Why Red Hat Academy?

Whether you’re offering, teaching, or taking our curriculum, you’ll enjoy the unique advantages provided by our program.



  • Join our network of academic partners in working with the recognized leader of Linux in the IT industry
  • Offer curriculum in Linux, cloud, and development technologies
  • Align to educational institution needs for flexible course design
  • Prepare your students with the foundational skills necessary to embark on other technology topics
  • Take advantage of no-cost membership for qualifying institutions


  • Teach best-in-class IT curriculum for system administrators and developers
  • Validate your knowledge with discounted Red Hat certification exams
  • Stay current with curriculum updates
  • Keep learning with no-cost access to select video classroom courses
  • Run your curriculum and labs effectively with Red Hat program support


  • Learn in-demand skills
  • Get certified with discounted exams by the leader in open source
  • Choose your best learning style with multiple courseware formats
  • Gain valuable experience with hands-on lab environments
  • Connect with Red Hat instructors and students in the Red Hat Learning Community

Program features

Red Hat Academy has a number of benefits designed to help students reach their academic and career potential.


High-demand, diverse course content


Flexible, hands-on lab environments


Performance-based certification exams


Instructor enablement and preparation


Globally standardized materials

By the numbers

Thousands of students take part in the Red Hat Academy program every year. See what these students and their instructors and administrators have to say.

Better prepared


Of students say they are better prepared to maximize the value of Red Hat products after training

More successful


Of instructors and administrators say the Red Hat curriculum has a positive impact on their institution’s technology programs

More independent


Of students are able to work more independently and rely less on coworkers after Red Hat training

Better opportunities


Of instructors and administrators say Red Hat Academy students who graduate with a Red Hat certification have increased job opportunities

Train and validate in-demand skills

Browse our course and exam offerings to learn more about the value you get as part of Red Hat Academy.

Core system administration

Learn to deploy, administer, manage, and secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Cloud computing

Acquire the skills needed to support your organization’s movement to the cloud.

Certification exams

Validate your skills to show you’re prepared for all technology challenges.