Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) 11 Certification

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What is the Novell CNE Certification?
The Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) certification is Novell's highest credential for network professionals. Individuals who hold this certification have demonstrated that they are capable of solving advanced network problems.

What are the prerequisites?
To be eligible for the CNE track, candidates must first obtain the Certified Network Administrator (CNA) certification.

Exam details and overview
As with the CNA certification, there are two separate paths for obtaining the CNE certification depending on the area of expertise the candidate wishes to specialise in:
  • CNE in Novell Open Enterprise Server for NetWare (3 exams required)
  • CNE in Netware 6 (5 exams required)
CNE OES - Novell Open Enterprise Server for NetWare

To earn the CNE OES credential, candidates are required to pass a total of three exams (one of which is the required exam for the prerequisite CNA credential):

CNE - NetWare 6

To earn the CNE NetWare 6 credential, candidates are required to pass a total of five form-based exams (one of which is the required exam for the prerequisite CNA credential):
How much does the Novell CNE certification cost?
The cost for each individual exam is US$125 however for those outside the U.S. prices may vary due to currency and local factors.

From time to time, Novell run promotional discounts on exam fees for particular certification tracks, so keep an eye on their website for special deals.

Where to take the CNE exam
The tests are administered by Pearson VUE testing centers which have locations worldwide but check with your local center to ensure exam availability and the current cost.

CNE exam retake policy
If unsuccessful at their first attempt, a candidate may retake the exam (after paying the applicable exam fee) as soon as they are ready - there is no mandatory waiting period. If, however, they are unsuccessful a second time, they must then wait a period of at least 30 days before their third and any subsequent attempt. Candidates who successfully pass any of the CNE exams must wait at least 12 months before retaking the same exam.

About Novell's Continuing Certification Registration (CCR) requirement
Novell certifications are tied to the version of technology that they were gained on, and, as such, do not expire. Novell do, however, require that the candidate signs and agrees to take any Continuing Certification Registration (CCR) exams that are required by Novell from time to time. Once CNE qualified, it becomes the candidate's responsibility to keep up-to-date with what CCRs are needed. Candidates who do not keep up-to-date and complete the required CCR's will risk having their CNE credential revoked and they may no longer be classed as CNE qualified.