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O'Reilly Network: Sair Linux and GNU Certification

Jun 10, 2000, 21:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Dean)

"In 1999, Dr. Tobin Maginnis of the University of Mississippi began work on a vendor-neutral Linux certification program under the umbrella of his private company, Sair Inc. Pronounced zair, the company name stands for Software Architecture Implementation and Realization. Sair is offering its exams through Sylvan Prometric testing centers worldwide. Sair has the backing of its parent company, Wave Technologies, and an impressive list of advisors."

"Sair defines three Linux certification levels:

  • Sair Linux and GNU Certified Administrator, or LCA. This level is intended for certification of "power users and system administrators."
  • Sair Linux and GNU Certified Engineer, or LCE. Certified Engineers are expected to be capable of being a "Linux System Manager."
  • Master Sair Linux and GNU Certified Engineer, or MLCE, which is intended to represent a "Senior System Manager" with knowledge of the "inner workings" of Linux systems."
"The certification level descriptions listed above may be a little vague, but detail on their content is described in Sair's knowledge matrices, devices used to organize the material for all twelve exams in the series. Three matrices will eventually exist, although only the Level I matrix is currently available."

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