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    Default 20 years ago, today!

    Twenty years ago - first cert.

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    You old fart you

    Jk lol


    Nice!

    My first cert was Novell as well, like 5 years ago. Don't ask why I took it
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    Wow 1995! Now that cert is a blast from the past.
    The fate of Novell gets me thinking, where will today's IT giants be in another 20 years?
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    I loved Novell. I ended up with a CNE 5(18 years ago). Worked my arse off and the exams cost alot back then. $284 each exam.
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    $125 in 2015
    https://www.novell.com/training/test...m_pricing.html

    Still feels like a lot for Novell which is now a small player.
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    My first certification was Novell 4.11 but; I got mine later than '95' lol. I can remember working on Syscon and how time flies.
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    I think that I did mine in same time frame.
    i think it was 4.02
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    Got my CNE 4.1 in 1996. In 1999, we had at least 50 servers running some custom character-based/btrieve apps that ran for at least three years without a single re-boot. Not many test-dump fakers back then.
    "If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life."

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    I know. I loved that even when updating, you didn't have to reboot. <sigh>
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    Still very proud of my NetWare 5 & 6 CNE Certification.
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    I had a Novell cert back in 1995 also, when I started my career in the Marine Corps. Think I should add Banyan Vines and Novell back to the resume.
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    Awesome nostalgic throwback, I absolutely love it. And Holy Crap you got me beat by 8 years from my first cert.
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    I'm sure you can sell this relic on ebay .
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    Wow, that's awesome. I was just a 7th grader, tinkering with systems, messing around on BBS' and planning out my future in IT.
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    I love this old throwback crap. Request moar!
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    slight necro-bump here... but I had to post.

    My first cert was from Novell in 1992. CNE 3.12. Needless to say I was hooked, it was the beginning of a career. I held every CNE up to 6.0 (and even a Master CNE in the middle when it was offered).

    Boy do I feel like that was a HUGE waste of time looking back. It did jump start my career, but its unfortunate what happened to Novell. My biggest issue is the SAME investor that ruined Novell, is currently trying to ruin my present day employer. (working for a public company sucks!)
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    slight necro-bump here... but I had to post.

    My first cert was from Novell in 1994. CNE 3.12. Needless to say I was hooked, it was the beginning of a career. I held every CNE up to 6.0 (and even a Master CNE in the middle when it was offered).

    Boy do I feel like that was a HUGE waste of time looking back. It did jump start my career, but its unfortunate what happened to Novell. My biggest issue is the SAME investor that ruined Novell, is currently trying to ruin my present day employer. (working for a public company sucks!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekjunke View Post
    slight necro-bump here... but I had to post.

    My first cert was from Novell in 1994. CNE 3.12. Needless to say I was hooked, it was the beginning of a career. I held every CNE up to 6.0 (and even a Master CNE in the middle when it was offered).

    Boy do I feel like that was a HUGE waste of time looking back. It did jump start my career, but its unfortunate what happened to Novell. My biggest issue is the SAME investor that ruined Novell, is currently trying to ruin my present day employer. (working for a public company sucks!)
    To this day, I LOVE Novell. I was such a great network software. What a shame.
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    Another necro-bump. I did my original CNE in 1994, under NetWare version 3. I eventually was CNE under v4, GroupWise CNA and Master CNE (integrating NT4 and NetWare track.) It was disappointing to see NetWare gradually becoming more irrelevant at the same time I was becoming more of an expert in their stuff. I believe eDirectory could have become more of a thing, if it was developed/marketed properly. They had it deployed with NetWare 5 before Windows 2000 / Active Directory took off.
    One of the attractions for getting that first CNE in 1994 was becoming more marketable, but in those days monster.com was just barely getting started, the main way to find jobs was still the classified section of printed media (or word of mouth) and it still required an effort to find new opportunities - today, you can just plug your cert and desired location into Indeed and have several prospects pop onto your screen in a couple seconds.
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