Linux Gazette: Creating a Linux Certification Program – The Next Step

“After my article in the October Linux Gazette, I received over
60 replies, almost all of which were positive. With this next
article, I want to announce some various resources on the web and
also a new mailing list to discuss certification. Many thanks to
all of you who have sent me pointers and also volunteered to help.
I received responses from all corners of the globe and was excited
and impressed to see: a) the work some people are already doing on
Linux training and certification; b) the enthusiasm out there about
Linux, and also about Linux training and certification; and c) the
willingness of so many people to help out and be involved! THANK

“Other people did point out that this topic has been around for
a while. Indeed, through the AltaVista search engine I found
pointers to discussions that occurred about setting up a Linux
certification program back in 1996.”

The issue now is that the momentum of certification within
the IT industry just keeps increasing and the responses to my
article make me only that much more sure that we need to move now
to make sure that we build a unified Linux certification program
that we all can get behind and promote with the same energy and
enthusiasm that Microsoft promotes the MCSE and Novell promotes the


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