Continuous learning and upskilling

The Red Hat® Ascend Skills Network provides Red Hat Partners with a continuous learning and enablement program that enables partners to become skilled practitioners of Red Hat technologies. Red Hat offers online, self paced courses focused on creating role based practitioners. This gives partner organizations the ability to attract and train talent at scale.

Closing the gap

Red Hat offers online, self-paced courses focused on successful customer implementations and use cases. For more than a decade, Red Hat has enabled partner organizations through the Red Hat Partner Training Portal, which  empowers partners and supplies them with reliable guidance to support sales, improve customer service, and deliver Red Hat solutions. The Ascend Skills Network is the latest enablement offering to partner organizations.


of open source professionals desired more training opportunities


wanted employers to cover the cost of certifications


of those same professionals believe it would be easy for them to find a new position

How Ascend is different

The Ascend journey begins with a skills gap assessment that allows you to develop a custom learning path designed to support your business objectives. The Red Hat Ascend Skills Network assembles curated resources, experts, and curriculum to onboard and train talent at scale. Red Hat also equips your team with specific tools and technology to deliver solutions for the industry verticals that your organization serves.

Partners vs Partner practitioner


• Skill requirements assessment

• Playbooks finalized

• Internal campaign launched

• Organization hosts program

• Governance is established

Partner practitioner

• Practitioner registers

• Accesses resources

• Guided journey begins

• Downloads playbooks

• Credly digital badge awarded

Inside the playbook

Ascend cloud-native path example

Build on application development fundamentals and focus on how to develop, monitor, test, and deploy modern microservices applications along with streamlined deployment on Red Hat OpenShift®.
Build on the programming language expertise and understand application runtimes, developer platforms to write enterprise software applications across multi-cloud scenarios.
Get access to tools for developing cloud-native applications using the Red Hat Runtime Technologies.

Ascend learning path benefits


Deep links to the self-paced learning path on the Red Hat Partner Training Portal. Access to a variety of resources such as podcasts, channels and videos.


Access to the development tooling and content via webinars to keep the learner continuously updated with the latest tools and products. These webinars also provide an option to join the OpenShift Commons community.


Access to simulated scenarios (virtual sandboxes) hosted on Red Hat Developer portal and provides options for peer learning via Red Hat Ascend meetups and OpenShift Commons special interest groups. The objective is to reinforce learning and project readiness by spaced repetition.

Additional Resources


Building expertise

Join a community of Red Hat® technology specialists and build the expertise to drive successful open source solutions for your customers.


The Ascend Ansible journey

This specific journey map is focused on developing the learner's skills in relation to Red Hat Ansible.


Closing the skills gap

Enable, engage, and equip your team with the skills they need to succeed.

Empower your talent with new skills through experiential learning

Organizations that provide open source professionals with experiential training opportunities will be better prepared to innovate, adapt, and deliver.