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