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Red Hat Certified Engineer
A Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) is a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who is ready to automate Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® tasks, integrate Red Hat emerging technologies, and apply learned automation skills for efficiency and innovation.
As teams and organizations pursue digital transformation, the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credential helps you to demonstrate skills critical to managing systems in a DevOps environment. One of the key tenets of DevOps is automation and the RHCE is an extension of the knowledge required to automate the deployment, management, and support of multi-system environments — making your credential even more valuable and relevant. By developing automation skills to complement your deployment and configuration expertise, you will show your understanding of how Ansible Automation interacts with other Red Hat technologies.
Existing or future RHCEs and RHCSAs can follow multiple tracks to complete or renew their RHCE certification. View our Red Hat Certified Engineer skill path infographic to see the courses and exams needed for each track.
To learn more about how the RHCE certification has evolved check out our frequently asked questions. You can also review the existing RHCEs and future and current candidates sections for additional details.
For existing or former RHCEs
If you are certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or were certified on an earlier version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux you can grow your automation skills in a container-based infrastructure by recertifying your credential with the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX294). The automation skills covered by the RHCE credential are the foundation for building and operating automation across an organization and are critical to scaling a wide range of Red Hat technologies. While you are not required to recertify on the new version, the changes we have made to the RHCE credential offer unique opportunities for you to expand your knowledge. The RHCE credential also applies toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect in Infrastructure. You can also apply the following exam towards your RHCA credential once you’re an RHCE:
For current RHCSAs or future candidates
If you are a Red Hat Certified System Administrator and would like to become a Red Hat Certified Engineer, you must complete the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX294), which emphasizes automation skills and is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. To help you prepare, we recommend taking our Red Hat Enterprise Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294) course before attempting the associated exam.
If you’re not yet an RHCSA, you can start your journey by getting certified. By learning Linux system administration skills, you will develop a foundation that builds on your automation knowledge if you choose to pursue the RHCE credential. The Red Hat Certified System Administrator track includes:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview (RH024)
- Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) or RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199)
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200)
For more information, consult our frequently asked questions.