The Information Technology Certification Council (ITCC) presents its Innovation Award each year to a person or organization that has helped advanced IT certification. This year, the award was given to The Linux Foundation for our innovative Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator and Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exams.
In 2014, The Linux Foundation launched the industry’s first performance-based, distribution-flexible certification exams for Linux sysadmins and engineers. The exams can be taken any time of day, from anywhere in the world with a stable internet connection and a webcam for identity verification and proctoring. Being performance-based makes these exams highly relevant for employers, and being available anytime, anywhere has significantly increased accessibility and lowered costs for exam-takers. ITCC recognized all these attributes when selecting The Linux Foundation as this year’s recipient.
“Our whole certification team should be extremely proud of receiving this award a mere 18 months after launching The Linux Foundation’s first ever certification programs,” said Clyde Seepersad, general manager of training and certification at The Linux Foundation. “We are thrilled that the industry sees how relevant and reputable our certifications are thanks to their performance-based design, allowing employers to be confident that a candidate is able to do the job required. Now that this format has been proven, we look forward to launching more certification options in the near future.”