Red Hat Honors Rafael Guimaraes as 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

  Red Hat Honors Rafael Guimaraes as 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of
  the Year

               Guimaraes Recognized During 2013 Red Hat Summit

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 14, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Rafael Guimaraes, analyst at Petrobras, has
been named the 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. Red Hat
certifications are earned by passing rigorous practical exams during which
candidates must perform the real-world tasks required in production
environments. The annual Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year award
recognizes and honors the hard work, expertise, and ingenuity of those holding
Red Hat certifications.

Rafael Guimaraes, a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified
Technician (RHCT) and Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA), has been
working with Red Hat solutions for several years. At Petrobras, the largest
oil company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world, Guimaraes conducted
several key projects. The projects enhanced IT services that significantly
reduced the time spent installing new Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. He
combined his RHCE skills with PHP programming to develop an environment that
provides collaborative remote 3-D Linux sessions. Additionally, Guimaraes
applied his RHCJA skills to create a secure, optimized, and efficient Red Hat
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation.

Entries received for the 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year
contest spanned Red Hat certifications including Red Hat Certified System
Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified
Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), Red Hat
Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) and Red Hat Certified JBoss
Administrator (RHCJA). Guimaraes was selected as the 2013 Red Hat Certified
Professional of the Year by a panel of experts in the field of business and
open source technology, and was honored at the Innovation Hour during the Red
Hat Summit in Boston on June 13.

Supporting Quotes

Randy Russell, director of Certification, Red Hat

“We congratulate Rafael Guimaraes for being selected as this year's Red Hat
Certified Professional of the Year. His skills, problem-solving abilities, and
innovation using multiple Red Hat technologies exemplify what it means to be
Red Hat certified.”

Rafael Guimaraes, analyst, Petrobras (Winner)

“It’s an honor to be named this year’s Red Hat Certified Professional of the
Year. Having worked with Red Hat open source solutions for years across a
variety of projects, my Red Hat certifications and training have proved to be
an invaluable part of my ability to solve IT challenges. Thank you, Red Hat,
for this recognition.”

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