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

Novell Academic Instructor – Novell NAI

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Designed for Novell’s Academic Training Partners (NATP), the NAI certification allows you to teach certified courses at authorized NATP locations. As a certified instructor, you will have access to information on Novell’s latest products, valuable classroom material, and resources that will asssist you with your courses.

To ensure that Novell official curriculum is taught by the best technical trainers in the industry, Novell Training Services has set the following requirements for participating as a Novell Academic Instructor (NAI). For any inquiries regarding the NAI program, please contact Novell Training Services.

In order to become an NAI, please complete the following steps in order:

•Course Authorization: Earn a minimum of one Course authorization before applying to be an NAI. Review the Course Authorization Chart to confirm course authorization requirements.
Note: The Course Authorization requirement must be met to fill the remaining requirements.
•Academic Employment: Be employed by or contract with a Novell Academic Training Partner. Once you have verified your school’s partner status, e-mail your Silver PartnerNet number to eddata@novell.com
•NAI Application: To access the NAI application, please login to the Certification Database via Novell Login. Then on left navigator select Tools; complete agreement/application; submit NAI application.
•Novell Training Services Certification Agreement: If you missed signing the agreement when you took your certification exam, you may sign it online.

Certified Novell Instructor – Novell CNI

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The Certified Novell Instructor is the world’s most renowned technical instructor certification. CNI program requirements have recently been revised to include an emphasis on Linux instruction. Use the graphic below to get information on each step required in becoming a CNI.
To ensure that Novell official curriculum is taught by the best technical trainers in the industry, Novell Training Services has set the following requirements for participating as a CNI:

Technical requirement (complete one of the following):
Novell CLP (10 or 11)
Novell Certified Engineer – Enterprise Services
•PartnerNet Technical Specialist in Identity Management 3.5 (Exam 050-713)
•Certified Workload Management Administrator
•Certified Novell ZENworks Administrator
Didactical requirement (complete one of the following):
•Novell Instructor Performance Evaluation (IPE)
•CTT+
•MCT
•VMWare Certified Trainer
•Other 3rd party didactic certification (on case by case basis).

Please send 3rd party certificates as a scanned image to instructor@novell.com. Other 3rd party didactic certifications are accepted subject to approval by Instructor Program Management.

CNI Application:

•Found in the Certification Database.  In order to sign the CNI agreement you must first complete one of the technical requirements listed above. After completing the online agreement, please email instructor@novell.com to begin the CNI approval process.

The 2010 Program Guide outlines all of the requirements in detail.

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)

November 1, 2010 by · Comments Off on Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
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Your CNE training gives you a wide variety of network support skills that allow you to keep your company’s network running efficiently – with less downtime. As a CNE, you solve advanced company-wide support problems and high-level network problems. You perform planning, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and upgrade services for networks.

Certified Novell Engineer Learning Paths

There are two learning paths for CNE certification:
1. Novell Open Enterprise Server for NetWare
2. NetWare 6

Novell Certified Linux Professional – Novell CLP Certification Program

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The Certified Linux Professional 11 certification validates the skills necessary for performing administrative tasks on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 platforms. Some of the skills you will be evaluated on include:

•Installing and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 systems
•Maintaining the file system
•Managing software
•Managing processes
•Managing printing
•Configuring fundamental network services
•Configuring Samba
•Configuring a Web Server
•Configuring and using IPv6
•Creating bash shell scripts

These skills and others are taught in courses 3101, 3102, and 3103. These three courses will help you prepare to take the Certified Linux Professional practicum exam.

Novell Certified Linux Professionalsm Learning Paths

There are two learning paths for the Novell CLP certification:
1. Novell Certified Linux Professional 11
2. Novell Certified Linux Professional 10