Certification Watch Volume 7 #19
- By Anne Martinez
- Published December 01, 2004
Certification news regarding Novell's CLP practicum, beta opportunities, and new certifications from Nortel Networks.
Novell CLP Practicum Now Live, Temporarily Free
Individuals who administer a Linux server or network can now certify their expertise through Novell. Although the theoretical basics covered are common to any Linux distribution, the test specifically focuses on the SUSE Linux distribution. Earning Novell's Certified Linux Professional (CLP) designation requires passing a scenario-based, hands-on practical exam (050-689) that must be taken at a practicum administration location. You can find the list of locations through Novell's list of testing centers. Until the end of December 2004, you can take this practicum for free. The final price (starting Jan 1) has not been set.
CompTIA Seeks Beta Testers for Network+ Upgrade
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced that it is seeking experienced network administrators and network support technicians to be beta testers for the 2005 upgrade of the CompTIA Network+ certification. The beta exam will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 29. Interested candidates can obtain a voucher to take the beta exam for free, by completing a pre-exam survey on the CompTIA Web site.
The Network+ certificate validates knowledge mastery equivalent to 12 months of network administration and network support experience. The exam covers best practices in media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support.
CompTIA Linux+ Beta Extended
CompTIA has announced that the beta period for the new Linux+ exam has been extended to December 31. Previously it was slated to end Dec 1. The beta exam is available at the discounted price of $75. To register for the Linux+ beta exam, sign up as soon as possible online through Thompson Prometric or Pearson VUE testing centers. Reference exam ID #XK1-002.
Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 3.0 certifications now available from Nortel
Two new certifications supporting the latest release (3.0) of Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 are now available.
Nortel Networks Certified Design Specialist (NNCDS) - VoIP Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 3.0 validates your ability to install, maintain, configure, and perform day-to-day operational activities for the Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 3.0. To earn this credential, you must successfully complete two exams -- Technology Standards and Protocols for IP Telephony Solutions (#920-803) and MCS 5100 3.0 (#920-139).
Nortel Networks Certified Support Specialist (NNCSS) - VoIP Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 3.0 validates your ability to install, maintain, configure, and perform day-to-day operational activities for the Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 3.0. To earn this credential, you must successfully complete two exams -- Technology Standards and Protocols for IP Telephony Solutions (#920-803) and MCS 5100 3.0 (#920-140).
More details are available on the Nortel Certification web site.