Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium

Keep pace with technology with Red Hat’s flexible learning platform

As the pace of technology development continues to speed up, IT teams need timely, focused software training. Demand for skills on topics such as hybrid cloud and container-native development continues to grow. Modern teams need up-to-date technical content with the flexibility of both synchronous and asynchronous training offerings to suit learning preferences and schedules. 

Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium  provides a customizable learning experience with self-paced and live training options. Users can tailor their learning with recorded videos, e-books, and live virtual classes. A subscription provides access to content across the entire Red Hat product portfolio which is continuously updated. Live, instructor-led classes create an engaging, immersive learning experience. These interactive sessions compliment the on-demand, self-paced learning materials available with a Red Hat Learning Subscription for highly-effective, flexible training for everyone from beginners to experienced professionals.

50% of the courses in Red Hat Learning Subscription were added or updated in the past year.  (Red Hat internal data)

This subscription provides an array of additional features to complement the learning experience. Cloud-based labs give the opportunity for hands-on practice in actual Red Hat environments. Expert extras are short, on-demand videos where Red Hat practitioners demonstrate innovative technologies in practical scenarios. Skills paths and pre-assessments are available for course selection guidance. Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium also includes certification exams. Red Hat’s exams are industry-recognized and performance-based. These exams validate that holders have the skills needed to undertake even the most ambitious technology projects. Reporting capabilities to track progress toward training and certification goals.

Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium lets you maximize your open source investment with a dynamic learning platform that suits everyone from beginners to experienced professionals. 

Subscribe to benefit from a full year of:

  • Live, instructor-led virtual classes: Benefit from an interactive classroom with added flexibility and convenience. 
  • Access to Red Hat certified instructors: Virtual classes are taught by the same experienced subject matter experts who lead classroom trainings. 
  • Flexible scheduling options: Various class topics and time options facilitate incorporating learning and preferences into busy schedules.
  • Focused training sessions: Participants can narrow their learning to more specific topic areas. 
  • Choice of learning modality: A combination of self-paced materials and expert-taught classes maximizes learning. 
  • Train without traveling: Learn when, where, and how it is best for you.

Red Hat training and certification produces results

The Business Value of Red Hat Training, an IDC study, revealed that using Red Hat training provided an average return of US$43,800 per year per employee, which equals US$5.71 million per organization. The study also found that these companies see an increase in DevOps team productivity, faster deployment of new IT resources, and more efficient IT infrastructure teams. The quantified benefits of Red Hat training are1

  • 365% 3-year ROI.
  • 10X increase in staff competent with Red Hat OpenShift®.
  • 44% higher DevOps team productivity. 
  • 34% more efficient IT infrastructure teams.
  • 59% faster to deploy new IT resources.

A second IDC study, The Business Value of Red Hat Certification, found that certified employees were better able to use containers, Kubernetes, and other technologies to support more agile and effective development activities. The research also found that certified staff are able to work on more complex and important projects, perform better, and are known to have higher levels of skills and expertise. Some of the quantified benefits of Red Hat certification include2

  • 409% 3-year ROI.
  • 47% more virtual machines per staff member.
  • 24% more productive development teams. 
  • 23-51% faster deployment of IT infrastructure.

Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium includes:

  • All Red Hat online training and video classroom courses.
  • Live, virtual sessions taught by expert instructors.
  • Early access to courses in development.
  • 400 hours of cloud-based, hands-on lab time.
  • 10 downloadable e-books for offline use.
  • Skills paths for course selection guidance.
  • 5 certification exams with 5 retakes. 
  • Expert extras: short videos explaining actual use cases and scenarios. 
  • Expert chat: live, online instructor coaching.
  • User dashboard and reporting, as well as team-level reports.
  • Course content delivered in up to 10 languages.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Red Hat training and certification allowed us to accelerate the adoption curve for new platforms and technologies.

