Announcing RHCA concentrations to help you get the architect you need.

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by Randy Russell (Red Hat)

A Red Hat certification provides validation of knowledge and expertise that is beneficial to both individuals and their employers. The certification program gives employers and managers ways to find and develop qualified professionals. It also helps individuals prove their skills with Red Hat’s solutions.

Last year we announced changes to the certification program. The changes that relate to Red Hat® Certified Architect (RHCA) provide flexibility and expand credentials to include newer Red Hat credentials covering cloud, virtualization and application platforms. To earn RHCA, Red Hat’s highest level of certification, one must attain RHCE status and acquire at least five of the eligible certifications, each of which cover different product and solution areas.

The skills and knowledge demanded of enterprise IT professionals is changing. Enterprises now require professionals with both broad and deep architect-level skills and knowledge to get the most out of investments. While RHCEs are free to choose whatever combination of eligible credentials they want to apply towards earning RHCA, Red Hat is recommending three concentrations that align to the requirements found in many enterprises.

The Datacenter concentration includes:

  • Securing Red Hat systems against unauthorized access
  • Enhancing logging, auditing, and identity management capabilities
  • Deploying and managing virtualization infrastructure, hosts, and guests
  • Implementing high availability services on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Using the on-premise capabilities of Red Hat Storage Server
  • Deploying applications using Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
  • Managing multiple systems using Red Hat Satellite

The Cloud concentration includes:

  • Creating, configuring, and managing private clouds using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
  • Managing virtual, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures with Red Hat CloudForms
  • Creating, configuring, and managing a cloud application platform with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat
  • Implementing flexible storage solutions for on-premise and hybrid clouds
  • Managing multiple systems using Red Hat Satellite

The Application Platform concentration includes:

  • Installing, configuring, and managing Red Hat JBoss EAP and the applications running on it
  • Creating, configuring, and managing a cloud application platform with OpenShift Enterprise
  • Federating data from multiple source using Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
  • Managing applications in hybrid cloud environments

We will be introducing more concentrations in the future. The concentrations themselves will also evolve over time as technology and requirements evolve. If you are an IT professional interested in advancing your career towards architect-level responsibilities, we have a team available to help you get the skills and knowledge you need. Complete this form, and we will contact you. Visit our website to learn more about the new RHCA certification concentrations.

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