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					                          SOLARIS CERTIFICATION
                          @ A GLANCE
                          SKILLED PEOPLE POWER SUN SOLUTIONS

Certification Value Proposition                                                                                                BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION
For Teams and IT Organisations                                 For Individual Professionals                                    For Teams and IT Organisations
Sun certifications provide evidence that the IT                Sun certifications provide IT professionals with industry
professionals in an organisation have the necessary            recognised credentials that demonstrate competency              Based on a recent WW study IT managers strongly agree that:
skills to accelerate performance. This provides a              through the assessment and validation of skill sets for         • Sun certification is an accurate measure of applicable technical knowledge.
competitive advantage to ensure business objectives            specific job roles. This enables job placement and career       • Certifying employees in Sun certification provides a positive ROI for their organisation.
are exceeded, reducing business downtime, improving            advancement in the highly competitive technology                • Sun certified staff can be sent anywhere in the world and perform well.
customer credibility, and winning more business.               marketplace.                                                    • Having Sun certified employees helps build trust among clients.
                                                                                                                               Having Sun certified IT staff can:
                                                                                                                               • Increase the competency and productivity of an organisation.
Certification – The CIO Customer Elevator Pitch                                                                                • Enhance competitive advantage.
                                                                                                                               • Reduce the risk of system failure.
Whether you want to ensure that your IT professionals are          Both the Java and Solaris certification tracks offer        • Increase employee proficiency.
competent, or desire to enhance the credibility of your        a foundation certification followed by specialty                • Improve employee satisfaction and reduce staff turnover.
staff among clients, you require Sun certification. By         certifications that support career progression and
achieving Sun certification status, IT professionals           improve employee satisfaction. Unlike other industry            For Individual Professionals
demonstrate that they have the dedication, motivation,         certifications, Sun’s exams cannot typically be passed          Achieving Sun certification can:
and skill sets that can provide your organisation with         simply by memorisation. Passing requires a rigorous             • Increase the opportunity for professional advancement, including salary increases,
increased productivity, decreased time-to-market, and          understanding of the associated technologies that can             job role changes and promotions.
reduced risk of system failure. IT managers around the         best be gained through hands on experience. Sun                 • Help improve employment prospects.
world strongly agree that certifying employees in Sun          certifications are available at Authorised Prometric            • Provide employers with evidence that the professionals skills and qualifications
certification provides a positive return on investment (ROI)   Testing Centres around the world with flexible learner            are up to date.
for their organisation and promotes workforce retention.       support available from Sun Microsystems in the form of          • Increase job security.
    Sun offers the only comprehensive set of industry          training, ePractice exams, and coaching programmes.             • Help assess skills and knowledge.
recognised credentials in Java technology and the                  So make sure you use Sun certification as THE               • Increase productivity.
Solaris Operating System (OS). These award winning             benchmark to ensure that you have the right people,             • Improve self-confidence.
programmes are designed for specific roles within your         in the right place, with the right Sun knowledge and            • Enhance professional credibility leading to greater
organisation to enhance on-the-job performance.                skills.                                                           respect from management and peers.



Market Differentiators                                               Sun Certifications Industry Accolades & Awards
• As the creator of the Solaris Operating System, Sun is
  uniquely positioned to provide training and certification          Over 325,000 Sun certifications have been granted around                  “Finalist, Best Linux/Unix Certification: Sun Certified Systems
  on this innovative OS.                                             the world.                                                                Administrator for Solaris OS.”
• Only Sun and its accredited partners offer a                       “Best Training and Certification 2004.” CCID May 2005                     CertCities.com Annual Readers’ Choice Award, 2004
  comprehensive set of training and industry recognised                                                                                        “Most Recognised IT Certification in China: Sun Certification.”
  credentials on the Solaris OS.
                                                                     “Ranked as the third IT certification provider based on
                                                                     certifications granted worldwide.” IDC 2003                               China ComputerWorld, awarded in 2003, 2004, 2005


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SOLARIS™ 10 OS — SYSTEM AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATION LEARNING PATHS – ILT/PACKAGES




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                                        OPERATING SYSTEM                                                            OPERATING SYSTEM                                                                                                                                                    Sun offers professional certifications in the Solaris 8, 9
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        supported by Solaris certification:
SOLARIS™ 10 OS — SYSTEM AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATION LEARNING PATHS – CD-ROM BASED                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Sun Certified System Administrator (candidates must pass
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                                       FOR THE SOLARIS 10
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                                       (x64/x86 PLATFORM)                                                          (x64/x86 PLATFORM)                                                                                                                                                   • Training: instructor-led, self-paced online, Live Virtual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BECOME A SUN CERTIFIED NETWORK                        Class, and CD-ROM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE SOLARIS OS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ePractice exams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Study guides and books
SOLARIS™ 10 OS — SYSTEM AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATION LEARNING PATHS – WEB-BASED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sun Career Accelerator Packages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Consulting services: skills development and coaching



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                                                                                                                                                                                                         SUN CERTIFIED                                                                  Testing Centres around the world. Certification exams are also
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BECOME A SUN CERTIFIED NETWORK                      Useful URLs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE SOLARIS OS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Certification Prep & Delivery:
SUN CERTIFIED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE SOLARIS™ 10 OS UPGRADE                                                                                                                                                                                                                       http://www.sun.com/training/certification/index.xml
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Certification Management:
                                      PREREQUISITE                                                      RECOMMENDED SOLARIS 10 TRAINING                                                                                                                                                 http://www.sun.com/training/certification/
                                Successful completion                           INTERMEDIATE                                                                                                                                                                                            certmanager/index.html
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                                System Administrator                         FOR THE SOLARIS 10
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                                                                                                                                                          OPERATING SYSTEM                                                                                                              http://selleducation.emea
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                                                                             FOR THE SOLARIS 10                                                      FOR THE SOLARIS 10                                                                                                                 http://partner.eu.sun.com
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