Red Hat Certification Program

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Certifications[edit]

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)[edit]

RHCSA is an entry-level certification that focuses on actual competencies at system administration, including installation and configuration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system and attaching it to a live network running network services.

To achieve the RHCSA certification the student must pass EX200, a half-day hands-on lab exam.[1] The minimum passing score for the exam is 210 out of 300 possible points (70%).[2] There is no prerequisite for the exam, but Red Hat recommends preparing for the exam by taking courses in Red Hat System Administration (RH124 or RH135) if one does not have previous experience.[3]

RHCSA was launched in 2002 as Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT).[4] As of July 2009 there were 30,000 RHCTs.[5] In November 2010 it was renamed to RHCSA.[6]

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)[edit]

Self-titled "the flagship" certification,[7] RHCE is a mid to advanced-level[8] certification that builds on topics covered in the RHCSA certification to include more advanced topics such as security and installing common enterprise networking (IP) services.[9] To achieve the RHCE certification, the student must pass the RHCSA exam, EX200, and in addition EX300, a two-hour hands-on lab exam. Red Hat recommends preparing for the exam by taking courses in Linux essentials (RH033), Linux administration (RH131 or RH133), and Linux networking and security (RH253) if one does not have previous experience.[9] Previous real-world experience is also advised.[10]

RHCE was the first Red Hat certificate launched, in 1999.[4] As of July 2009 there were 40,000 RHCEs.[5] It was named the Hottest Certification for 2006 by CertCities.com.[11]

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)[edit]

Self-titled "the capstone certificate",[12] RHCA is the most complete certificate in the program, adding an enterprise-level focus. To achieve the RHCA certification, the student must pass five exams, EX333, EX401, EX423 or EX318, EX436 and EX442,[13] all described above. RHCE is prerequisite for the certificate. Other than RHCE there is no prerequisite for the exams (EX318 does not require RHCE), but Red Hat recommends preparing for the exams by taking the respective courses.[12]

RHCA was launched in 2005.[4]

Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)[edit]

RHCVA is a certification that focuses on Virtualization administration.[14] To achieve the RHCVA certification the student must pass EX318 described above. There is no prerequisite for the exam, but Red Hat recommends preparing for the exam by taking the respective course RH318.[14] The exam also requires knowledge in using and installing Microsoft Windows operating systems.[15]

RHCVA was Launched in November 2009.[16]

JBoss Certified Application Administrator (JBCAA)[edit]

JBCAA is a certification that focuses on managing the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.[17] To achieve the JBCAA certification the student must pass EX336, a four-hour hands-on lab exam.[18] There is no prerequisite for the exam, but Red Hat recommends preparing for the exam by taking course JB336, a four-day course in JBoss application administration.[18]

JBCAA was Launched in September 2009.[19]

Examination required for each certification[edit]

Name RHCSA RHCE RHCA: Application platform RHCA: Cloud RHCA: Datacenter RHCA: Enterprise application development
EX200 - Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EX300 - Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Exam No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EX210 - Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam No No No Any 5 No No
EX220 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Management exam No No Yes Any 5 No No
EX234 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Application Server Management exam No No Yes No No Any 5
EX236 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage exam No No No Any 5 Any 5 No
EX248 - Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator exam No No Yes No Any 5 Any 5
EX280 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service exam No No Yes Any 5 No No
EX297 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence exam No No Yes No No Any 5
EX318 - Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) Exam No No No Any 5 Any 5 No
EX401 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Exam No No No Any 5 Any 5 No
EX413 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening No No No No Any 5 No
EX421 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Camel Development exam No No No No No Any 5
EX427 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Business Process Design exam No No No No No Any 5
EX436 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam No No No No Any 5 No
EX442 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning Exam No No No No Any 5 No
EX450 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Data Virtualization exam No No Yes No No Any 5
EX465 - Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Business Rules exam No No No No No Any 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EX200 Exam Details". redhat.com. Retrieved 22 May 2011.  Note that "RHCSA Exam Objectives". redhat.com. Retrieved 22 May 2011.  states two and a half hours.
  2. ^ "RHCSA Study Guide". rhcsaexam.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)". redhat.com. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Linux Certification FAQ". gocertify.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Test Your RHCE and RHCT Skills for Free at Red Hat Summit" (Press release). Red Hat. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "What's New". redhat.com. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "New Training Certification Now Available From Red Hat" (Press release). Red Hat. October 24, 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "RHCE Training". tiit.co.in. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "RH302 - Red Hat Certified Engineer Exam". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Feature: CertCities.com’s 10 Hottest Certifications for 2006". certcities.com. 14 December 2005. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  13. ^ Solutions, Koenig. "RHCA EX442". Koenig Solutions. Koenig Solutions ref=http://www.koenig-solutions.com/redhat-enterprise-performance-tuning-training-courses.aspx. 
  14. ^ a b "Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "RHCVA Study Guide". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Red Hat Rolls Out Virtualization Platform for Heterogeneous Servers and Clouds" (Press release). November 3, 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "JBoss Certified Application Administrator (JBCAA)". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "EX3336 Exam". redhat.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Red Hat Expands Certification Portfolio with JBoss Certified Application Administrator". press.redhat.com (Press release). September 1, 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 

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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