Novell Offers New Linux Certification

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Move over MCSEs, Novell is offering a new Linux certification, CLE, for its partners.

SALT LAKE CITY—Novell Inc. announced Monday at its 20th annual BrainShare show here that it is launching immediately its newest certification: the Novell Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) Certification.

Novell pioneered the now popular certification programs for IT technicians and administrators. In 1990, the company created the Certified Network Engineer—now Novell Engineers (CNEs)—program that would assure both individuals and companies that certified IT workers could deliver the goods. Now Novell is hoping that, just as the CNE went a long way toward establishing NetWare as a powerful server operating system, the same will happen with the CLE.

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor of eWEEK.com's Linux & Open Source Center and Ziff Davis Channel Zone. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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