Would You Believe Free Tests, Training?
For a limited time, IBM and Compaq Computer Corp. are offering free exams and training.Talk is cheap, but getting it certifications is anything but. Self-study certifications start at $900 and go up to $1,200. If IT professionals feel the need to sit in a class to soak up knowledge, those costs shoot up to between $5,000 and $11,000 per certification. Whats a poor, cash-strapped individual or enterprise to do? If Linux or IBM DB2 certifications are on your agenda, you can rejoice. For a limited time, IBM and Compaq Computer Corp. are offering free exams and training. Through March 31, free training and testing for Compaqs ProLiant/Linux ASE (Accredited Systems Engineer) is available for systems engineers employed by Compaq channel partners, Compaq customers and employees, and Compaq ASE certification holders who want to acquire the Linux designation.
Prerequisites are RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) or the Sair Linux and GNU Certified Engineer certifications from Wave Technologies International Inc., of Oxford, Miss. Candidates can receive test vouchers good toward the certification exam fee.