Attention class! Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Red Hat is urging system administrators to up their skill sets with a new base-level certification aligned to the key tasks required of Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators.

The Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) replaces the company’s previous certification with the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 — and is joined by a restructuring of the company’s training curriculum, which it describes as a “facilitative teaching approach” with distinct training paths tightly aligned with today’s IT job roles and tasks.

“Red Hat has offered Linux system administration certifications and courses for more than a decade. During this time, the IT infrastructure landscape has changed; Linux deployments in enterprise IT environments have expanded, job roles are more fluid and system administrators need skills across multiple platforms to keep today’s complex data centres running,” says the company.


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As a result of the industry’s evolution, Red Hat insists that it has restructured its curriculum to offer training paths that more closely align with the diverse customer job profiles, backgrounds and skill-set goals including Windows and Solaris administrators.