Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator — RHCVA


The RHCVA certification is for system administrators whose responsibilities require them to have the skill and knowledge to deploy and manage virtual hosts in production environments using Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization.

This credential assures enterprises that their virtualization solutions are administered optimally and establishes credibility for service providers.

An RHCVA has demonstrated the following knowledge and skills:

  • Installing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.
  • Creating datacenters, clusters, pools, and templates
  • Installing and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisors to support guests and attach to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
  • Perform essential management tasks, such as logging and bookmarking

Certification program requirements

  • The RHCVA exam consists of one section lasting up to 3 hours.
  • The certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks.
  • The hands-on nature of this exam makes real-world experience a critical facet of preparation.
  • RHCVA certifications have a current window for 3 calendar years after it is earned.

The RHCVA certification is designed for

  • Experienced system administrators who are preparing to adopt and deploy Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to a large number of servers or virtual machines
  • IT professionals who are evaluating a migration from other virtualization technologies and want to fully understand what skills are needed to administer Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization technology
  • System administrators whose jobs include managing virtual environments.