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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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