Red Hat certification program validates people’s technical skills and knowledge. Organizations hiring employees, contractors, and consultants can look to Red Hat certifications as an input into hiring, assignment, promotion, and other management decisions. Similarly, individuals who earn these certifications benefit by having an official, impartial validation of their skills and knowledge.
Performance-based testing is testing by doing that is, by having examinees perform real-world tasks similar to those they must perform in a job role. Performance-based testing is also called hands-on or practical testing. All Red Hat certification exams are performance-based tests, and Red Hat is the industry leader in IT performance-based testing.
RHCSA is intended as the “core” system administration certification offered by Red Hat. From the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, everyone who wishes to earn a System Administration Certification from Red Hat will begin by earning this credential. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) represents deeper skills and knowledge in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In order to earn RHCE under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and after, one must earn RHCSA and pass a separate RHCE exam.