Linux professionals can now take four Red Hat certification exams from home instead of traveling to a designated test site. Red Hat announced the launch of remote certification exams.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s harder than ever to take the tests. You need to get or keep a certification.
Above all, if you already have a Red Hat certification, which would expire between March 17, 2020, and December 31, 2020, it’s been extended to January 1, 2021.
Now, Red Hat is launching remote certification exams for its four most popular certifications.
Remote exams list
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam. This exam tests knowledge in areas of system administration common across a range of environments and deployment scenarios. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration and cover all Red Hat products.
- Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. This exam tests knowledge and skills in managing multiple systems using Red Hat Ansible Engine and executing common system administration tasks across a number of systems with Ansible. Ansible is the automation framework used by multiple Red Hat products, so Red Hat Certified Engineers have a head start on automating other products beyond Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam. Containers and Kubernetes are emerging as the dominant deployment paradigms in today’s enterprise IT organizations. This exam tests the knowledge, skills, and ability to create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
- Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development exam. This exam tests the ability to deploy existing applications in a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment.
“Our ability to provide remote exams will not only address current challenges, but will also open up opportunities to reach more IT professionals who may not have been able to take an in-person exam in the past,”
said Ken Goetz, vice president, training and certification, Red Hat.
To take the exam you’ll need an X86_64, Fedora-compatible system. You must also have an external webcam with a one-meter cable. You need the cable, because you’ll be required to show your working area to the test proctor.