Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
For nine years RHCA has been Red Hat’s capstone certification and has evolved into a highly sought-after credential worldwide. Much has changed in those nine years, however. Red Hat’s software catalog has expanded from RHEL Platform into Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, DevOps and Cloud. Where Red Hat could once offer a single vision of what a Red Hat architecture might be, Red Hat’s ever expanding technology portfolio makes many architectures possible and their customers are choosing among their technologies in the ways that make sense for them. A similar approach makes sense for Red Hat’s Architect-level certification, so we will be taking a less prescriptive approach regarding the exams one must pass in order to earn RHCA.
RHCA can be acquired by earning RHCE plus five of the following Red Hat Certificates of Expertise or certifications, which are most sought after skills today:
- CL110: Red Hat Certified System Administrator I
- CL210: Red Hat Certified System Administrator II (RHCSA in OpenStack)
- CL310: Red Hat Certified System Administrator III (RHCE in OpenStack)
- DO280: OpenShift Enterprise Administration
- RH318: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
- RH403: Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration
- RH236: Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Administration
- RH413: Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
- JB248: Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator
The following audiences may be interested in earning an RHCA certification:
Red Hat Certified Professionals who wish to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite Server, Red Hat Directory Server, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and the Red Hat High Availability Add-on, as well as skills in networking services security and performance tuning.
Benefits of a Red Hat certification:
Earning a Red Hat certification gives you – Recognition in the industry.
- Increased customer confidence.
- Proof of knowledge and skills.
- Certification verification tool for employers.
- Use of the certification logo on business cards.
- Ability to access multiple Red Hat Certificated Professional (RHCP) online communities (like Facebook and LinkedIn).
Access to Red Hat Certification Central website, where you can:
- Download a certification logo.
- Participate in RHCP forums.
- List your online profile under your certification number.
- Special offers on training and events.