First look at Red Hat Remote Certification Exams

In August 2020, we expect to make four of our most important certification exams available for remote delivery:

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer exam (EX294)
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration (EX280)
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development (EX288)

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Red Hat Preliminary Exam in System Administration I Now Available

As our technology-driven world continues to evolve and change on a nearly daily basis, so does the expansion of open-source in new and exciting ways. This global expansion calls for more and more competent Linux systems administrators, both new and experienced, to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry. Many systems administrators aim to push their own skills further and to become certified in a multitude of products. However, many more are unsure of where they stand, or even how to get started on validating their skills outside of their regular day-to-day operations. There are hundreds of different certifications available in the world, but where should new and inexperienced systems administrators start?

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Tips for passing Red Hat Certification exams

I get asked all the time if I have any tips or advice on how to pass Red Hat exams. Because providing a fair and equal opportunity to all candidates is critical, I am usually reluctant to answer and refrain from handing out advice to individuals. However, since I get this question so often, I have decided that it is time to give some advice to everyone who is interested in taking a Red Hat exam.

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Red Hat Certified Architect program changes

Red Hat Certified Architect is the highest level of certification Red Hat offers.  We are making some changes to the program and the way that we position it to help IT organizations and professionals worldwide better understand the program and what it means to be an RHCA.

For years, in order to earn RHCA you first had to earn Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE.)  As the Red Hat product portfolio expanded into middleware, we expanded the program to provide a path to RHCA for developers who have earned either Red Hat Certified Enterprise Microservices Developer (RHCEMD) or Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD.)

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Changes to Several Red Hat Certification Titles

The names we use for certifications are important.  They should communicate clearly what they represent someone can do and how they relate to one another.  Three years ago we made some policy and structure changes to provide more flexibility and choices for people participating in the certification program.  We are now making another choice to make Red Hat Certification a better tool for IT professionals and for organizations that use Red Hat technologies.

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