Red Hat Academy

Bridge the gap between education and industry

Red Hat Academy partners with academic institutions around the world to provide the next generation of IT talent with free access to a range of Red Hat’s training courses and certification exams.

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Why Red Hat Academy?

We have course offerings designed to build the skills needed to embrace the challenges of any job


  • Join our network of academic partners in working with the recognized leader of Linux in the IT industry
  • Offer curriculum in Linux, cloud, and development technologies
  • Align to educational institution needs for flexible course design
  • Prepare your students with the foundational skills necessary to embark on other technology topics
  • Take advantage of no-cost membership for qualifying institutions
  • Participate in the Red Hat Academy tiering program to unlock new features and benefits
  • Showcase your partnership status with Red Hat Digital Credentials


  • Teach best-in-class IT curriculum for system administrators and developers
  • Validate your knowledge with discounted Red Hat certification exams
  • Stay current with curriculum updates
  • Keep learning with no-cost access to select video classroom courses
  • Run your curriculum and labs effectively with Red Hat program support


  • Learn in-demand skills
  • Get certified with discounted exams by the leader in open source
  • Choose your best learning style with multiple courseware formats
  • Gain valuable experience with hands-on lab environments
  • Connect with Red Hat instructors and students in the Red Hat Learning Community
  • Prepare for a career in IT

Program features

Red Hat Academy has a number of benefits designed to help students reach their academic and career potential.


High-demand, diverse course content


Flexible, hands-on lab environments


Performance-based certification exams


Instructor enablement and preparation


Prepare students for jobs

By the numbers

We know that finding IT professionals who know your technologies and have the right skills can be challenging. Red Hat Academy offers a diverse curriculum for system administrators and developers.

Better prepared


Of Fortune 500 use Red Hat products and solutions[1]

More independent


Increased speed to job-readiness when a new hire had completed Red Hat training prior to onboarding[2]

Better opportunities


Percentage of hiring managers who report difficulty finding sufficient talent with open source skills, up from 87% two years ago[3]

[1] Red Hat client data and Fortune 500 list, June 2021
[2] IDC White Paper, sponsored by Red Hat. "The Business Value of Red Hat Training." Doc#US46999720, Dec. 2020
[3] The Linux Foundation. "2020 Open Source Jobs Report," Oct. 2020

Available courses and exams

Core system administration

Middleware development

Embrace modern infrastructure by mastering middleware applications.

Cloud computing

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Red Hat Academy around the world

North America

Collaborating with institutions across North America

When institutions are ready to offer a hands-on open source curriculum, they turn to Red Hat Academy.

Preparing students for an open source world

Red Hat Academy gives East Carolina University students real-world experience with the latest technologies.

Red Hat Academy at Fayetteville Technical Community College

Learn how efforts between Red Hat Academy and Fayetteville Technical Community College led to a student changing careers and joining the IT profession. Join the RHATN

Latin America

Success story

Creating new learning opportunities for Brazilian IT students

Universidade Federal de Campina partnered with us to bring a dedicated lab to students in a remote area.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Doing open source work in your university years enables you to become a much better engineer.

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Professor and I.T. Director, Computer Science Department, UFCG

Europe, Middle East, & Africa

Success story

Helping Lithuanian students develop skills and qualifications

Kaunas Information Technology School teamed up with Red Hat Academy to boost IT job prospects for students.


500+ students take RHA courses leading to employement in open source fields

Information Technology Institute partners with RHA to scale up the impact of the aspiring Egyptian youth in the ICT workplace.

Asia Pacific

Success story

Offering practical experience to students across India

Red Hat Academy helped bring open source instruction to institutions in three different Indian states.

Success story

Bolstering curriculum offerings in a growing region

We worked with institutions in Indonesia, Australia, and Japan to help students embrace new technologies.

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