Rodrigo Perez

Solutions Architect for Cloud Domain and Microservices, YPF S.A.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB We want to be up to date on current technology and be aware of emerging technologies. Red Hat training supports our efforts to present our skills and knowledge to customers and prospects.

-IDC The Business Value of Red Hat Certification survey1 participant

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Red Hat training increases our overall knowledge and improves our ability to stay up to date on newer technology advances. It also enhances the ability to work with other team members more cooperatively and serves as a resource for others in terms of development activities.

-IDC The Business Value of Red Hat Training survey participant [1]

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB There is a lot of value in having staff complete Red Hat Certification courses ... We need our staff to have the hands-on experience because we deal with problems other consultants are not able to solve ... That is the reason why we require 100% certification among our employees. If they are certified, we know they’ve done hands-on work with the scenarios we need them to know.

-IDC The Business Value of Red Hat Certification survey participant [2]

Feature Description
24x7 self-paced access to Red Hat online training and video classroom courses Content is created by Red Hat experts who build and use Red Hat technology and is directly related to Red Hat certification exams.
Early access Be the first to explore in-development technology before it is officially released by accessing courses and labs in development.
Cloud-based labs Get hands-on practice in authentic Red Hat environments, delivered 24x7 on six continents.
Skills paths Map your learning and certification goals to one of the skills paths inside the platform to develop a strong foundation for a specific skill set.
Certification exams and retakes Validate your skills through performance-based exams remotely or at a testing station. Exams can be taken when and where it's most convenient.
Expert extras Red Hat field practitioners present short demo videos to supplement courses by showing innovative technologies and practices based on actual use cases.
Expert chat Get direct answers and guidance from curriculum experts via a 30-minute chat session per day. Machine translations provide chat dialogue in local languages.
 Red Hat training bookshelf E-book access for all training courses.
Reporting An individual’s dashboard provides a summary of training progress, courses and labs taken, and exam status. Management reports provide insights so a team’s engagement and progress can be measured.
Lab plus Hands-on, scenario-based courses using product lab environments.
Globally available, translated content Access Red Hat’s most popular courses in as many as 11 languages: English, International Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, and Czech.*

*Course translations depend on training modality and course demand.

Localized Red Hat Training content for a global audience

In today’s globalized landscape, it is more important than ever for teams in all regions to have training available in their local language. With Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium, globally dispersed teams can have access to the same training content, 24x7, from anywhere.

Red Hat is continuously improving and expanding translations to increase global accessibility of training materials. Using a combination of machine learning and human editing ensures accurate localization of the content. Video classrooms use machine translations to subtitle instructor-led lessons into other languages. Expert chat uses machine software to translate so non-English speakers can converse with Red Hat-certified instructors for guidance.

Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium has the following translated content:

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB This transformation was challenging in terms of both technical and cultural changes. We were introducing new concepts like containers and microservices. Red Hat provided us with the right tools to overcome these challenges. Their attitude and willingness to work with us to adjust the technical design of our new architecture created a human partnership that was key to our success and the results we’ve achieved.

María Alejandra Trozzi

Deputy Manager of Solutions Architecture, Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A.

Written course content There are currently 50 courses in the subscription. Most are translated to our core eight languages: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. We also have some courses in Hindi, traditional Chinese, and Czech.
Video classrooms Translations are available for all 40 video classrooms, including Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Expert chat Machine learning translations are provided for: English, International Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

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Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium is the complete solution to create the learning experience that best fits you: live-taught classes that fit into your schedule, on-demand training available anytime, extra access to instructors for guidance, and additional resources to support your learning.

Visit the Red Hat Learning Subscription product page:, or contact your sales representative to learn more about getting started.

  1. IDC Business Value White Paper, sponsored by Red Hat, The Business Value of Red Hat Training, IDC doc #US46999720, December 2020.

  2. IDC Business Value White Paper, sponsored by Red Hat, The Business Value of Red Hat Certification, IDC doc #US47574721, April 2021.