We would be talking about the cost of Red Hat Certifications, but let’s discuss the certifications offered by the Red Hat. Also, if you wish to have good and reliable prep courses, which are being offered at the SPOTO Club.
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
RHCSA is considered to be an entry-level certification that would be focusing on actual competencies at system administration, including configuration and installation of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system as well as attaches it to a live network running network services.
In order to achieve the RHCSA certification, the student is required to clear EX200, a 2.5-hour hands-on lab exam. The minimum passing score for the exam would be 210 out of 300 possible points, about 70%. There would be no prerequisite required for the exam, but Red Hat recommends preparing for the exam by enrolling in the courses in Red Hat System Administration (RH124 or RH134) if the candidates do not have previous experience.
RHCSA was launched in 2002 as the Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT). As of July 2009, there were 30,000 RHCTs. In November 2010 it was renamed to RHCSA.
- Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Also known as “the flagship” certification, RHCE is considered to be mid- to advanced-level certification that builds on topics covered in the RHCSA certification to include more advanced topics such as installing and security common enterprise networking (IP) services. To achieve the RHCE certification, the student must pass the RHCSA exam, EX200, and besides EX300, a 3.5-hour hands-on lab exam. Red Hat would be recommending you to prepare for the exam by taking courses in Linux essentials (RH124), Linux administration (RH134), as well as Linux networking and security (RH254) if one doesn’t have previous experience. Previous real-world experience would also be advised. RHCE was the first Red Hat certificate launched in the year 1999. As of July 2009, there were about 40,000 RHCEs.
- Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Self-titled “the capstone certificate”, RHCA is considered to be the most complete certificate in the program, adding an enterprise-level focus. RHCA was launched in 2005. There are concentrations which you would find inside the RHCA on which a candidate might choose to focus; however, choosing to do so isn’t required. The focuses are:
- Datacenter: skills with tasks common in an on-premises datacenter.
- Cloud: skills with common to cloud infrastructure tasks.
- Devops: knowledge and skills in practices and technologies that could accelerate the process of moving applications as well as updates from development through the build and test processes and on to production.
- Application Development: skills in enterprise application development, architecture, and integration.
- Application Platform: skills with tasks common for managing and building applications and tools.
- Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)
RHCVA is considered to be the certification that focuses on Virtualization administration. RHCVA was launched in November 2009. In order to achieve the RHCVA certification, the student is required to clear EX318, a 3-hour hands-on lab exam. There would be no prerequisite for the exam, but Red Hat would be recommending preparing for the exam by taking the respective course, RH318, as well as by obtaining the RHCSA certification described above. The exam also requires knowledge in installing and utilizing Microsoft Windows operating systems.
- Red Certification Costs:
You can divide examination cost in two parts-one is the amount which you pay to Red Hat to appear in the examination and another amount which you will spend on your training to prepare for RHCSA examination. Presently $400(approx.) is the fee to appear in examination and training can cost tentatively $200-$ 300.
Thus, you cannot just waste your money by giving the tests again and again. I would recommend you to enroll yourself in the courses, which are offered at the SPOTO Club if you wish to have this certification in a single attempt.