The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) recently announced it has awarded its 10,000th LPIC certification. The recipient was Dirk Ebner, System Engineer, LC openX AG — a Switzerland-based, leading service provider for complete IT solutions on the Linux platform.
Novell Announces SUSE Certified Linux Professional
Novell Corp., which has been working on its pending Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) title first reported in May 2003, has announced another Linux-focused certification in the works: SUSE Certified Linux Professional (SCLP).
While both of these titles are intended to certify the expertise to support Novell’s Linux-based solutions, the CLE Linux knowledge is vendor-neutral and the SUSE title adds on SUSE-specific Linux Enterprise Server material. The CLE practicum, originally slated for a December 2003 release, is now expected to be available in March. Novell recently completed an acquisition of SUSE LINUX.
Read the full press release on Novell’s Web site.
New PeopleSoft Certified Professional Program Announced
A new certification program from PeopleSoft is available to both customers and the general public. Previously, PeopleSoft only offered certification to consulting partners. The first designation in the PeopleSoft Certified Professional program is PeopleSoft Certified Developer. To earn this designation you must first attend a related training course, and then complete a certification agreement and pass the Developer exam. The exam costs $450 and is available through Prometric testing centers. See the PeopleSoft Web site for additional details.
Chinese Survey Awards Sun Four Top Rankings
CCID Group, wholly owned by MII (Ministry of Information Industry) and the largest IT services organization in China, conducted a market survey of major certification brands including Sun, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Adobe, Beida Jade Bird, Digital China, Milkway, New Oriental, and others. Sun Microsystems certifications garnered the top ranking in four categories: Most Well-known Certification: Sun Java technology certification area; Certification with Highest Value: Sun Java technology certification area; Best Career-oriented Training: Sun Microsystems; and Best Enterprise Training: Sun Solaris training. CCID is the largest IT services organization in China.
CISA and CISM Exam Dates Approaching
The deadlines for registering for the once a year CISA and CISM exams are quickly approaching. The final registration deadline is March 31. Exams will be administered on June 12.
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