Novell, the worldwide software company, offers certifications that allow individuals to demonstrate their level of knowledge in both the SUSE Linux and NetWare operating systems. Some of the certifications are designed for system administrators and focus on the operating systems themselves while other certifications are designed for network professionals.
The Linux certification path begins with the Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) in which candidates demonstrate entry-level ability to administer and maintain the SUSE Linux operating system. The next credential in the path is the Certified Linux Professional (CLP) which covers more advanced Linux topics. Finally, the Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) certification allows individuals to demonstrate "engineer" level skills regarding the Linux Operating System. The Certified Linux Desktop Administrator (CLDA) is a stand alone certification which allows individuals to demonstrate their knowledge of the SUSE Linux Desktop Environment, and for candidates who have little, or no real experience with Novell systems, the Novell Certified Administrator (NCA), offers a credential to get started along the Novell certification ladder. The (NCA) certification focuses on both the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux allowing individuals to demonstrate their knowledge of how both products work together.
The NetWare and Open Enterprise Server certification path begins with the Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) and progresses on to the pinnacle of Novell certifications, the Certified Novell Engineer (CNE).
For a full list of all the current Novell certification tracks, visit the Novell website.