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It was a great honor to be selected as the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, especially after my many years of experience working with Red Hat technologies and seeing first-hand the value they deliver to organizations. The exams and training provided by Red Hat have allowed me to more effectively deploy my Red Hat-based systems in a variety of environments and are truly an invaluable resource.

Sean Millichamp, 2012 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

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Red Hat is making some changes to its professional certification program.

  • Expanding the number of Red Hat Certificates of Expertise that may be applied towards earning Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • Policy changes that will acknowledge and differentiate Red Hat Certified Professionals who are current
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Training and certification

OpenStack skills are in demand

The New Stack and the Linux Foundation ranked OpenStack as the most popular open source project.[1] And Red Hat is leading the way. Customers have aggressive OpenStack adoption plans, but they list IT skills as their #1 challenge to getting started.[2] Red Hat training and certification is here to boost your career—and help your company—with skills that are in demand.

[1] The New Stack and Linux Foundation Survey.
[2] Source: A survey of 200 senior IT professionals in the U.S., conducted by IDG Connect on behalf of Red Hat in 2013.

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2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year
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