New! Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)

November 20, 2010 by · Comments Off on New! Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
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Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) is a security certification that proves advanced skills in using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SELinux, and Red Hat Directory Server to meet the security requirements of today’s enterprise environment.

Current RHCEs will obtain RHCSS certification upon successfully passing all three Expertise Exams:

  1. EX333 Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services
  2. EX423 Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication
  3. EX429 SELinux Policy Administration

These courses build on the security skills covered in the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program, which is a prerequisite.All upper-level courses are all peer level, meaning each can be taken by someone with RHCE or equivalent skills. Any order is fine.

 Curriculum and Expertise Exams

  1. Only current RHCEs are eligible to be certified as a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), while anyone can attend the courses in this track. Verify your RHCE.
  2. Current RHCEs will obtain RHCSS certification upon successfully passing all three Expertise Exams.
  3. The courses are not required as the tests can be taken separately but they are strongly recommended.
RHCSS Courses
(Recommended)
Expertise Exams
(Required: Must pass all 3 for RHCSS)
RHS333 Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services EX333 Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services Expertise Exam
RH423 Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication EX423 Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication Expertise Exam
RHS429 Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration EX429 Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration Expertise Exam

Each course in Red Hat’s security curriculum is followed by an Expertise Exam on the fifth day. Expertise Exams may be taken immediately following the corresponding course or at any other time. The exams are performance-based and test skills of the job role competencies covered in the prior four days of hands-on training. Passing an Expertise Exam earns the candidate a Certificate of Expertise to his or her RHCE credential for a specific security skillset. Expertise Exams vary in length from 4 to 8 hours depending on the course.

Official notification of PASS or DID NOT PASS is sent via email within 5 US business days of the Expertise Exam.

Exam Costs and Bundled Discount

Exams cost $749 on their own or $549 when purchased together with the corresponding class scheduled in same week. To purchase the course and corresponding Expertise Exam, select appropriate RH and EX codes when purchasing. Then, use promotional code “45678” to receive the $200 discount.

New! Red Hat Certificates of Expertise

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Red Hat Certificates of Expertise are upper-level credentials available to RHCEs who pass upper-level performance-based exams. The Certificates are incremental credentials attached to one’s RHCE that demonstrate skills and knowledge in specialized areas.

The upper-level exams were created as part of the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) program.We consider each Certificate of Expertise a worthy credential in its own right and want to bring greater recognition and value to the RHCEs who pass any of these challenging exams.

New! Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)

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Red Hat is pleased to announce the latest addition to its lineup of performance-based certifications—Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA). With this new certification, Red Hat extends our industry-leading certification program to the virtualization administrator. The RHCVA exam continues the Red Hat tradition of benchmarking the skills of IT professionals through hands-on skills assessments.

Virtualization helps users make the most out of their IT environments by allowing a single server to run multiple servers or desktop operating systems. The Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) certification assures system administrators have the right skills and knowledge to successfully manage these virtual solutions.

If you are a system administrator in a data center, a technical professional designing virtual environments, or a virtualization administrator migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, this is the right certification for you. Preparing for and passing the RHCVA exam gives you, your company, and your customers the confidence to know you will maximize the performance of your virtual environment.

About the EX318 RHCVA exam

To earn the RHCVA certification, students must demonstrate the skills required to be a successful virtualization administrator through a hands-on, half-day exam (EX318). Red Hat recommends that participants augment their skills and build on their expertise by examining the RHCVA Study Guide and attending the RH318 Red Hat Virtualization Administration training course. You’ll learn the skills you need through hands-on labs and deep dives into the technology balanced with concept-based lectures.

New! JBoss Certified Application Administrator (JBCAA)

November 20, 2010 by · Comments Off on New! JBoss Certified Application Administrator (JBCAA)
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Red Hat is pleased to announce the latest addition to its line up of performance-based certifications – JBoss Certified Application Administrator. With the new certification, Red Hat extends our industry-leading certification program to the JBoss suite of products.

Why are we offering a middleware certification now? Simply put – we are responding to interest in our open source middleware solutions. Our customers are looking to us to help them maximize their JBoss Enterprise Middleware deployment and optimize their strategic investment. The JBCAA can help our customers and partners get the most from Red Hat deployments.

Certification Overview

IT managers can be assured that application administrators who have earned an JBCAA accreditation have demonstrated the skills and knowledge needed to install, configure, monitor and manage JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and deploy applications to it.

Exam Preparation

The hands-on nature of this exam make real-world experience a critical facet of preparation. In addition to experience, Red Hat recommends that participants attend the JBoss Application Administration (JB336) training course and review the JBCAA Study Guide. The JBoss Application Administration course balances concept-based lectures with real-world tasks and project-oriented labs. Targeted to JBoss Application Server systems administrators, deployment managers, and quality assurance engineers, this training course course helps administrators better deploy, maintain and troubleshoot their JBoss environment.

Enroll with Pearson VUE NEW!

Beginning May 1, 2010, the JBCAA Exam (EX336) will be offered through select Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. By working with the world’s leading test delivery vendor, we are able to provide greater convenience and availability to prospective exam candidates.

This exam is appropriate for JBoss Application Server system administrators, deployment managers, and quality assurance engineers who would like to earn a credential that shows they have the skills and knowledge needed to install, configure, monitor, manage, and deploy applications to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.