SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA)

CLA training covers day-to-day administration tasks in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server environments.

Study Options

As with all SUSE certifications, course work is never required. One needs only to pass a certification test in order to achieve the certification.

CLA 11 Courses

CLA 12 Courses:

 Test Objectives

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The costs for the tests differ depending on the area of the world you live. For example, Standard Tests in the US cost $125 and the Practicum costs $195.

Certification Agreement

Each candidate must submit the SUSE Training Services Certification Agreement before certification can be awarded. Take advantage of submitting the agreement when you test. The agreement can be viewed and downloaded and the signature form returned to SUSE.

From time to time, SUSE Training Services may require you to take an exam to keep current on the latest solutions and technologies. These exams are considered a Continuing Certification Requirement (CCR), which keep your skills up-to-date and keep your certification valuable in the marketplace.

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Dual LPI & CLA Certification

SUSE, Linux Professional Institute and CompTIA have teamed up to offer you the chance to earn three Linux certifications. The SUSE Certified Linux Administrator, the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux Powered by LPI.

Read the CompTIA press release and the Linux Professional Institute press release (updated) to learn more about their certifications.

On February 9th, 2010 SUSE and the Linux Professional Institute announced an international partnership to standardize their entry-level Linux certification programs on LPIC-1. Under the terms of the agreement, all qualified LPIC-1 holders will have the opportunity to apply for SUSE CLA certification without additional exams or fees.