch my learning and up-skilling focus to cloud related, possibly AWS technology. I expect there will be more AWS related posts coming soon.

If you have an opportunity, say your work pays for the the learning subscription, take it. You’ll learn a lot. I’m grateful to my work place which provided this opportunity to me.