Red Hat Training and Certification

Give your team the skills they need to be more productive and efficient with Red Hat technologies.

Your IT staff is your most valuable asset. Red Hat's hands-on, task-focused courses and certifications give your team the skills they need to implement real-world changes-better and faster.

Red Hat offers courses and certifications covering everything from systems administration to enterprise application development. Whether you are a Linux system administrator, or a cloud and virtualization developer or architect, we offer credentials to help advance your career.

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Lab-based Learning

Hands-on, lab-based learning maximizes retention of skills

Product Ecosystem

Curriculum covering the entire Red Hat portfolio of products and translated in up to 9 languages

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Certified instructors on 5 continents

Hands-on Exams

Hands-on certification exams measure true skills and knowledge

96% of 2015 students surveyed responded that they are better prepared now than before class to maximize the value of your Red Hat technology investment.

Source: 2015 Red Hat student course evaluation survey


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Red Hat® Learning Subscription provides a single training solution to help alleviate the skills gap. Cost effective and more comprehensive than alternative solutions, Red Hat Learning Subscription provides you access to all of Red Hat's training courses and courses — unlocking more training potential than ever before.

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We have seen significant improvement in the team's technical skills soon after their engineers complete Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), and Red Hat OpenStack Administration courses and exams. Systems are deployed more quickly, roll-backs are significantly reduced, and the goal of maintaining zero downtime is continuously met, with robust and future-resilient deliverables.

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Demand for trained and certified Red Hat® technical professionals is growing.

To stay competitive in a global, fast-paced job market, you have to keep up-to-date on emerging technologies and ensure your skills are relevant. Red Hat Learning Subscription helps you maintain your skills and gain knowledge with fast, easy access to training on the entire portfolio of Red Hat products and technologies.

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Train before implementing new technologies. Explore Red Hat products and solutions to try before you buy.

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A Smart Investment to an Even Smarter Team

We offer a diverse curriculum for system administrators and developers.

Core System Administration Advanced System Administration Cloud Computing, Virtualization, & Storage Red Hat JBoss Administration Red Hat JBoss Middleware Development
Deploy, administer, manage, and secure Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. Learn complex planning, deployment, and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions. Master cloud technologies such as: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack® Platform, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Deploy, monitor, and manage Red Hat JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, and Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization. Develop enterprise applications using Red Hat JBoss Middleware.

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We offer a variety of training to tailored to meet your learning style:


Get industry-leading instruction in a professional classroom experience.

Enjoy the benefits of Red Hat classroom training:

  • Instructors are experienced professionals who are very knowledgeable about the topics they teach
  • Courses actively engage students in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions
  • Course materials provide job aids, exercise reinforcement, and task-based reference material
  • Classrooms are equipped with dedicated system(s) for each student
  • Courses are also available onsite for private team training

Virtual Training

Instructor-led, real-time training in an online environment.

Red Hat virtual classroom training is real-time training conducted by live instructors in an online environment. You get the same industry-respected content and hands-on labs as the corresponding classroom-based courses.

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With Red Hat Online Learning, you get:

  • A 90-day subscription. Provides unlimited user access to Red Hat Online Learning course content and webinars
  • 80-hours of online, hands-on lab access, deployed through Amazon EC2 cloud
  • Preparation a Red Hat certification exam.
  • Online course materials created and supported by Red Hat curriculum architects.

On-site Team Training

Private team training at your offices, in our classroom, or online

Red Hat recommends on-site training when your organization has between 6 and 20 employees who fit the prerequisites and audience profile for a particular course.

Training Learning Paths

We offer a diverse curriculum for system administrators and developers

Red Hat Enterprise Linux curriculum

Your path to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Administration "survival skills".

Middleware curriculum

Red Hat Certifications

Real skills, real systems. Not just quiz questions.

Since 1999, our certification program has helped IT professionals prove their skills and build their IT career. It also gives employers a meaningful way to find and develop qualified professionals.

All that is required to earn a Red Hat certification is a hands-on, practical exam using Red Hat technologies in a real-world scenario.

Have questions about the certification program? Are you ready to book an exam? Contact us today.

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The Value of Red Hat Certification

Employers Value

  • An efficient way to identify people with the skills they need
  • A way to mitigate risks associated with the new projects and technologies
  • A way to develop and retain a high-performing team by benchmarking skills

IT Professionals Value

  • A way to differentiate themselves
  • A way to verify their own skills and knowledge
  • A way to demonstrate readiness for new responsibilities

All Red Hat certifications and Certificates of Expertise are earned by passing one or more hands-on, practical exams using Red Hat technologies

Red Hat Certified professionals are proven

Red Hat certifications are earned by passing rigorous, hands-on exams.

Certifications help managers identify, develop, and retain professionals who are skilled, proven, and ready to work on Red Hat technologies.

Certification is arguably the most well-known, and most accepted, form of IT credential available to a professional in order to clearly demonstrate their level of achievement and competency with a particular technology and skill set. Professionals seeking career opportunities will separate themselves from the pack if they have achieved the advanced technology certifications from industry leaders such as Red Hat that are sought after by corporations and government agencies.

Michael Fox, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Global Knowledge

My Red Hat certification has had a huge impact on my career. I've gone from a software engineer to a senior software engineer and my responsibilities have drastically increased. I'm not just doing programming and code; I'm designing and architecting the entire security solution for our appliances.

Colin Powers (RHCA), Senior Software Engineer, Nexor

Customers recognize the quality of certifications. Whether they're concerned about how we'll handle potentially challenging scenarios, or whether we'll configure their systems properly, they relax when they hear they'll be working with Red Hat certified engineers (RHCE) support professionals. The fact that we have so many RHCEs on staff helps us demonstrate that we have the most skilled technicians and systems administrators in the industry.

Phil Hopkins (RHCA), Principal Engineer, RAckspace Hosting

Our customers are larger enterprises that look to us to have the right expertise on staff. One way we show them that we are prepared to handle their environments is [with] the large number of Red Hat Certified Engineers we have.

Sean Millichamp (RHCE), enterprise Architect, Secure-24

Red Hat Certified Professionals are in over 200 countries

Red Hat certification data, 2015

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