Certification Watch Volume 5 #15
- By Anne Martinez
- Published August 01, 2002
Certification News regarding Cisco, Oracle, Check Point, Nortel, Tivoli, Convergence Technologies, CompTIA and Sun Microsystems.
On June 15th Oracle announced that all candidates starting Oracle 9i DBA Certified Professional credential will have to complete an instructor-led/hands-on course as part of certification requirements. The deadline for the new training requirement has been changed to September 1. This means that candidates who take at least one exam in the Oracle 9i DBA track before September 1, 2002 will be exempt from fulfilling the training requirement.
If you are an advanced security expert who implements Check Points Internet security solutions in a Network Operating Center environment, check out the new Check Point Certified Managed Service Expert (CCMSE) title. You'll have to earn (or already hold) the lower level CCSA and CCSE certifications first, then pass the Managing Multiple Sites with Provider-1 NG exam (#156-810). Please visit GoCertify for summaries of all Check Point certifications.
Tivoli Certified Consultant IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-Business V3.9 (formerly Policy Director) became available worldwide July 31, 2002. Individuals who are certified under the previous version (Tivoli SecureWay Policy Director V3.8) will have until January 31, 2003 to update to this new title.
If youve been looking forward to the release of the vendor-neutral Convergence Technologies Professional (CTP) exam your wait is over. The exam, which costs $125, is now available through Prometric testing centers worldwide. Remember to complete the online candidate agreement first though it is a required part of becoming certified.
If you already hold CompTIA A+, Network+, or Server+ certification from CompTIA, you can take the Linux+ exam at 25% off the non-member price of $199 through September 30, 2002. To receive the discount, use the promotional code XKSUPE when you register at a Prometric or VUE testing center. Get the full scoop from the CompTIA Web site.
Sun Microsystems has streamlined its certification process, making it more convenient for candidates to purchase examinations. Before now, candidates had to purchase a test voucher directly from Sun and then schedule a date with Prometric, the company that administers the exams. Effective on August 1st, Sun's new and improved procedure allows a candidate to call Prometric directly, and purchase the test and schedule a date all in one step. Candidates can also sign up online at the Prometric Web site.