[OT] Is anyone with Novell on this lists?

ross brunson ross at brunson.org
Thu Jun 10 15:51:30 EDT 2004

You nailed it with the need to waive the requirements!

I personally think that Novell needs to make the CNI process less of an
obstacle course, there can't be that many paper-CNI's by this point, can
there?  (Anyone with a weak stomach for a down training economy has long
since went away to raise chickens or drive bread trucks somewhere...)

For example, I'm qualified to teach just about any topic that's
networking or Unix/Linux/Microsoft-oriented, but not many
trainers/teachers  can say they felt in the last few years that keeping
up one's CNI/CNE status was a high priority.

I for one have been polishing up my Novell skills, but just like you
said, who wants to drop 5K to get certified on a product that most
indicators say will be moving onto Linux in the near future?

SuSE/Novell have lately been updating and releasing the CLE-related
objectives and such, and there's a 3015 NNLS self-study kit on the site,
but that obstacle of having to be a CNE to be a CNI to train on SUSE
Linux is absurd, IMHO.


On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 09:04, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Mega-off-topic, but since Novell is now a Platnium Sponsor, if figure it
> can't hurt.  Just curious if anyone is.  If so, are they familiar with
> Novell's roadmap for NetWare 7 and the first, Linux-based offering?  How
> about certification for NetWare 7?
> I'm getting a lot of flak for only being a CNA6 from a lot of parties
> interested in LPI/SL certification -- even though it's not NetWare
> (ugh!).  Many want a Certified Novell Instructor (CNI), which requires
> the CNE and CompTIA CTT+**.
> I've been holding off on getting my CNE (and probably the CLE, assuming
> I can afford to drop another $4-5K of my own money this year in
> certification ;-) until NetWare 7 comes out.  So I'm very interested in
> any roadmaps -- especially when it comes to the release most excellent
> Novell courseware for CNE 7 (definitely worth the $1K, have to give it
> to Novell for such designs).
> -- Bryan
> P.S.  I'll post to lpi-discuss if I don't get an answer.
> P.P.S.  I'll do the CNE, maybe the CLE, but I still don't know if I'm
> going to do the CNI.  Once you get into vendor aligned trainer (Novell
> CNI, Microsoft MCT, etc... -- even SuSE SCLT now!) details, it gets
> expensive.  I _might_ get the CTT+, but I really don't think much of it
> being a certified teacher**.
> **RANT/NOTE:  I think if you are a certified teacher at the secondary
> level (which takes a crapload more to accomplish IMHO, not to mention
> far more difficult) this requirement should be waived.


Ross Brunson
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