The Linux Professional Institute has a partnership with Novell. Holders of LPIC certifications are eligible to receive the Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certification at no additional cost or exams. Once you hold LPIC-1, then follow the directions at LPI’s page on their Novell partnership page.
- Get LPIC-1. The best way in my opinion is to take the CompTIA Linux+ exams.
- Got to the Novell CLA registration form. You’ll need your LPI ID and other info from the LPI Candidate Area. Fill out the form.
- Once you hit submit, you will immediately get a welcome email. It takes a day or two to see the new certification at Novell.
That’s it! Pretty easy. So for the “3 in 1” Linux certifications (Linux+, LPIC-1, CLA) do them in this order: Linux+, then LPIC-1, then CLA.