"IT training company Lanop wants to add classes aimed at helping
students get certified in Linux and Red Hat Linux, the former based
on materials developed by CompTIA. Lanop... plans to start
offering certification for Red Hat Linux starting in January and
Linux when CompTIA is finished with its program, says Rita
Mosley, president of the company. "Linux is a priority for us, as
it is vendor-neutral," she says."
"Lanop will initially offer the Linux courses in its current
facilities but is looking for funding to expand the training to a
series of Linux Centers it hopes to open this year, Mosley says.
"We think [Linux training] will be big enough and strong enough to
stand on its own," she says."
"Solution providers, however, have mixed feelings regarding the
importance of certification in general--and Linux in particular.
...even if someone is certified, it is difficult to determine the
value of that certification, Marsh says. "I'm concerned that the
situation could become similar to [Microsoft's] MCSE certification,
where people become an MCSE but may not know diddly squat," he
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