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Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Red Hat Inc
Raleigh, NC USA
Phone: 919-754-3700
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Skill Level: Guru                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $3745 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For senior Linux system administrators who are responsible for the deployment and management of many systems in large enterprise environments. Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) is a capstone certification to Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT), the most recognized, acclaimed, and mature certifications in the Linux space.

Initial Requirements:
You must hold Red Hat's RHCE certification. You must then pass 5 expertise exams: Enterprise Security: Network Services Expertise Exam; Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Expertise Exam; Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication Expertise Exam or the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Exam; Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Expertise Exam; and Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning Expertise Exam.

Exams cost $749 on their own or $549 when purchased together with the corresponding class. Training is available but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
Starting with RHEL 6, a certification is considered current for 3 years. If a higher‑level exam is passed within the 3‑year period, the currency period starts over.

Certifications tied to earlier versions of RHEL are subject to the recertification policy in force when they were earned.


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