I want to ask the requirement RHCA. i have rhcsa 7 , rhce 7 , redhat specialist ansible automation, and redhat specialist container and kubernetes and current to 2024,. As i know rhce i hold not the latest version and 2 specialist i hold currently ansible and container is already retired exam. Do i need to retake exam from rhce 8 and 5 specialist or just take another 3 specialist to get RHCA. thanks
The requirements are:
- A valid, non-expired RHCE (includes a valid, non-expired RHCSA at the time to be granted RHCE).
- 5 contributing Specialist certifications towards RHCA (most/all 3xx and 4xx exam codes).
Given that (most/all) Specialist automatically extend your RHCE status (if still current), I'd say you only need to take 3 specialist certs. Note that all 5 need to be current and valid at the time, so be mindful on when the oldest one(s) expire -- 3 years after certification.
I wanted to provide a slight bit more context and expand on the answer provided by @Fran_Garcia
I am a prime example as my RHCA level will most likely fall in March as another retired exam falls off and I most likely won't have time to take another specialist exam to replace it.
Hope the additional information helps,
To become RHCA you need to achieve the below conditions to be RHCA lvl 1:
Note: Below Steps can be done in any sequence provided all the exams mentioned in all the steps below should be active
Step 1: Clear RHCSA - [ Would recommend you to go for V9 - [ EX200 ] ]
Step 2: Clear RHCE - [ Clearing EX294 after RHCSA or you must Clear EX200 after Clearning EX294 to be RHCE ]
Step 3: Clear 5 different specialization level certifications
Total active certifications = 7 [ here 2 Exams are compulsory which are EX200 & EX294 and Rest 5 exams must be different from both EX200 & EX294 and also each other and they cant be same exam in different versions if they are having same exam code but different versions would still be counted as only 1 exam ]
How to be RHCA lvl n ?
Ans: Be RHCA Lvl 1 and then do (n-1) exams and they cant be same as that of RHCA lvl 1 journey exams and also from each other then only you can be RHCA lvl n.
How you become RHCE?
1. You must clear RHCSA [ EX200 ]
2. You must ckear RHCE exam [ EX294 ]
Note: Both RHCSA and RHCE exams versions can be different it won't create issue and sequence doesn't matter as long as you complete both before the either certificate expires - [ do complete both exams in same year