Terms and conditions: Certification success stories

  • Must be a current Red Hat Certified Professional and write an essay that explains how your certification has assisted you in your career. The essay should be in English and 1,000 words or less. In submitting the essay you should consider ideas such as how your certification has assisted you in (i) delivering value (ii) technical and non-technical achievements; or (iii) solving a difficult technical issue for your company. Be sure to explain the situation, your solution and the result that was achieved because of your certification.
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I think that Red Hat certifications help differentiate you in the market. Being recognized as a specialist in these technologies and solutions brings a competitive advantage which could be beneficial to the career of any professional working in the area.

Rafael Guimaraes
Systems Analyst, Petrobras — Brazil