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Performs core system administration responsibilities involving local storage, partitioning, starting and stopping services, file systems, and users

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

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

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

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

Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator — RHCJA

Develops, extends and improves Java Enterprise Edition Applications for deployment to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer - RHCJD

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

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

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

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 Certificate of Expertise in ESB

Creates, maintains and extends Java™ applications that use the Java Persistence APIs (JPA) with JBoss® Hibernate®

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence

Implements server security hardening practices aligned to commonly-used security specifications such as SCAP and PCI

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

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

Implements private cloud infrastructure using OpenStack

Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack

Implements and manages flexible storage solutions suited for private and hybrid clouds

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage

Creates, configures, and manages a cloud application platform using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service


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2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

Mr. Acevedo conducted several key projects as the IT manager at Banco Azteca in Mexico. Acevedo used his RHCSA, RHCE, RHCVA, and RHCDS certification skills to make better use of Red Hat solutions and add more business value to Banco Azteca.

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