Novell has rolled out two professional certification courses for Linux users - the Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) and the SuSE Linux Certified Professional (SLCP) programs.
The CLE course aims to teach users to be experts on Novell's Nterprise Linux Services - an offering that allows users to manage their Linux network infrastructure. These tools were previously only available on Novell's NetWare platform.
Its components include: personal file management; directory services; print services; Internet messaging and calendaring; system management and web experience. It supports both SuSE and Red Hat's Linux distributions.
The CLE is a five-day, hands-on course where students learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot Novell's Nterprise Linux Services. The classes are led by instructors, and students receive a textbook, view presentations and participate in lab exercises.
The exam is a practical consisting of randomly selected scenarios which requires students to resolve a problem or process in a limited amount of time.
CLE requires a core understanding of Linux, and Novell strongly recommends candidates obtain the level of knowledge required for the Linux Professional Institute Certification Level I (LPIC-1).
The SCLP is based on the LPIC-1, with enhancements. It tests candidates on components specific to SuSE enterprise Linux, including Yet another Setup Tool (YaST) - SuSE's installation and system management tool - and the CUPS print server.
The Novell CLE will be available at Novell's annual BrainShare conference next month and through global partners in April. The SuSE LIinux exam for the SCLP will also be available in late March.
Rebecca Reid writes for ITWorldCanada.com