LOMBARD, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the Computing Technology
Industry Association today announced that its Linux+ certification program has
welcomed three more companies as cornerstone sponsors. CompTIA is bringing
major industry vendors and customers together to create a globally accepted
benchmark certification for Linux.
Course Technology, Intel Corporation and SuSE have announced their
participation in the development of the new Linux+ certification. Current
cornerstone sponsors of Linux+ include:
Caldera, Compaq, Course Technology, ElementK, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel
Corporation, Linuxcare, LinuxMall.com, LPI (Linux Professional Institute),
Nitrosoft , prosofttraining.com, Sair Linux and GNU, SuSE and Turbolinux.
The Linux+ certification will measure vendor-neutral Linux knowledge and
skills for an individual with at least six months practical experience. It
augments CompTIA's portfolio of existing vendor neutral certifications
including A+, Network+, Certified Document Imaging Architech (CDIA), i-Net+
"A growing number of IT professionals are taking advantage of Linux-based
solutions," said Lutz Ziob, CompTIA Vice President of Certification. "The
entry-level certification space is where CompTIA has built its reputation with
globally acknowledged certification programs. We expect Linux+ to broaden the
expertise of IT professionals as they build their careers."
Linux+ development is well under way, with subject matter expert workshops
being hosted in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific beginning in February.
The training community has shown its support of Linux+ through broad
participation in development and advisory meetings. The certification will
launch in the second half of 2001.
CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, is a not-for-
profit trade association of more than 10,000 companies and professional IT
members in the rapidly converging computing and communications market.
CompTIA has members in more than 50 countries and provides a unified voice for
the industry in the areas of e-commerce standards, vendor-neutral
certification, service metrics, public policy and workforce development. More
than a quarter of a million individuals worldwide have earned CompTIA
certifications in PC service, networking, document imaging, Internet and PC
server technologies. More information is available at