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Information Technology & Institutional Planning

Red Hat Academy

Cal Poly Pomona is partnering with Red Hat Academy, an industry leader in Linux education, for careers in cloud computing, software, administration, and IT services. Red Hat Academy courses are available to all currently enrolled students at no cost. Students will prepare foundational skills that can lead to other technology topics, not just Linux.

Learn by Doing

Curriculums focus on topics valuable to employers and are presented in hands-on, online lab environments that enhance skills and experience. Courses range from Linux administration, cloud services, and software development are offered online between 60 to 80 hours.


A Red Hat Academy instructor prepares students in a performance-based environment on a journey toward Red Hat certification. Learn By Doing, administer, deploy, manage, and secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux while embracing modern infrastructure and cloud development techniques.

  • Students test their progress and knowledge while learning skills directly from an industry leader.
  • Our institutional partnership makes Red Hat Academy available at no cost to CPP’s currently enrolled full-time students.
  • Additionally, students will gain access to the Red Hat Academy Talent Network and receive a digital credential through Credly.

If you would like to enroll or have questions about Red Hat Academy, email Curtis Carpenter, Interim Director of Advanced Computing, for more information.