I'll be attempting my RHCSA next week. Since RHEL 8 beta is out, how soon will it be before certs for RHEL 8 be available ? Would it make sense for me to wait for RHEL 8 certs to be available or go ahead and attempt RHCE for RHEL 7 in 2-3 months as I initially planned ?
Could you please answer the question of Lakshya?
Is it feasible to gain the RHCSA in RHEL 7 and then being certified in RHEL 8 for RHCE?
Or whoever became RHCSA certified in RHEL7 and wants to become also in RHCE in RHEL8(after the release date of RHEL 8) must first become again RHCSA certified in RHEL8?
Thank you in advance
Please contact Red Hat Training in you region, for this is a question most of us do not know how to answer.
Jan Gerrit Kootstra
A bit of a history. RHEL 7 was released in June 2014. RHEL 6 training and RHCSA/RHCE exams were available for purchase through February 2015. In other words, Red Hat gave candidates 8 months to purchase exams for RHEL 6 after RHEL 7 was released. On top of that, candidates were allowed 1 year from the purchase date to take the exam on RHEL 6.
Having said that, I think it’s safe to say that you’ll be able to take the exam on RHEL 7 until at least the end of this year. If you want to be certain, then purchase the exam on RHEL 7 now, by doing so you will be confident that the exam will be on RHEL 7.