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Red Hat Academy provides an evolving curriculum for educational institutions to keep pace with technical industry demands. Rather than learning just theoretical concepts, students learn critical skills for today’s IT jobs based on use cases from thousands of enterprise implementations. Courses are built with input from Red Hat development, support, and field consulting teams. The hands-on instruction spans platform, middleware, and cloud technologies provides the critical problem-solving skills needed for today’s hiring practices.

One of the largest technology and skills gaps that businesses face is implementing DevOps and microservices in their IT stack. Other focus areas include networking and security. Organizations are scrambling to find professionals with these skills, and are looking at hands-on experience to assess job applicants.

According to the 2017 Dice.com and Linux Foundation Open Source Jobs 3 Report, the most common positions employers seek to fill are:

73% of hiring managers are seeking Developers

60% of hiring managers are seeking DevOps Engineers

53% of hiring managers are seeking System Administrators

The project-oriented material in Red Hat Academy courses gives students the valuable experience sought by today’s IT enterprises, in preparation for exam-based certification.

89% of Red Hat Academy partners report a positive impact from the Red Hat Academy curriculum on technology programs 2.  For students, this means acquiring in-demand skills before graduation!

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The most recent course additions and updates expand the existing push to the cloud with containers and microservices, and explore areas such as cloud migration and administration, application integration, automation, DevOps, and security.


Introduction to containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift (DO180)

Build core container management skills through hands-on experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. In this course, students containerize simple software applications and services, deploy them with Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift, test the containerized versions, and troubleshoot deployment issues. This course is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 7.

Related free course: Deploying Containerized Applications Technical Overview


Red Hat Application Development I: Programming in Java EE (JB183):

Learn the various specifications that make up Java EE. Through hands-on labs, students transform a simple Java SE command-line application into a multi-tiered enterprise application using various Java EE specifications, including Enterprise Java Beans, Java Persistence API, Java Messaging Service, JAX-RS for REST services, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), and JAAS for securing the application.

Related exam: Red Hat Certified Enterprise Application Developer Exam (RHCEAD) | EX183


Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) | version update

This course update includes Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10, the latest version of OpenStack Platform (OSP). Far from a simple refresh, CL110 bas been redesigned, to include more use-case exercises for a more robust and relevant learning experience. Students install, configure, use, and maintain a proof-of-concept Red Hat OpenStack Platform. The course focuses on management of instances and OpenStack using the Horizon dashboard and the command-line interface.  

This course is the first course in the Red Hat OpenStack Administration learning pathway.

Related exam:  Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210)


*Availability: Course materials and lab exercises for all courses are available through the Red Hat Academy portal.
*Language: English only (March 2018)  - Translation is in progress for these courses. These courses will be available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean at a later date.



Member institutions receive no-cost instructor training and support, robust lab environments with flexible delivery options and comprehensive, printed, digital or online textbooks. Students will develop the in-demand skills employers need and receive discounted certification exams.


1 HackerRank, 2018 Developer Skills Report, http://research.hackerrank.com/developer-skills/2018/
2 September, 2017 Red Hat Academy instructor TechValidate survey
3 Linux foundation and Dice.com, 2017 Open Source Jobs Report: Employers Prioritize Hiring Open Source Professionals with Latest Skills


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About the author

Tariq Fazal has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry deploying, delivering and managing enterprise training solutions for global enterprises. As the Global Program Manager for the Red Hat Academy, he works with senior leaders within academic institutions to create centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat Training which includes hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support.