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Red Hat Academy

Bridge the gap between education and industry

Red Hat® Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat training and certification.

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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


  • 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
  • Create a profile and submit your resume to be found by recruiters directly through the Red Hat Academy talent portal

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



Connect students to jobs 

By the numbers

Thousands of students take part in the Red Hat Academy program every year. See what these students and their instructors and administrators have to say.

Better prepared


Of students say they are better prepared to maximize the value of Red Hat products after training [1]

More independent


Of students are able to work more independently and rely less on coworkers after Red Hat training [1]

Better opportunities


Of instructors and administrators say Red Hat Academy students who graduate with a Red Hat certification have increased job opportunities [2]


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

See how our program equips students for success

Collaborating with institutions across North America

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

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Preparing students for an open source world

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

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Featured academic partners

The George Washington University
East Carolina University
Auburn University
Baylor University

Opportunities are open

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Latin America

See how our program equips students for success

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.

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Doing open source work in your university years enables you to become a much better engineer.

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

Featured academic partners

Universidad Guadalajara Mexico
SENA - Colombia

Opportunities are open

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Europe, Middle East, & Africa

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Helping Lithuanian students develop skills and qualifications

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

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Working with Red Hat Academy means students have a better chance of getting a job in IT.

Evaldas Zvinklys

Head Of Practical Training
Kaunas Information Technology School

Featured academic partners

Stichting Praktijkleren
Universidad de Salamanca
Kaunas IT School

Opportunities are open

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Asia Pacific

See how our program equips students for success

Offering practical experience to students across India

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

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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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Featured academic partners

Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN), Indonesia
North Metropolitan Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Australia
Iwasaki Gakuen, Japan
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India

Opportunities are open

Apply your learning experience to a real-world career with Red Hat.

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