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Caldera Education Refreshes Linux and UNIX Certification

Apr 24, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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LINDON, Utah--April 23, 2002--Caldera Education Services, a practice of Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) Global Services, has expanded its certification program by adding industry-standard Linux certification tracks, including Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Level 1 and CompTIA Linux+ certifications. Caldera's certifications offer IT professionals the latest industry-standard education opportunities for both Linux and UNIX. The expanded certification program also refreshes OpenServer and UnixWare/Open UNIX 8 certification tracks.

The certification program incorporates three levels:

  • Certified System Administrator (CSA), formerly known as CUSA;
  • Advanced Certified Engineer (ACE); and
  • Master ACE.

Each level now includes a Linux and UNIX tracks and has one exam or more.

"IT professionals who complete their CSA, ACE and Master ACE certifications will increase tremendously the value they provide to their organizations. Additionally, they will find more diverse job opportunities and gain competitive advantages through these highly-developed competencies," said David Acheson, director of Education Services, Caldera. "Our tracks are industry-standardized, which is critical to today's IT professionals and employers when it comes to Linux and UNIX expertise."

Because of the synergy between Linux and UNIX, shell programming has been added to the ACE certification track. Caldera?s Linux track adopts industry-standard certifications and incorporates the latest courseware, including the recently announced Caldera OpenLearning Courseware for Linux. All Caldera OpenLearning Providers around the globe are equipped to help certification candidates complete their certification, and many of the Providers are Prometric and VUE testing centers. This allows the candidates the convenience of taking the exams at the OpenLearning Provider's site.

"Caldera demonstrates time and time again its commitment to industry standards," said Chuck Mead, president, LPI. "The inclusion of LPI industry-standard certifications into their certification tracks exponentially benefits the education of the students and IT professionals involved."

While CSA and ACE candidates can certify to be either Linux or UNIX competent, Master ACE graduates will prove both Linux and UNIX competencies, in accordance with industry-standard education.

"Considering how complementary Linux and UNIX technologies are, Caldera is ingenious for offering a certification track that qualifies candidates to operate in both," said Brian Lewis, Linux and UNIX instructor and owner of Shogomoc Systems in Minneapolis, Minn. "Intense, yet worth the effort from both instructor and student, Caldera offers premium Linux and UNIX education training for Master ACE candidates."

Please visit http://www.caldera.com/education to learn more about Caldera Education Services.

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