Kaushal
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RHCE on RHEL 9.0

Hi,

Any date planned for RHCE https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhce. to be available on RHEL 9 https://developers.redhat.com/articles/2022/05/18/whats-new-red-hat-enterprise-linux-9 ?

Please comment. Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards,

Kaushal

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Stephen_Adams
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RHCE moved from being an expert or advanced level of Linux skills--kind of comparative to LPIC-2 vs LPIC-1 to what it is now, RHCE is about infrastructure automation.
According to this FAQ RHCE moved from being an elevated LINUX SME to more of an ANSIBLE based knowledge.  
I say that because your question of "Is there a new RHCE for RHEL 9?" is kind of a moot question when you look at the RHCE exam objectives 8/9 sections are specifically about Ansible features or Functions while the last 1/8 is a brief review of your RHCSA skills. Near to nothing on the exam will be about your RHEL skills.

Hope this helps!

Armann
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I think this is a good direction for the RHCE. Infrastructure as code is the future, automation and agile scaling is key. Do you think that there is still a valid need for a certification that verifies advanced Linux administration skills like the old RHCE did?

Maybe it's a mood point because Linux administration is evolving and changing and advanced Linux administration is now in the category of automation?

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NirZilka
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ex294 should be back to ex407 ansible exam or retire , and ex300 should be released again as linux all around player challenging exam (mix of ex358 ex342 ex436 ex442 and more). RHCE should be back again as a valuable certification that reflects a linux professional expert.

Armann
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Sweet, thank you for your opinion.

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Stephen_Adams
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I agree with you on this. There are 3 or 4 ansible certs available outside of RHCE, I think RHCE should go back to being an advanced Linux SME.

Stephen_Adams
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I think there is still a need for a certification for advanced linux skills. I think the current landscape of linux certifications out there is a bit confusing to me as to where to go after entry level certs like RHCSA or Linux+ or LPIC-1 or SuSe Certified Admin.  For some reason Ubuntu, the most popular linux flavor has no certifications for professionals

I don't understand why RedHat Inc made this move. I mean they replace Ansible Automation while taking away their singular advanced linux skills certification before getting into specialties. Now it feels like people go from an entry level cert and go straight into specialties. Also, even though the current RHCE is 98% about Ansible, why are there three additional ansible certifications out there??

Advanced Automation Best Practices
Ansible Network Automation
Developing Automation Ansible

Job postings on the market still think that people with RHCE are really good at RHEL when most employers don't know that recent people with RHCE are entry level RHEL people that are Ansible nerds.

Now I feel like if I want to tell employers that I'm really good at RHEL, I need my RHCSA as well as ~2 of the specialty certs from the RCA>Linux Master

 

Armann
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Awesome answer, thank you. I'm learning a lot and rethinking my original post.

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