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CRN: Lanop To Offer Linux Training

Jan 04, 2001, 15:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph F. Kovar)

"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 says."

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