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Feb 10, 2001, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

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"If you're an I.T. professional working with Linux, you have a handful of options if you want a certification, and the vendors are jockeying for the position as the dominant product."

"Linux users can choose among a distribution-specific hands-on training and certification program (Red Hat), a test-and-training combo (Sair Linux and GNU Certification), or a community-driven test where you choose your own training (Linux Professional Institute). Another cottage industry of Linux training companies has sprung up around the certifications."

"Most people in the Linux certification industry say there's room for more than one product, and the vendors all have heavyweight backers -- Red Hat, of course, backs the Red Hat certification; Thomson Corp. owns Sair; and distributions such as SuSE, Caldera, and Mandrake have rallied around LPI."

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