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Redhat Linux Certification Path for Linux Administrators

Redhat Linux is emerging in the mid-range server market day by day. So that Linux administrators demand also increased rapidly.There are lot training institutes are conducting Linux training and companies need to filter the quality administrators from the market. So certification is one of the key criteria to filter the right candidates. Redhat certifications are not as easy like other certification in the market. It  has scenarios based practical  questions and it definitely requires hands on experience on redhat Linux to become redhat certified.

Here we will see that what are the certifications are available for Linux Administrators from Redhat.


1.Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam (EX200). 

RHCSA – Core System-Administration Skills for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Exam Duration:2hrs 30mins.
Price:$400~

Recommended Trainings:
For windows system administrator,
1.Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
2.Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)

For Unix/Linux Administrators,
1.RHCSA Rapid Track Course with Exam (RH200) Exam self-study
2.RHCSA exam objectives

This certification is mandatory to become Red Hat Certified Engineer  certification. (RHCE®)


2.Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Exam (EX300)

This exam is a performance-based tests to determine a senior system administrator who can manage redhat Enterprise Linux systems.

Exam Duration:2hrs 0mins.
Price:$400~

Recommended Trainings:
For windows system administrator,
1.Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
2.Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)
3.Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)
4.Red Hat System Administration III with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH255)
5.Red Hat System Administration III (RH254)

For Linux Administrators,

1.RHCE Rapid Track Course with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH300)
2.RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH299)


For Solaris Administrators,

1.Red Hat Linux for Solaris administrators (RH290)
2.RHCE Rapid Track Course with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH300)
3.RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH299)

For self study,

1.RHCE exam objectives.


You need an RHCSA certification to attend the Red Hat Certified Engineer certification exam. (RHCE®)

3.Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services Expertise Exam (EX333)

This is an performance based exam to prove the Redhat Linux networking and network security services.

Exam Duration: 6hrs
Price:$600~

Recommended Trainings:
1.Network Services (RHS333) Exam self-study
2.EX333 Expertise exam objectives


To enroll in this exam, candidates must hold a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

4.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Exam (EX401)

This performance based exam to prove the skills of  planning, deployment, and management of more than 1 physical or virtualized server.

Exam Duration: 4hrs
Price:$600~


Recommended Training:
1.Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management (RHS401) Exam self-study
2.EX401 Expertise exam objectives


To enroll in this exam, candidates must hold a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

5.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication Exam (EX423)

This performance based exam will test your Directory Services and Authentication knowledge on Redhat Linux.

Exam Duration: 4hrs
Price:$600~
Recommended Training:

1.Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication with Exam (RH424)
2.Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423)

To enroll in this exam, candidates must hold a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

6.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Administration Exam (EX429)

This redhat certification exam test your knowledge on  Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration.

Exam Duration: 4hrs
Price:$600~

Recommended Training:
1.Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services (RHS429) Exam self-study.

2.EX429 Expertise exam objectives.

To enroll in this exam, candidates must hold a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

7.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam (EX436).

This exam is to test your  clustering and storage knowledge on Redhat Linux.

Exam Duration: 4hrs
Price:$600~

Recommended Training:

1.Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436) Exam self-study
2.EX436 Expertise exam objectives


To enroll in this exam, candidates must hold a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

8.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning Exam (EX442)

This exam tests candidates ability to use standard system tools to analyze the performance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and application. To use standard system tools and mechanisms to modify the behavior of the system and applications for the purpose of improving system performance.


Exam Duration: 4hrs
Price:$600~

Recommended Training:

1.Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning with Exam (RH443)
2.Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning (RH442)


To enroll in this exam, candidates must hold a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

9.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening Exam (EX413)

This exam will help to Secure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux System to comply with security policy requirements.

Recommended Training:

1.Red Hat Server Hardening with Exam (RH414)
2.Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413)
3.Red Hat Server Hardening Virtual (RH413VT)
4.Red Hat Server Hardening Online (RH413R)

10.Red Hat Certified JBoss Administration (RHCJA) Exam (EX248)

RHCJA certification is for system administrators or application developers whose responsibilities include the deployment, implementation, and management of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and its applications.


Exam Duration: 4hrs
Price:$400~

11.Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)

A Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE whose status is current and who has earned the following Red Hat Certificates of Expertise.

1.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security: Network Services 

                                          or 
   Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening2.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication 
                                          or 
   Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
3.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in SELinux Policy Administration

12.Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS)

A Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) is a professional whose certification status with Redhat is current and who has earned the following Red Hat certifications and Certificates of Expertise.

1.Red Hat Certified System Administrator
2.Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®)
3.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Deployment and Systems Management
4.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication

                                    or 
   Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator
5.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management

13.Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

A Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification. An RHCA is a professional whose certification status with Red Hat is current and who has earned thee following Red Hat Certificates of Expertise.


1.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Deployment and Systems Management
2.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication 

                                 or 
   Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator
3.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management
4.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security: Network Services 
                                 or 
   Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening
5.Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning.

Red Hat’s performance-based certifications are among the most highly regarded in the IT industry and I am sure that all the Linux/Unix admins  would like to hold the highest level of Redhat Linux certification.Good Luck for your exams.

Hope this post shares the useful information about redhat Linux certifications.
Thank you for reading this article.


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