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The Red Hat Ascend Skills Network: Closing the gap

March 22, 2023
3 minute read

What is the Red Hat Ascend Skills Network?

The Red Hat® Ascend Skills Network provides Red Hat Partner associates with a continuous learning and enablement journey that would keep them updated on the latest with Red Hat Technologies. By assessing a partner organization’s unique situation, we are able to offer a customized learning path designed to achieve specific business outcomes. This gives partner organizations the ability to attract and train talent at scale. Register here to schedule an assessment.

The Red Hat Ascend digital badge is a testimony that the partner associate has embarked on a continuous skill  development journey and demonstrated project ready skills in one or more technologies in the Red Hat product portfolio. The Ascend journey enables the partner associate to handle technical challenges such as building robust solutions, iterating and improvising customer/joint solutions and incorporating feedback from customers.

The partner associate joins a network of Red Hat Ascend practitioners and gains access to exclusive content, technical resources, and invitations to conferences and meet-ups. The skilled pool of Ascend practitioners are members of a community of practice (COP) within their organization and participate in a platform for collaboration, sharing of ideas & peer learning and mentoring.

Start the journey and enable your team with formal online learning

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Red Hat offers online, self-paced courses focused on successful customer implementations and use cases. Since 2013, Red Hat has enabled  partner organizations through the Red Hat Partner Training Portal, (PTP) a training and accreditation platform designed to empower partners and supply them with reliable guidance to support sales, improve customer service,  and deliver Red Hat solutions. Partners can access more than 60 accreditation paths in a variety of languages via web or mobile devices using their Red Hat Partner Connect login.

Check out the Red Hat Ascend Skills Network infographic

Do you want to join the Ascend Skills Network?

You can achieve accreditation and the Red Hat Ascend certificate of recognition at three levels: foundational, intermediate, and advanced. Those with existing open source skills can take an assessment to begin the enablement and accreditation  journey at the intermediate or advanced level. With the successful completion of each learning path, you receive a digital badge to promote your skills, an official Red Hat credential badge, and listing in the database of Red Hat Ascend skilled practitioners. By providing professional enablement journey and accreditations as a no-cost benefit, you demonstrate that your organization is responsive to the demands of top open source talent.

Join the Red Hat Ascend Skills Network today!

Register here

Once you register, a Red Hat representative will be in touch to schedule a skills gap assessment and get you started on your custom learning path. For any further questions or comments please reach out to


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chitra srinivas
Chitra Srinivas
Sr Program Manager - Partner Enablement
Chitra is part of the GSI Partner Solutions Architecture team, where she is responsible for driving skill building and enablement initiatives for GSIs globally. The enablement journey for Red Hat partners is offered through the Red Hat Ascend Skills Network, a continuous enablement journey for bridging skill gaps and enabling partner associates to become practitioners in Red Hat technologies. She is based in Bangalore, India.