RHCEs have proven they can set up and configure Linux servers, configure network services and security, and perform diagnostics and troubleshooting. But there is more to the story. The increasing commoditization of IT and the goal of making IT a more customer-centered, on-demand type of service. The new architectures enable centralized manageability with fewer personnel for managing complex back-end systems in the data center, for Internet transactions or for managing thousands of remotely administered desktops. This is where IT is converging. But what are the Linux tasks and job roles at the most challenging levels of enterprise Linux deployment? What skills are required? Who provides training at that level? Will there be a certification at that level, beyond RHCE? Will it be (can it be) performance-based? Let us discuss this and find out the answers.