SCO Education

Professional Certification

Individuals and organizations look to the benefits of education certifications to offer a way to validate the expertise of the people who work with today's products and technologies. Obtain SCO certifications to help identify your team or yourself as key players and technical experts who know how to use SCO product solutions and tools.

To advance your IT career, SCO Education maintains three professional certifications for SCO OpenServer, and UnixWare:

The Professional Certification are:

  • Certified System Administrator (CSA)
  • Advanced Certified Engineer (ACE)
  • Master ACE

Certified System Administrator (CSA):

The SCO Certified System Administrator (CSA) certification is the basic level of certification for SCO UNIX products, and is the first step in achieving your ACE or Master ACE advance certifications. The CSA exam tests knowledge gained by completing either the UnixWare or OpenServer System Administration I and II courses. After taking these courses, a candidate for the SCO CSA should be able to install the system, do user and group management, be familiar with the SCO Admin tool, install and configure print services, and perform other general system management tasks. With your CSA, employers and clients will know that you posses the needed skills to efficiently administer SCO UNIX products.

Advanced Certified Engineer (ACE):

The Advanced Certified Engineer (ACE) certification builds on the foundation of the CSA certification and expands the engineer's credentials to network administration and shell programming. Candidates for the ACE certification should have taken the Network Administration course for their respective product track and the Shell Programming for System Administrators course (the shell programming class covers both UnixWare and OpenServer). Upon completion of the courses above, the candidate must take and pass the exam associated with each course to achieve their ACE certification. The ACE certification represents a superior level of expertise with SCO UNIX products.

Master ACE:

The SCO ACE certification is a significant achievement, and represents a high level of expertise in the SCO UNIX track you pursued (either UnixWare or OpenServer). However, you may find that your employer or customers require the same level of expertise in the SCO UNIX operating system you did not get your ACE for. The SCO Master ACE recognizes those UNIX professionals who have demonstrated ACE level of expertise in more one ACE track. For example, if you achieved your ACE certification in the OpenServer track, you could follow the ACE track for UnixWare and obtain your Master ACE level of certification. Those who achieve their Master ACE certification differentiate themselves from other UNIX professionals by the breadth and scope of their expertise.