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Red Hat offers the following certifications to validate the skills and knowledge of IT professionals who use our products.
System administrators, engineers, and architects
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
- Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Deployment and Systems Management
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
- Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA)
- Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS)
- Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Enterprise developers and application administrators
- Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer(RHCJD)
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in ESB
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Camel Development
- Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA)
Cloud and virtualization administrators
Certifications by exam
Passing one or more exams is the requirement for achieving a Red Hat certification. The following list identifies all currently available exams.
- EX200 - Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam
- EX210 - Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack Exam
- EX280 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service
- EX225 - Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer(RHCJD) Exam
- EX236 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage Exam
- EX248 - Red Hat Certified JBoss Administration (RHCJA) Exam
- EX297 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence Exam
- EX300 - Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Exam
- EX318 - Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) Exam
- EX336 - JBoss Certified Application Administrator Exam
- EX401 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Exam
- EX413 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
- EX421 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Camel Development
- EX431 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in ESB Exam
- EX436 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam
- EX442 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning Exam
Retired Certifications and Exams
- Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Seam
- EX311 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Seam Exam
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security Network Services
- EX333 - Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services Expertise Exam
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication
- EX423 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication Exam
- Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Administration
- EX429 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Administration Exam
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Performs core system administration responsibilities involving local storage, partitioning, starting and stopping services, file systems, and users
Performs more senior-level system administration tasks including configuring of remote storage, shell scripting, setting kernel run-time parameters, and configuration of network services such as file sharing, web, ssh and ftp
Implements and manages enterprise-ready virtualization infrastructure and virtual guests (Linux and Windows(R)) using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) hypervisors and RHEV-M management
Red Hat Certified Virtualization Adminstrator (RHCVA) included in Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Installs, configures and manages Red Hat JBoss Application Platform for production purposes and deploys applications
Develops, extends and improves Java Enterprise Edition Applications for deployment to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Red Hat JBoss Application Platform
Uses host-based, user-based, and cryptographic security techniques to control access to standard network services
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security Network Services included in RHCA and Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
Uses Red Hat Satellite Server, Cobbler and kickstart to deploy and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems in a scalable, efficient manner; builds RPMs; creates version control repositories
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Deployment and Systems Management; included in RHCDS and RHCA
Red Hat Satellite Server
Creates high availability clusters; manages logical volumes and snapshots; configures iSCSI initiators and targets
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management; included in RHCDS and RHCA
Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On (Cluster Suite, GFS)
Uses standard system tools to analyze and improve the performance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and applications running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for specific workloads and performance parameters
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning; included in RHCA
Implements directory services and authentication for enterprise environments; configures systems to use directory services (Red Hat Directory Server, Windows Active Directory) and Kerberos
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication; included in RHCDS and RHCA
Red Hat Directory Server
Configures parameters in the standard SELinux Targeted Policy; creates custom SELinux policies
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Administration; included in RHCSS
Creates, maintains and extends JBoss® enterprise service bus (ESB) framework-based enterprise applications and interactions
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform
Creates, maintains and extends Java™ applications that use the Java Persistence APIs (JPA) with JBoss® Hibernate®
Red Hat JBoss Application Platform;
Red Hat JBoss Web Server
Implements server security hardening practices aligned to commonly-used security specifications such as SCAP and PCI
Develops enterprise integration patterns to route, mediate and transform messages and other information flows between enterprise services
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Integration Development
Red Hat JBoss Fuse
(Later this year: Red Hat SOA-P)
Implements private cloud infrastructure using OpenStack
Red Hat OpenStack;
Implements and manages flexible storage solutions suited for private and hybrid clouds
Red Hat Storage Server
Red Hat Storage Appliance
Creates, configures, and manages a cloud application platform using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.
OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat
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