Red Hat Announces New OpenShift Certification

  Red Hat Announces New OpenShift Certification

 Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Helps Enterprises
        Gain Confidence and Proven Expertise in OpenShift Deployments

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- December 17, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the introduction of the Red Hat Certificate of
Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in support of OpenShift Enterprise
by Red Hat, the company’s award-winning private PaaS.

Through the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service, Red Hat
is providing enterprises with confidence that their teams possess the skills
necessary to get the most out of their OpenShift Enterprise environments. The
new certification helps tests candidates’ knowledge, skills and ability to
create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform. The certification
is earned by passing a rigorous practical exam during which candidates must
perform real-world tasks typically required in production environments. In
preparation for the exam, Red Hat offers Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise
Administration , a course aimed at helping customers build their teams'
readiness to adopt and use this new technology.

Since its introduction in November 2012, OpenShift Enterprise has provided
developers a cloud application platform with a choice of programming
languages, frameworks and application lifecycle tools to enhance an
enterprise’s ability to build the applications it needs and have them run in a
cloud architecture. OpenShift Enterprise also provides a standardized and
streamlined developer workflow to provision quickly, build efficiently and get
apps to market faster. With its unique Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
approach, OpenShift Enterprise also offers reliable security and multi-tenancy
with the ability to subdivide the operating system instances for efficiency.

Supporting Quotes

Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red

“Red Hat is committed to providing services to help enterprises deliver
applications faster through improving productivity and increasing operational
efficiency, and Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service is
another example of that. It builds on Red Hat’s leading certification program,
which focuses on hands-on testing of real-world skills to provide enterprises
with professionals who have proven experience. ”

Randy Russell, director, Certification, Red Hat

“OpenShift is an important building block within the open hybrid cloud. This
newest credential joins others in our portfolio that will enable enterprises
to move to the cloud with confidence in the knowledge that their teams are
thoroughly qualified in these new, transformative technologies.”

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connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
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