Certified Linux Desktop Administrator (Novell CLDA)

November 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Certified Linux Desktop Administrator (Novell CLDA)
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The Certified Linux Desktop Administrator (CLDA) is designed for candidates who are familiar with Windows Desktop (e.g. XP) and desire in-depth knowledge on tasks a Linux system administrator performs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.

This entry-level Linux certification gives you the administration skills you need to install, configure and manage a Linux desktop environment. You can leverage your Windows desktop experience to gain in-depth knowledge on tasks a Linux system administrator performs using SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.

Linux desktops are becoming more prevalent in today’s networks, and employers are looking for administrators who know how to manage, deploy and integrate SUSE Linux Enterprise desktops in an existing network. A CLDA certification proves that you have the skills employers need. It’s easy to get started, click the tabs below for more information.

The Novell Certified Linux Desktop Administrator (CDLA) certification is a stand alone entry level certification designed for Linux professionals and Windows Administrators to demonstrate their ability to install, configure and manage a Linux desktop environment using SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Although it is a Novell Linux Certification, it is a stand-alone certification and is not a part of the Novell Linux Certification path (which includes the CLA and CLE tracks).

To earn the CLDA credential, candidates are required to pass one exam:

050-708 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Administration. The exam is a form-based exam consisting of 66 questions. The exam lasts 70 minutes and candidates must get at least 536 points to pass the exam.

Test topics for the CLDA include:

*an overview of the Linux Desktop
*using the GNOME Desktop Environment
*understanding YaST basics
*the BASH shell