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Certification Watch Volume 13 #15

Certification news regarding CompTIA A+ exam updates, erectile a free Novell Linux certification exam for RHCEs, new CWNE requirements, the Computer Forensics Show, and the latest certification pay charts.

CompTIA to Update A+ Exams for Windows 7 in January

CompTIA has announced plans to update the content of the current A+ certification exams in January to include new items related to Microsoft Windows 7. Both the Essentials exam (220-701) and the Practical Application exam (220-702) will have new material added. For 220-701, the affected sections are the Operating Systems domain and the Software and Networking domain. For the 220-702 exam, the Operating Systems and the Security domains will be modified. The changes will be made to the existing exams; no new exams will be released.

Novell Linux Certification Option for RHCEs to End October 15th

Current Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) who want an additional Linux certification have until October 15th, 2010, to take the exam to earn the Novell Certified Linux Professional 11 designation at no charge. Registration is through Pearson VUE, test #051-732, and you must use the code CLPfor RHCEBeta10. This is only open to current RHCEs.

New CWNE Requirements Effective October 1st

As of October 1, 2010, new requirements are in effect for earning the Certified Wireless Network Engineer (CWNE) certification. There is no longer a CWNE exam, but instead candidates will have to hold numerous other Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) designations, document extensive Wi-Fi implementation experience and meet other requirements (see the GoCertify CWNE page for the full list). Also as of October 1, the CWNE must be renewed every 3 years by passing a current exam in the CWNP program. Existing CWNEs (of which there are 86) have until December 31, 2011, to recertify.

We've Got Computer Forensics Show Passes!

GoCertify is once again co-sponsoring the Computer Forensics Show, where of course you can get trained and certified on the latest in computer forensics if you wish. The show will be in San Francisco, CA, from November 1-2, 2010. Standard conference admission is $595, but we have a limited number of passes set aside just for GoCertify users via the GoCertify certification blog for the full scoop.

Latest Certification Salary Charts on GoCertify

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) (computer forensics)
Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
CompTIA Security+ certification

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