When it comes to our exams, one of the questions we're most frequently asked is, "How do I prepare?" There are obviously many different ways to study, and everyone's preparation habits are different, so this is a very difficult question to answer. Rather than try to answer it ourselves, we're looking for your help.

Our exams are intentionally rigorous and focused on hands-on exercises to ensure only candidates who have the proper skills pass. If everyone that took an exam passed, a certification would be of zero value to the IT and developer communities. We make sure everyone with a Red Hat or JBoss certification really knows their stuff.

That said, our exams are not impossible. And to show you they're not impossible, we'd like to start a new series of guest blog posts here where those that have been successful share their stories of how they prepared. These posts will not include specifics about the exam. Rather, they will be stories of how their time was spent leading up to the exam.

Want to share your story?

We're looking for a mix of Red Hat Certified Professionals that have prepared for exams in differing ways: courses, study groups, etc. Do you think you have some insight to share? Please send an email to servicesspeak@redhat.com with a sentence or two explaining how you prepared and were successful. Those selected will then be invited to write a guest post for our blog. We'll even throw in some Red Hat swag as a thank you.

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