It is an evident fact that one must pass a hands-on practical examination that involves real-world tasks and scenarios, in order to achieve a Red Hat certification. Hence, possession of a Red Hat certification by itself is considered to be a privilege, as it gives employers a way to identify and mould qualified candidates, and also technical professionals get to prove their skills and build a beautiful career graph.
The Red Hat certification streams take an identifiable change from 2014. The most iconic Red Hat certification, much valued and respected RHCE program is nearing 15 years of existence. Furthermore, keeping Red Hat Certified Virtualization (RHCVA) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certifications still in place, Red Hat Certified Security Specialist(RHCSS) and Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist(RHCDS) programs are reaching extinction when 2013 end.
However, Red Hat underlines the fact that they have always been a leading contributor to the open source community with yet another rolling out of new training programs and certificate of expertise’. Newly launched certifications are made available from end of year 2013 carried over to a happy new year 2014.
Launched towards the last quarter of 2013, an RHCE who achieves this Red Hat Certificate of Expertise can count it towards earning Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) until December 31, 2013, Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) until December 31, 2013, and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certifications.
However when EX 423 and EX 333 retires, RHCA stream will use the existing EX 318 (Enterprise Virtualization) instead of the Directory Services exam and the new EX 413 (Server Hardening) instead of the Enterprise Security examination.
According to Red Hat – “A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who has earned the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening has demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to understand and apply standards-based best practices to secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems against unauthorized access.”
Duration of training – 4 days.
“Cloud computing as a technology is enjoying a home run. Absolutely! The need for qualified individuals capable of managing and operating cloud environments has grown rapidly. Along this line are the below new certifications.”
To train skilled IT professionals in deploying and managing private cloud infrastructures using Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat has launched a new training program as Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service. To gain the new cloud certification, candidate is required to pass the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service Exam (EX210).
The OpenStack platform has RHEL as its core. During the course of the examination EX 210, candidates are tested for skills, knowledge and abilities required for the installation, configuration and management of private clouds using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack.
Duration of training – 3 days.
A candidate who has achieved the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage will be capable to deploy, configure, manage and troubleshoot Red Hat Storage Server – server and client instances on both virtual and physical systems.
The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage examination tests candidates skills, knowledge and abilities required to implement flexible storage solutions for on-premise and hybrid clouds using the Red Hat Storage Server.
Duration of training – 2 days.
The new born certifications have already proven to be hugely promising. As understood, the Red Hat line of thought at the moment is along the line of cloud, and there is a lot of streamlining process undergoing. What is in 2014, could be even bigger and is sure to be a stunner. Believe us. Anticipating RHEL 7 release!
Hola Red Hat 2014!