Red Hat Workforce Development

Discover open source IT career advancement

Red Hat® Training and Certification’s global workforce development program is designed to open up technical career opportunities for learners choosing an education pathway outside of a traditional degree.

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Why Red Hat skills?

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Of media and technology companies in the Fortune Global 500 rely on Red Hat.



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A foundation for your career

Set a foundation for your IT career

Linux training sets the foundation for your hybrid cloud computing skills, allowing you to grow and advance in your career.

Validate your open source skills

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Systems change and get updated. Somebody who has certification can be counted on to have the latest knowledge … A staff member with Red Hat Certification has more value than somebody who does not … certification gives us the assurance that they have the skills we are looking for.

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Program benefits

The Red Hat workforce development program provides development opportunities for learners who are planning an educational path outside of a traditional degree and seeking a career in IT.


Strengthen foundational skills in open source and cloud, as well as Linux.


Gain real world experience from industry experts.


Learn in hands-on, cloud-based labs.


Obtain the knowledge to prepare for certification.

Why choose Red Hat Workforce Development?


Allows government sponsored organizations, colleges, universities, and other social responsibility programs to help students begin or pivot their career in the IT industry via a renowned IT certification.

Career starters

Creates accessible pathways to technical careers for career starters who may not have had an opportunity to obtain a traditional degree, including high school students unable to enter a traditional degree program.

Career changers

Provides an opportunity for career changers that are unemployed, under-employed, military veterans, enlisted military transitioning to civilian careers, and adults with unrelated career experience.

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