Red Hat Certification

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Our certification program helps you prove your skills and build your career. It also gives employers a meaningful way to find and develop qualified professionals.


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Employers want to hire only the best IT professionals. That’s why a Red Hat® certification isn’t just about answering test questions. You must pass a hands-on, practical exam using our technologies.

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Our customers are larger enterprises that look to us to have the right expertise on staff. One way we show them that we are prepared to handle their environments is the large number of Red Hat Certified Engineers we have.

Sean Millichamp, Enterprise architect, Secure-24

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Concentrate on the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) skills you need

An RHCA is a Red Hat Certified Engineer who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification. Earning the RHCA credential is flexible.


Prove your skills with tasks common in an on-premise datacenter.

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Training and certification

Nexor provides a high level of trust to their customers through technology

Nexor, a UK market leader in secure information exchange and information assurance security, gets help from Red Hat hands-on training and certification to move from a proprietary set of operating systems to an open system. This gives them more competitive pricing and increases the services they provide their customers. Using deep, hands-on training and testing from Red Hat to integrate the Red Hat and Nexor products helps them use all of the features of the Red Hat operating system with the Nexor code–a solution that has a high degree of security and usability.

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Individual exams

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I have relied heavily on my Red Hat certifications to deliver real business value to my company.

Jorge Juarez Acevedo
2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year
IT manager, Banco Azteca
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Red Hat® Certified Professionals who wish to recertify for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 are eligible for the following special discounts.
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