Congratulations on completing Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist AKA ( WTF )

Wow… Did anyone receive this email ?

I passed my CLP 10, few years ago.. And it really look like Novell AGAIN give free certification without even having to pass an exam… OR I’m wrong and this is a scam or and april fool on march 5 ?

Certified Linux Professional 10 ( Exam passed around 2008 at Brainshare)

Few months later I received the Novell Certified Linux Administrator ( Free!!! )

Now Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist!!! ( Free!! ) The date on the certificate is in 2008… ( Did Novell find a way to time travel ? Maybe this is why Eliott and Associate offer nearly 2 billion dollars to buy Novell )

And… it’s not only one it’s two “certification” Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist AND Data Center Technical Specialist.. lol

Having fun on an old computer business who had better time… Priceless

Wow.. Some people are probably happy with this, but to be honest it just prove one thing.

The Novell certification doesn’t mean anything… If you passed the clp exam you probably already know that this certification is not serious at it could be… Even the engineer (  CLE ) is a big “joke”, you can take the “migration course” if you got the CLP from a previous release, and you got the same exam + one question from the engineer exam…

Good job Novell, you are ruining the credibility of your certifications! Sad for people who put their money on those certifications in hope this was going to help them in the business.

I once believed that Novell was going well and can have a great future in the Linux business… Day after day, they prove they don’t understand a lot of things on how to create value from their certificati0ns… And I’m waiting to see where they are going with their Linux distribution…

Anyway, this is really weird, Novell don’t even talk about this certification on their website…

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This post is my current understanding of this “email”.  If anyone got more information or if you think I’m wrong and someone can explain this feel free to post a comment…

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    • jon
    • March 5th, 2010

    I got the same notice today and was wondering what it could possibly mean. Novell makes no mention of this cert on their website but a google gave me the answer I was looking for…kinda…

    • I did the search too, didn’t find anything.. So I posted it here in hope someone have more information… It really look like what I said in the post.. but I was unable to find more information regarding this… or any information to confirm my tough. No press release, no more information in their mail and at this time nothing more than my post return interesting result on google…

      Someone got more information ? Maybe it’s just an error… I hope so :) Otherwise, there’s a sh** load of data center specialist on the market :P

    • richen
    • March 5th, 2010

    Same here was wondering what it is about !!!!

      • zghr
      • March 6th, 2010

      I got the same thing,
      all people that have cla automatically became certified as data center specialist it seems. the date coresponds to the date i went on cla exam

    • zghr
    • March 6th, 2010

    also it seems that people that have zcm certification got
    end-user computing advanced tehnical specialist certification

    • Tom
    • March 8th, 2010

    Mine is dated 2/10/2010; which is the day I “earned” my Novell CLA by submitting my LPI Level 1 certification to Novell which made me a Novell CLA as well. Doesn’t really mean much, but my employer likes to see them :)

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