Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)

NOTE:  This credential is no longer available.

Note: The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening may be substituted for either the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security: Network Services or Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication but not both.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Certification program requirements:

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer certification must be current to be eligible to take the required exams.
  • You must hold the following Red Hat Certificates of Expertise:
    • Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security: Network Services or Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
    • Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication or Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
    • Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Administration

Note: The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening may be substituted for either the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security: Network Services or Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication but not both.

AUDIENCE

The following audiences may be interested in earning an RHCSS certification:

  • Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) who wish to demonstrate deeper security skills on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Security professionals with vendor-neutral security certifications (e.g., isc(2), GIAC) who wish to demonstrate Red Hat-specific implementation skills and knowledge.
BENEFITS

Earning a Red Hat certification gives you:

  • Recognition in the industry.

  • Increased customer confidence.

  • Proof of knowledge and skills.

  • Certification verification tool for employers.

  • Use of the certification logo on business cards.

  • Ability to access multiple Red Hat Certificated Professional (RHCP) online communities (like Facebook and LinkedIn).

  • Access to Red Hat Certification Central website, where you can:

    • Download a certification logo.

    • Purchase Red Hat certification gear.

    • Participate in RHCP forums.

    • List your online profile under your certification number.

    • Use the Red Hat Certified Professional job search.

  • Special offers on training and events.

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

In preparation to earn an RHCSS certification, Red Hat recommends the following:

Training:

  • Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services (RHS333)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423)
  • Red Hat SELinux Policy Administration (RH429)

Self-study:

[To achieve certification, students must pass these Exams]

Performance-based expertise exam that tests knowledge and skill regarding enterprise security network services.
Performance-based expertise exam that tests knowledge and skill regarding enterprise directory services and authentication.
Performance-based expertise exam that tests knowledge and skill regarding enterprise SELinux policy administration.