FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RED HAT’S CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION
The Red Hat certification program is a way to validate skills based on rigorous, hands-on testing. To earn a Red Hat certification, you must pass a hands-on, practical exam in which you complete real-world tasks using our technologies rather than just being asked questions about the technology. Enterprises have greatly benefited from the Red Hat certification program by allowing them to find the most qualified and proven system administrators, application developers, and architects. Additionally, the program has helped establish benchmarks for what an IT professional should know when using Red Hat products. Below are frequently asked questions about the program. We hope you will find this information helpful.

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2 GENERAL QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of Red Hat’s certification program?
What is meant by “performance-based” testing?
What sort of identification is required to take the test?
What are Individual Exam Sessions?
When do I receive my official results after taking an exam?
When do I get my certificate upon passing an exam?
Where can I find general information regarding certification requirements or test information?
What is the difference between an RHCSA and an RHCE?
How do I manage my certification profile?
How do I verify that a certification is current?
What is Red Hat’s re-certification policy?

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