CNE Continuing Cert Requirement Around the Corner
Halloween is just around the corner. Don’t be scared, but with Halloween comes the deadline to meet the latest continuing certification requirement (CCR) for Certified Novell Engineers (CNEs). All CNEs must upgrade their certifications to NetWare 6 by Halloween, or lose the benefits associated with that status.
What does that mean? CNEs certified on NetWare 4 and intraNetware must pass upgrade exam #50-678, and NetWare 5 CNEs must pass exam #50-676 by Oct. 31, 2003 to keep certification benefits. If you never made it past NetWare 3x, you’re out of luck—you’ll have to pass all of the NetWare 6 CNE exams to earn the NetWare 6 CNE status.
Master CNEs are also affected by the CCR, since one of the requirements for Master CNEs is maintaining current CNE status. Master CNEs who do not upgrade their CNE certification to NetWare 6 will lose both their CNE as well as their Master CNE benefits.
Certified Novell Engineers are able to plan, install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade network services. They solve high-level support and network problems for their organizations to keep the networks running smoothly.
If you’re new to the CNE path and you’re ready to try the CNE on NetWare 6, you’ll need to pass five exams:
- #50-677, Foundations of Novell Networking (Course #3001)
- #50-681, Novell Network Management: NetWare 6 (Course #3004)
- #50-682, Advanced Novell Network Management: NetWare 6 (Course #3005)
- #50-664, Novell eDirectory Design & Implementation (Course #575)
- #50-683, Desktop Management With ZENworks for Desktops 4 (Course #3006)
Novell exams are available through VUE and Prometric testing centers.
Find out more about Novell certification online at http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo.
Emily Hollis is associate editor for Certification Magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.