Red Hat Certification

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Our certification program helps you prove your skills and build your career. It also gives employers a meaningful way to find and develop qualified professionals.


You want your tech skills to be exceptional

Employers want to hire only the best IT professionals. That’s why a Red Hat® certification isn’t just about answering test questions. You must pass a hands-on, practical exam using our technologies.

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The Red Hat certification program reinforces fundamentals and builds proficiency.

Carl Thompson, RHCA
2015 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year
Principal Architect, Rackspace
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Certification news

Concentrate on the Red Hat Certified Architect skills you need

A Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA ®) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE ®) or Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD) who has additionally attained Red Hat's highest level of certification. Earning RHCA is flexible. You can choose the set of eligible certifications beyond RHCE or RHCJD that best suit your professional needs, or you can follow one of our recommended concentrations below.

Prove your skills with tasks common in an on-premise datacenter.
Demonstrate your skills with tasks common to cloud infrastructure.
Application platform
Focus your skills on tasks common for building and managing tools and applications.
Enterprise application development
Demonstrate knowledge of enterprise application development, integration, and architecture.

Training and certification

Nexor provides a high level of trust to their customers through technology

Nexor, a UK market leader in secure information exchange and information assurance security, gets help from Red Hat hands-on training and certification to move from a proprietary set of operating systems to an open system. This gives them more competitive pricing and increases the services they provide their customers. Using deep, hands-on training and testing from Red Hat to integrate the Red Hat and Nexor products helps them use all of the features of the Red Hat operating system with the Nexor code–a solution that has a high degree of security and usability.

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Individual exams

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Our customers are larger enterprises that look to us to have the right expertise on staff. One way we show them that we are prepared to handle their environments is the large number of Red Hat Certified Engineers we have.

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