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Red Hat Certification

Prove you have the skills open source enterprises want

Red Hat® certification validates IT professionals who are skilled, proven, and ready to take on the most ambitious projects in the face of evolving technology challenges.

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Value of Red Hat certification

Red Hat certifications span our entire technology portfolio, bringing confidence to individuals and organizations alike. Whether it’s enterprise architecture certifications, core Linux® system administration skills, developer knowledge of specialized frameworks, or emerging technologies like containers and cloud, Red Hat knows the skills that are needed for success.

If you’re already certified, show that your skills are up to date by renewing your certification or display your certifications through badges and swag. You can also find or verify Red Hat Certified Professionals to help build an efficient, innovative IT team.

Boost your bottom line

Learn more about how Red Hat certifications deliver business value through productivity gains and operational efficiencies.

Fill your skills gaps

Build your resume and your team by matching skills and products to our certifications.

Develop technical talent

Chart your IT certification roadmap

Keeping pace with changes in technology is hard enough; recruiting and managing IT professionals who embrace those changes is harder. Bolster the readiness of your team and mitigate the risk involved in new projects by certifying with Red Hat.

Share the value of Red Hat training with your team to get started, then map out your course toward certification—and your path to success.

Certified return on investment

See what professionals and employers think


return on investment over a 3-year period, through IT team efficiencies and improved operational efficiencies. [1]


less unplanned downtime through operational efficiencies made possible by IT staff certified by Red Hat.[2]


faster outage resolution achieved by companies with IT staff certified by Red Hat.[2]

Our Approach

Why you should get certified by Red Hat

Performance-based testing application

We validate knowledge through hands-on, real-world skills instead of memorization and multiple-choice questions.

Exam security

Red Hat’s commitment to secure testing environments and systems ensures the integrity of our certifications.

Convenient ways to test

With a host of virtual and in-person options, we offer multiple ways to test to fit your lifestyle.

Global program

We offer our exams at locations and facilities worldwide and there are Red Hat Certified Professionals in more than 200 countries.

Jason Hiatt 2018 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year First Runner Up

Jason Hiatt
2019 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

I used the Red Hat Learning Subscription to broaden my skill set and Red Hat knowledge with invaluable training and certification opportunities. The more I learned, the more I liked all the Red Hat technologies, and I have continued pursuing certifications ever since.

Jason Hiatt, Lead Infrastructure Developer (RHCE®, RHCSA®), Onemain Financial
2019 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year
Neha Sandhu 2018 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

Neha Sandhu
2018 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

The Red Hat Training and Certification program is one of a kind. It offers well-structured curriculum, hands-on training, and performance-based exams. The exams prove you have the requisite knowledge, skills, determination, and time management.

Neha Sandhu, Senior Support Specialist, Spark New Zealand
Red Hat Certified Engineer
Red Hat Certified System Administrator