Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA)
This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
Waltham, MA USA
Skill Level: Foundation Status: Active
Low Cost: $125 (shortest track)
For individuals who provide day-to-day administration of installed SUSE Linux Enterprise Server networks.
You must pass Novell's CLA exam ($125). Choose from CLA 11 LPI, CLA 11, and CLA 10.
On February 9th, 2010, Novell and the Linux Professional Institute announced an international partnership to standardize their entry-level Linux certification programs on LPIC-1. 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.
Be sure to check out the CompTIA Linux+ certification for a similar arrangement.
From time to time, Novell Training Services may require you to take an exam to keep current on the latest solutions and technologies. These exams are considered a Continuing Certification Requirement (CCR), which keep your skills up-to-date and keep your certification valuable in the marketplace.