From: Brian Ziel <bri...@sco.COM>
Subject: SCO AND NOVELL CREATE NEW UNIX CERTIFICATION OFFERINGS
sender: ed...@xenitec.on.ca (Ed Hew)
organization: XeniTec Consulting Services, Kitchener, ON, Canada
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
SCO AND NOVELL CREATE NEW UNIX CERTIFICATION OFFERINGS
Master CNEs to Become "Integration Specialists" and Benefit from SCO UNIX
SANTA CRUZ, CA (December 3, 1996) - SCO (NASDAQ:SCOC), in partnership with
Novell, today announced Novell has added SCO ACE certification to the Novell
Master CNE Client/Network Solutions program, a multi-vendor,
cross-certification curriculum providing Master CNEs with a simple migration
path to SCO ACE certification.
"The adoption of a multi-vendor education and certification program
addresses what we see as a growing need for technical professionals who can
successfully implement solutions from different computing platforms," said
Shamim Formoso, director of Partner Programs for SCO. "It's really a
pragmatic approach. Master CNEs will get the best of both worlds as they
prepare for the realities of today's multi-platform computing environments.
This new program will not only vastly expand the pool of certified UNIX
engineers, but indicates a move toward SCO ACE certification as the standard
UNIX certification for the industry."
The Master CNE Client/Network Solution program requires that candidates
receive multi-platform certification on Novell's IntranetWare, Network
Directory Services (NDS), and a leading operating system environment.
Recognizing SCO's leadership in developing and driving UNIX technology,
Novell added SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare training to the program to
create "integration specialists".
With this new skill set, Master CNEs are afforded new opportunities within
UNIX and cross platform environments. SCO ACE track Master CNE candidates
can now take a condensed offering from an SCO Authorized Education Center
(AEC) to become an SCO ACE and take advantage of all the benefits associated
Gary Clark, director of Skills Assessment for Novell Education, said,
"Novell has led the industry in the push for training and certification that
addresses an integrated environment. We are pleased to have support in that
push from IBM and SCO, especially as they work with us to provide
dual-certification within the Master CNE Client/Network Solutions track."
For more information on the SCO ACE certification track of the Novell Master
CNE Client/Network Solutions program, please visit SCO's Web site at
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