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Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

A Red Hat® Certified Architect (RHCA) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®), Red Hat Certified Enterprise Microservices Developer (RHCEMD), or Red Hat Certified JBoss® Developer (RHCJD) who has attained our highest level of certification by passing—and keeping current—five additional certifications chosen from the system administrator and developer lists.

Red Hat provides the opportunity to earn two different kinds of Red Hat Certified Architect certifications: Red Hat Certified Architect in Infrastructure and Red Hat Certified Architect in Enterprise Applications. Candidates can choose to follow both paths or earn credentials that might not be on the RHCA path they are pursuing.

The system administrator and developer lists below identify which certifications can be applied to which type of RHCA track. Emerging practices in enterprise computing can blur the distinctions between roles, so some certifications can be applied to both tracks.

Exams

To attain and maintain RHCA status, an RHCE must pass at least 5 of the following exams and keep the associated certifications current:

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack Exam (EX210)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Gluster Storage Administration Exam (EX236)
Red Hat Certified JBoss Administration (RHCJA) Exam (EX248)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration Exam (EX280)
Red Hat Certified Engineer in Red Hat OpenStack Exam (EX310)
Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) Exam (EX318)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Linux Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Exam (EX342)
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Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Linux Exam (EX415)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Clustering and Storage Management Exam (EX436)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Messaging Administration Exam (EX440)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning Exam (EX442)

To attain RHCA status, an RHCEMD or RHCJD must pass at least 5 of the following exams and keep the associated certifications current:

Red Hat Certified JBoss Administration (RHCJA) Exam (EX248)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration Exam (EX280)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Camel Development (EX421)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Business Process Design (EX427)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Messaging Administration Exam (EX440)
Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Fast-Cache Application Development Exam (EX453)
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Business Rules Exam (EX465)