Linux Professionals in High Demand


What is making Linux so popular?

Linux is expected to grow at a swift pace for next 30 years as more and more businesses discover its advantages. With this booming Linux deployment comes, an increased demand for professionals who are conversant with Linux.

Is certification in Linux must if you want to pursue a career in Linux?

A survey by ‘The Linux Foundation’ states that 85% of hiring managers say that finding Linux talent is somewhat to very difficult. It is not must to have a certification, but companies usually prefer a certified candidate to the one who is not certified but has Linux know how’s.

Which Linux Certification is most sought after by the industry?

Though there are a number of Linux Certifications, companies mostly prefer aspirants with RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineers) certification. The RHCE programs designed to be a practical, performance based exam, and requires the candidates to solve practical issues in an enterprise environment.IDC believes that certifications that represent a rigorous and meaningful proof of skills and competencies are tremendously valuable to near-term organizational success. This is exactly what RHCE provides.

What they say about RHCE?

  • RHCE is the “crown jewel of Linux certifications” —
  • #1 inoverall Quality of Program, Education, and Test Exams — Certification Mag/Fairchild Research
  • Red Hat Training and Certification Programs are “unparalleled in the Linux realm” — UnixReview


Role-based training methodology

RHCEs one of the best IT certifications, as the performance-based testing requires more than simple memorization. It requires the ability to perform the tasks required in actual IT environments. Because of this method of testing, RHCE continue to be in high demand by the most competitive enterprise IT organizations.

Authorized Red Hat Training Partners:

In order to write the RHCE examination, you must undergo the official Red Hat training program at a Red Hat Authorized Training Partner Center. There are more than 250 Red Hat training partners across India but only a few of them are performing very well. Complete Open Source Solutions (COSS) in Hyderabad, Network Nuts in New Delhi and IPSR Solutions in Cochin are one of the best performing Red Hat Training Partners, who are consistently awarded the “Best Certified Red Hat Training Partners” for different regions by Red Hat Global Learning Services.

Red Hat India Training manager Abhijit Roy says “Red hat has awarded COSS as their best training partner for generating maximum RHCE’s and other certified professionals in south India. Their training has hands on quality education, increased student satisfaction and best in infrastructure,. COSS has also created more than 10k training, consulting customer base in last 8 years”

Red Hat partners with Monster to provide job assistance to the RHCEs.

Red Hat now has tied up with to provide placement assistance to those who pass the Red Hat Certifications. Red Hat provides opportunities to upload their resume in Monster and apply for various job postings. Employers also approach the Red Hat certified students or professionals directly and can verify their certificates online

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