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Red Hat Certified Architect

A Red Hat® Certified Architect (RHCA) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) or Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer who attained Red Hat's highest level of certification by passing and keeping current five additional hands-on exams on Red Hat technologies from the respective lists below. If you pass more than five, then you achieve a higher level of RHCA. For example, if you passed six exams beyond RHCE or RHCJD you would be an RHCA Level II. This status would be reflected on the verification page.

In order to retain RHCA status, you must keep at least five credentials beyond either RHCE or RHCJD current from the respective lists on the SKILLS tab below. These need not be the same credentials you used when you first earned RHCA.

Joining the RHCA ranks requires significant time and effort. If you are interested in pursuing RHCA, we recommend the Red Hat Learning Subscription as your most cost-effective and flexible option. Best of all, once you achieve RHCA you are eligible for a 50 percent discount on Red Hat Learning Subscription to help you keep your credentials current or pursue new ones.

Certification details

Concentrate on the skills you need

Would your organization like to build a modern datacenter, improve cloud infrastructure, or plan for your future application platform? RHCA concentrations are recommendations by Red Hat that test technical professionals’ skills and knowledge planning and building Red Hat solutions. Participants can select the concentration they wish to focus on or can choose any combination of eligible Red Hat certifications to create a custom concentration of their own.

Datacenter

An RHCA with a datacenter concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification, proving their skills with tasks common in an on-premise datacenter.

Cloud

An RHCA with a cloud concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification, proving their skills with tasks common to cloud infrastructure.

DevOps

An RHCA with a DevOps concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer or Red Hat Certified Developer who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification, proving their skills and knowledge in technologies and practices that can accelerate the process of moving applications and updates from development through the build and test processes and on to production.

Application development

An RHCA with an application development concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification, proving skills in enterprise application development, integration, and architecture.

Application platform

An RHCA with an application platform concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification, proving their skills with tasks common for building and managing tools and applications.

Prove your skills and knowledge

Choose from certifications spanning Red Hat's product portfolio, or pursue concentrations in DevOps, cloud, datacenter, application platform solutions, or enterprise application development.

To attain RHCA status, an RHCE must earn at least 5 of the following certifications:

To attain RHCA status, an RHCJD must earn at least 5 of the following certifications:

Is this certification right for you?

The following audiences may be interested in earning an RHCA certification:

  • Red Hat Certified Engineers who wish to demonstrate greater depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and across other Red Hat products
  • Red Hat Certified JBoss®Developers who wish to demonstrate greater depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat's application platform products.

Test your skills and knowledge

To attain RHCA status, an RHCE must pass any 5 of the following exams:

To attain RHCA status, an RHCJD must pass any 5 of the following exams:

The best way to learn is to do

Your best training path for earning RHCA depends on the credentials you want to earn. Red Hat offers multiple ways to train in courses aligned with all of its certification exams. See our full list of courses to find other training options that might best suit your certification objectives.

Red Hat Learning Subscription is an especially convenient, effective, and efficient option for pursuing RHCA. Once you earn RHCA, you are eligible for a 50% discount on Red Hat Learning Subscription.

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