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Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)


Overview

Red Hat's Enterprise Architect courses provide in-depth, hands-on training for senior Linux
system administrators 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.

Curriculum and Expertise Exams

The full RHCA curriculum consists of four advanced 400-level Enterprise Architect courses and
an upper-level security course.

- Only current RHCEs are eligible to be certified as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA),
while anyone can attend the courses in this track.  Verif
y your RHCE
.

- Current RHCEs will obtain RHCA certification upon successfully passing all five
Expertise Exams .
- The courses are not required as the tests can be taken separately but they are strongly
recommended.

RHCA Courses 
(Recommended) Expertise Exams 
(Required: Must pass all 5 for RHCA)
RHS333  Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services EX333 
Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services Expertise Exam
RH401  Red Hat Enterprise Deployment, Virtualization, and Systems
Management EX401  Red Hat Enterprise
Deployment, Virtualization, and Systems Management Expertise Exam
RH423  Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication EX423 
Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication Expertise Exam
RH436  Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management EX436 
Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Expertise Exam
RH442  Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning EX442 
Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning Expertise Exam

Each course in the Enterprise Architect curriculum is followed by a Certificate of Expertise exam
on the fifth day. Expertise Exams may be taken immediately following the corresponding

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course, or at any 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 the Expertise Exam
earns the candidate an Certificate of Expertise to his or her RHCE credential for that specific
enterprise skillset.

An RHCA has proven the skills required to plan, design and manage open source infrastructure
in large complex environments consisting of many Linux systems across the enterprise.

Expertise Exams vary in length from 2 to 8 hours depending on the course, and canonly be
taken by current RHCEs
. Official notification of PASS or DID NOT PASS is sent via email within 10 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.

Notice: The term 'architect' as used in the Red Hat Enterprise


Architect curriculum and Red Hat Certified Architect certification
mark refers exclusively to information technology planning,
design, and deployment and is not intended to refer to civil
architecture or design of physical structures. Some countries,
states, provinces, or other governing bodies may have laws or
statutes restricting the use and representation of the term
'architect'. Participant is solely responsible for compliance with
laws and regulations in each jurisdiction in which Participant
resides or renders or offers services.

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