SCO Responds To Critical Shortage of Skilled Technology Workers
SCO Announces Certified UNIX Systems Administrator
SANTA CRUZ, CA (November 3, 1998) - SCO (NASDAQ: SCOC) responded to the market
demand for more certified IT professionals by announcing the SCO Certified UNIX Systems
Administrator certification, an entry level certification program for UNIX Administrators.
This level of certification makes it easy for college students and job re-entry
participants to get a foot in the door in the IT industry. SCO's certification program is
a comprehensive program which allows students to gain and enhance business critical
computer skills which can then be utilized in the IT industry.
SCO Program Responds to Virginia Tech Survey
SCO's announcement comes on the heels of a recent survey that shows that 1 in every 10
information technology jobs in the United States remains unfilled. Conducted by Virginia
Tech, the study estimated that 346,000 computer programmer and systems analyst jobs are
vacant in U.S. companies with more than 100 employees. In response to the survey, the US
government recently announced a broad and unique federal effort to help train more
"The shortage of skilled IT professionals threatens to undermine the growth of the US
economy," said David Taylor, vice president worldwide field programs, SCO. "This
new program from SCO helps address this shortage by allowing both those who already work
in the IT industry and college students to obtain the training they need to help fill the
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To obtain a certificate, participants must complete the SCO OpenServer Release 5 System
Administration (#090-052) or UnixWare 7 System Administration (#090-076) exam. These exams
are administered through Sylvan Prometric Testing Centers.
Please visit http://www.sco.com/training/train.html for more information on SCO Training
and Certification Programs.
SCO is the world's number one provider of UNIX server operating systems, and the
leading provider of network computing software that enables clients of all kinds -
including PCs, graphical terminals, and NCs - to have Webtop access to business-critical
applications running on servers of all kinds. SCO designed Tarantella software, the
world's first application broker for network computing. SCO sells and supports its
products through a worldwide network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and
OEMs. For more information, see SCO's WWW