it is amazing to know, how pathetic could be a company like Redhat, i received an email today regarding RHCE certification, the two points really made me write this blog post are,
1. email without subject.
2. the paragraph where the made an excuse of verification system error!
here we go:
Hello Nayyar Ahmad:
Red Hat has announced general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification will be considered non-current on January 9, 2011 per the re-certification policy. It will still be possible to verify your certification at
Unfortunately, there is a minor bug in the page such that your certification will report "Current until " instead of simply "Current". This issue will be resolved by the end of the month.
During the time between now and January 9, 2011 you will remain eligible to take Red Hat Certificate of Expertise Exams. In order to remain eligible after that date you will need to re-certify. Discounts are available in most areas for re-certifying.
If you are a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), or Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), you will need to re-certify to retain those titles after January 9. You will retain all Certificates of Expertise you have earned in either case. If you choose to re-certify, we will apply previously-earned Certificates of Expertise to your new RHCE and your status as an RHCA, RHCSS or RHCDS will be restored.
For RHCEs earned under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and later, a new re-certification policy will apply. This new policy only applies to new certifications and will provide more options for remaining current. Read more at
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