Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) questions..

YuckTheFankeesYuckTheFankees Posts: 1,281Member ■■■■■□□□□□
Does anyone on here actually know an individual who holds this certification? This certification includes 5 exams after the RHCE, which are $3200 a piece for the classes, I can definitely see why few people hold this certification.

What's your opinion on the value of the RHCA?

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  • onesaintonesaint Posts: 801Member
    Don't know anyone. I know a few who are multiple RHCE (e.g., 3,4,5), but not any RHCA. I looked it up on indeed and it does get some hits categorized with the RHCDS and MCA.
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  • YuckTheFankeesYuckTheFankees Posts: 1,281Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Yeah I've looked on Indeed before and only 44 hits came back for the RHCA.
  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Posts: 941Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Just this past weekend I met an RHCA (he was giving a presentation on SELinux). He also happened to be a RedHat Chief Architect... Very bright fellow indeed.
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  • ptilsenptilsen Posts: 2,835Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Isn't it basically the RedHat equivalent to CCIE or MCM?

    If you take that into consideration, RHCA is actually pretty cheap. $16K would be on the low end to achieve MCM or CCIE.
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,017Mod Mod
    Yes I know some people who have it. Some are Red Hat employees, and others are work for training centers.


    If you work for a Red Hat channel partner, and you do support/implementations, then it makes sense. Not that it's a difficult cert, it is expensive, and you need to have experience in specif areas. For example: How many SELinux implementations have you done so that you get certified in SELinux?


    I think RHCE is enough for Unix/Linux certifications. Get hands-on experience, and diversify your experience. Work in busy environments. Work for RedHat/Sun/IBM partners to get more exposure. I don't think technical certifications beyond RHCE in the Unix/Linux world are important.
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  • /pub/beer//pub/beer/ Posts: 67Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm an exam away from the RHCDS. I know a few RHCA's but they either work for Red Hat or training companies. I'd rather work towards the RHCA over the course of 5 years instead of having to re-take the EX300 every few years to stay current.
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  • azjagazjag Posts: 579Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I'm working with a couple of RHCA's right now to build out the environment at my workplace. What did you want to ask them?
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  • techinthewoodstechinthewoods Posts: 96Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    azjag wrote: »
    I'm working with a couple of RHCA's right now to build out the environment at my workplace. What did you want to ask them?

    I would ask them how much they make. lol
  • dabadaba Posts: 51Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Or was it worth it
  • azjagazjag Posts: 579Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I would ask them how much they make. lol

    His response: Get the cert and find out.
    daba wrote: »
    Or was it worth it

    His response: Yes
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  • onesaintonesaint Posts: 801Member
    How do they feel about their ability now in comparison to when they only had the RHCE?
    Work in progress: picking up Postgres, elastisearch, redis, Cloudera, & AWS.
    Next up: eventually the RHCE and to start blogging again.

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