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Each year during Red Hat Summit, we recognize Red Hat Certified Professionals who demonstrate ingenuity, hard work and expertise by making a difference in their organizations. We’re proud to announce that Fabrice Harbulot, cloud engineer and Red Hat Certified Architect Level VII, has been named the 2020 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.

Fabrice has earned several Red Hat certifications and is a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Linux Performance Tuning, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ceph Storage Administration, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Best Practices, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Containers and OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development, Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Server Security and Hardening, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Container Management, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation, Red Hat Certified Engineer in Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat Certified Engineer and Red Hat Certified System Administrator. 

Fabrice’s journey to this award began at a very young age when he was given his first computer and discovered his passion for coding at five years old. This interest carried on through college where he studied Linux at the advice of his cousin who worked in the IT field. In 2019, Fabrice was named the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year runner-up, which served as motivation to gain additional certifications and reapply for this year’s award.

The Red Hat Learning Subscription has been key to helping Fabrice hone his skills in Red Hat technologies, and he is also an active member of the Red Hat Learning Community.  

In 2019, when his company needed to accelerate cloud deployments and give developers more control of deployment executions, Fabrice was assigned the overhaul of the existing cloud architecture. As a Red Hat Certified Architect, he used the skills he had acquired in Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ansible to optimize their private cloud environment. The initiative was successful in significantly shortening error notification times, which previously resulted in a timed-out session. 

For more than two decades, the Red Hat Certification program has had a single goal: validating skills through a program with rigorous, hands-on and performance based testing. Red Hat’s certifications help system administrators, application developers and IT architects advance their careers and help close the skills gap facing the IT industry. Red Hat Certifications establishes benchmarks for what an IT professional should know when using Red Hat technology.

Congratulations to Fabrice Harbulot, who will be recognized this week during the 2020 Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience.

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