Red Hat Certification Program

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The Red Hat Certification Program offers IT professional certifications for Red Hat products and general Linux related skills such as system administration.

All certifications are given after passing exams. The program distinguishes itself in that the exams are performance-based, meaning that students must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering multiple choice questions.[1]

The program was launched in January 1999.[2] As of 2010, there were nearly 75,000 Red Hat certified professionals spanning 162 countries.[1] GoCertify considers it one of "the most prominent Linux certification programs".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Certification". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Linux Certification FAQ". Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Linux Certification FAQ: What Linux certifications are available?". Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jang, Michael. RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (RHEL 6). p. 1072. ISBN 978-0-07-176565-7. 
  • Tommasino, Damian. Hands-on Guide to the Red Hat Exams: RHCSA and RHCE Cert Guide and Lab Manual (RHEL 6). p. 600. ISBN 978-0321767950. 
  • Ghori, Asghar. Red Hat Certified System Administrator & Engineer (RHEL 6). p. 640. ISBN 978-1-467549400. 

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