I am RHCE on RHEL7 and my certification is valid till Dec 2020. I am planning for Ansible training and certification. I heard that DO407 is going to retire in this June or July this year.
Could you please suggest me what I need to do? Which certification I need to go? Or need to do both Certification.
Two ideas here....
Part of the Ansible curriculum content has been moved into the EX294 exam, as it is understood that a RHCE should have a grasp of automating things. Apart from that, the DO409 course (Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower) was created to explore more advanced automation content and of course Ansible Tower.
If your objective is to gain knowledge on Ansible, RH294 can be helpful in that; however it is not a full course dedicated to Ansible.
If you want to learn Ansible, DO407 is fine, and it will extend your RHCE vailidy for 3 years if you take it in time (hard to achieve with all the Covid restrictions at this time).
Another option would be to perform some studying on your own to get the Ansible basics and jump straight into DO409, with no risk of that exam being pulled off any time soon (and also enjoyng the RHCE expiration extension if you are taking it prior your RHCE expiring).
Decisions, decisions....! :-)
Take ex407 quickly , it counts for RHCA (1/5 exams) and it will extend your RHCE validity to 3 years.
Then go for ex447 (Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam) .