Sun to Release Solaris 10 OS Certifications

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Sun Microsystems will roll out four new certifications in March 2005 following the projected release of its new Solaris 10 operating system (OS) toward the end of this year, company officials announced at a quarterly Network Computer ’04 event.

“This is part of a larger Sun Microsystems push around our latest release of our Solaris 10 operating system,” said Trisha Bright, Sun’s director of marketing for customer network services. “What we have done is created a brand new curriculum that’s going to help customers really take advantage of the new features and capabilities.”

 

Some of the new features of the Solaris 10 OS include a predictive self-healing function to reduce downtime and complexity; DTrace, a real-time troubleshooting tool; ZFS, which manages data file storage and maintenance; N1 grid containers to utilize resources and reduce costs; and new security features like cryptographic infrastructure and IP filter.

 

Sun’s supplemental certifications for the new OS are: Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 OS, Part I, which deals with file systems management, software installation and security administration; Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 OS, Part II, which covers network basics, storage and file systems management, and advanced installation procedures; and the advanced Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris 10 OS, which includes LAN administration and troubleshooting network configuration. To participate in the Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris 10 OS program, participants are required to have at least three years of experience in network administration and hold a Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 OS certification. The fourth exam, Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 10 Operating System Upgrade, further develops the knowledge and skills of those who are certified in operating older versions of the Solaris OS.

 

Bright said there were early access programs available to Sun customers for both the Solaris 10 OS and the complementary training. Courses on the Solaris 10 OS and the DTrace feature will be launched on Oct. 18; instructor-led and Web-based courses will commence in the coming months.

 

“We’re dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning portfolio in terms of curriculum, certification and supporting services,” said Jim Vonick, Sun’s product marketing manager.

 

“We’re very committed to certification,” Bright added. “We’ve got a great track record in this area.”

 

For more information, see http://training.sun.com.

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