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Red Hat certifications have a strong reputation and respect in the industry because they are performance based. The examinees must actually demonstrate their working knowledge and skills by accomplishing hands-on tasks during the exam, as they do in the workplace. I am very proud to be selected as the 2017 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.

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Value of a Red Hat certification

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Value of a Red Hat certification for IT professionals:

  • Differentiation from other IT professionals not certified by Red Hat on Red Hat solutions
  • Verify your skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrate readiness for new responsibilities
  • Higher salaries, when compared with noncertified professionals
  • Greater IT industry credibility
  • Access to personalized e-certificates
  • Access to the secure Red Hat Certification Central to manage your profile
  • Access to the Red Hat Certification Central verification tool
  • Red Hat Certification Badging
  • Red Hat Certified Professional Store
  • Fulfillment of Red Hat partner accreditation level requirements
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Certification success stories

Red Hat Certified Professionals are proven

2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

Rafael Guimarães
RHCE, RHCJA, systems analyst

Life-long learning. Red Hat certifications.

Dr S.P.T. Krishnan
RHCE, lab head of mobile security, scientist

Proof of experience. Red Hat certifications.

Cesar Ryan B. Mindana
RHCE, system planning manager

Rackspace improves customer satisfaction with Red Hat certifications.
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Secure-24 looks for Red Hat Certified Professionals when hiring.
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