Red Hat releases new OpenStack cloud certification

Red Hat releases new OpenStack cloud certification

Summary: Red Hat has released a new professional certificate for OpenStack cloud professionals.

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How do you judge if someone really has the expertise you need to run your OpenStack Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud? Red Hat, the Linux giant and OpenStack backer, has a suggestion: Look for someone with a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (RHCEI).

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Red Hat continues to back OpenStack with a new certification program.

According to Iain Gray, Red Hat's global services vice president, "Red Hat intends this certification to become as much of a gold standard for OpenStack professionals as Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) are for Linux professionals."

Anyone who earns this new certification will have been shown to be able to do the following tasks:

In a blog posting, Gray added that since Red Hat committed itself to OpenStack for its cloud platform, it subsequently introduced a new class for OpenStack administrators. This class is the foundation for the RHCEI certification.

Gray wrote, "We built the industry’s leading Linux certification program by focusing on rigorous, hands-on testing of real-world skills. Our Red Hat Certified Professionals love this because it is a meaningful test of their skills. IT employers love it because it offers assurance that the certificate holders can apply their skills and knowledge in real-world situations.

He concluded, "We have applied these same principles to the RHECI. Organizations are seeking capable professionals to help bring OpenStack into their IT environments. As with Linux, we expect to set the benchmark for a technology that is rapidly proving to be a game changer in the industry."

He has a point, like Cisco's certifications, Red Hat's certifications are extremely well-regarded in IT. With cloud technologies growing ever more popular, the RHECI may prove very valuable indeed for both would-be cloud administrators and their potential employers.

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  • Article: "Red Hat's certifications are extremely well-regarded in IT"

    Just curious. How do Red Hat certifications stack up against various Microsoft certifications?
    Rabid Howler Monkey
    • Would you believe....

      They usually stack up very well, especially when the job is for Linux admins, whereas...
      Graham_smith
  • RE: "Would you believe.... "

    Are you also implying that Cisco certifications "stack up very well, especially when the job is for Linux admins"?

    Because Cisco certifications were mentioned in the article:

    "... like Cisco's certifications, Red Hat's certifications are extremely well-regarded in IT".

    I found it interesting that SJVN chose to put both Red Hat and Cisco certifications on a pedestal in this article. Why Cisco? Why not other companies certifications? Does this mean that SUSE certifications are not necessarily well-regarded in IT?
    Rabid Howler Monkey
  • Ooooh, you naughty person, you made a mistake, didn't you?

    Cisco??..Cisco!! Your first posting didn't mention Cisco, did it? C'mon, admit it, absolutely no mention of the 'C' word in your posting, was there? You're just trying to deflect attention away from your daft question, aren't you....go on, admit it..." How do Red Hat certifications stack up against various Microsoft certifications?" Well they don't do they, well not very much in Linux job applications, do they? (No mention of Cisco, implied or otherwise.) Embarrassed? Just a little bit, eh? Just a eency, weency, little bit? After all those previous smart-ar$se postings, here you are exposed because you posted a question which was daft. ...try to alter the focus away from ...don't want people to think I set myself up there.......tut!
    Graham_smith