Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, is now offering a new qualification for system administrators working with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Along with the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification replaces the previous Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT). Also, the company has restructured its training courses. More and more interactive mediation methods used. Besides, different opportunities that established on the changed conditions and tasks of system administrators in a heterogeneous IT landscape.
Red Hat has been offering certifications and courses for system administrators for ten years. During this period, the IT infrastructure in the companies changed significantly. Linux has become increasingly prevalent, the boundaries between job profiles have become more porous, and today’s system administrators need to be able to handle a wide range of platforms in sophisticated data centers. Red Hat has therefore adapted its training courses and aligned them with the different job profiles, know-how, and experiences of the participants – including Windows and Solaris administrators.
“With the introduction of RHCSA certification, role-based training paths, and simplified access to courses, we offer a training and certification program that meets current needs,” says Danielle Tomlinson, senior director of Red Hat’s training program. “As Red Hat continues to expand in the enterprise, IT professionals need more and more knowledge of Red Hat’s products and solutions and the necessary certifications.”
With the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, there are also two new basic courses. IT staff without a Linux command line experience can start with the Red Hat System Administration I and II courses and then take the RHCSA exam. For system administrators with at least one year of experience, there is an RHCSA Fast Track. Interested parties can have their knowledge determined in a placement test.
The RHCSA exam is a performance-related, practice-oriented evaluation of skills and knowledge in the field of system administration. Certified IT staff can quickly handle every day and system-critical tasks. Although there are some differences between the discontinued RHCT and new RHCSA certification, employees who have the RHCT certificate for Red Enterprise Linux 5 have the opportunity to qualify for RHCSA without much additional effort.
Red Hat’s new training program includes four training paths: a course for IT professionals with experience in Windows and other GUI-based systems, one for Solaris administrators, one for Linux administrators with two to three years of experience, and one veteran administrator. All courses build on the existing know-how and impart practical knowledge.
Red Hat’s courses focus on immediate action. The new training attaches great importance to the participants being able to gain practical experience in interactive learning units and workshops and to be able to check the acquired knowledge promptly. Participants can build on their previously acquired knowledge and develop their expertise. Investments of companies in the education of their employees are thus protected, while their productivity increases.
Red Hat Launches Global Education Offensive
The world’s leading open source and Linux provider today unveiled Red Hat Academy. This educational package enables schools and colleges to offer an academic version of the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) training and certification program. The program, initially available in English only, provides high-quality, up-to-date IT curricula based on Red Hat’s operating system and open technologies. Educational institutions can offer the RHCT Certification to help address the global shortage of skilled IT professionals involved in integrating operating systems, networks, applications, databases, web servers, and public organizations Internet are dependent.
The combination of the Red Hat training program with RHCT certification provides an expandable foundation for almost any IT career path, such as system administration, network engineering, C or C ++ programming, databases, web development, PC repair, and security applications. At the same time, it is excellent preparation for studying computer science at the university. “The Red Hat Academy curriculum is ideally suited to teaching learners how computers and networks work,” said Peter Childers, Vice President of Global Learning Services at Red Hat. “With Red Hat Academy, instructors have a tool at their fingertips that makes it very effective to teach, learn, and master their skills and abilities.”
“It’s a pleasure to be the first school to use Red Hat Academy,” said Sylvia Anderson, Director of Technical Workforce Development Programs for Guilford County Schools, North Carolina, one of the model employee development programs in the US. “We believe this program provides our students with the best opportunity to acquire solid computer engineering skills that will be useful to almost any future career, regardless of whether they go directly to the practice or study at the university.”
Business is showing great interest in introducing Red Hat Linux training in Guilford County schools. Dr. Sue Polinsky, chair of the Guilford County Schools’ College Tech Prep IT Committee, has been very supportive of the launch of Red Hat Academy. “Business leaders in our country have been calling for Red Hat Linux certification training for our students over the years, and today they support this initiative,” says Dr. Polinksy. “This training gives more young people a chance to enter the IT sector right after graduation, or be better prepared as university students from the outset, successfully closing the gap between the schools and the economic development initiatives.”
Red Hat Academy implemented at a time of limited financial flexibility for schools and colleges, states, and states. However, there is a need to raise education levels, overcome the “digital divide” and be globally competitive. “The costs and legal burden of deploying proprietary software are becoming less and less justifiable, directly affecting the opportunities and development opportunities for young adults and the workforce as a whole,” said Matthew Szulik, Chairman and CEO of Red Hat. “Schools and universities around the world are demanding better programs for computer training and access to and choice over reliable software technologies.”
“The specific positioning of Linux makes it possible to reconcile technology and education, and Red Hat Academy now has a high-quality curriculum based on the Red Hat RHCE curriculum that has adapted to the needs of schools and colleges, “said Tom Miller, vice-dean of NCSU’s DELTA, one of several Red Hat Academy partners. “Educational institutions can benefit greatly from this powerful and practice-oriented educational offer, especially in this critical phase for schools and universities.”