After reading that despite a gloomy economy, Linux admins are making 10% more than their Windows peers, more people may be looking to get Linux certification. Novell and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) are trying to make this even easier, joining forces to provide a standardized LPIC-1 certification that will qualify the holder to Novell® Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certification as well. Novell Training Services has formally agreed to include required LPIC-1 learning objectives in its CLA course training material.
“…by aligning its training and exam preparation curriculum to support LPIC-1 objectives, Novell has recognized the industry’s need for a vendor-neutral certification program that prepares IT professionals to work with any Linux distribution in an enterprise environment,” said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.
Under the terms of the agreement, all qualified LPIC-1 holders will have the opportunity to apply for Novell CLA certification without additional exams or fees (except in Japan). Novell Training Services will include LPIC-1 objectives into its Linux Administrator curriculum and programs which include self study, on demand, and partner-led classroom training.