Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Overview of Novell's Linux Certification Slate

Steven Vaughan-Nichols summed up the new slate of Novell's available certifications after speaking with Jim Henderson of Novell. The newly developed certifications and some of the details are listed here .

The key is in the final paragraph. As it states, the Novell Linux Certified Engineer (NLCE) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) are the ones that individuals should focus on if they are looking for assistance in their job search. While it is fine that they offer different levels below these two certifications, such as the Novell Certified Administrator (NCA) or the Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT), do not expect companies to be explicitly looking for people with these certifications. The only value that can be gained from these is if you feel it is necessary to achieve this level of knowledge before you go for the more senior certifications. Otherwise, I would not bother spending the money for this level of certification.

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