Novell to Release Certified Linux Engineer 9 Credential

The granddaddy of all certification programs will be adding a credential to its suite this summer. Novell announced it will launch its Certified Linux Engineer 9 certification to support the SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, which was released last August.

“We’ve announced that it’s going to be available in its course form—meaning the courses that help prepare you for the exam objectives—in late July,” said Ptarmi Kilgore, director of Novell’s certification and skills assessment team. “There will be two courses. The practicum exam will be available in beta form at (Novell’s) BrainShare EMEA in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 11. Depending on the beta results and so forth, the live exam will probably follow in the neighborhood of six to eight weeks thereafter.”


The new certification is significantly different in content, but retains the practicum testing methodology of previous Novell credentials. “Those that achieved the original Certified Linux Engineer were tested on their knowledge of the services that run on top of SUSE LINUX or on top of Red Hat,” Kilgore said. “This would get you much more down to the command line, speaking to the nuts and bolts of the distribution.”


One of the main goals in the development of Novell’s CLE 9 was that it would primarily train IT professionals on the SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, Kilgore said. “The original Certified Linux Engineer was conceived prior to the acquisition of SUSE LINUX. We had built that certification on Novell’s Enterprise Linux Services product, so it…


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