Support for CompTIA's Linux+ Certification

Course Technology, Intel and SuSE to Provide Cornerstone Sponsorship

Feb 02, 2001, 00:00 ET from CompTIA

    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,, LPI (Linux Professional Institute),
     Nitrosoft ,, 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+
 and Server+.
     "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.
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 members in the rapidly converging computing and communications market.
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 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
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