A Certified Novell Administrator is the one whose certification has been professionally sanctioned by Novell. A CNA’s eligibility to perform network based computer tasks is duly sanctioned by Novell after evaluation through Pearson VUE testing sites.

Certified Novell Administrators provide valuable services to companies when it comes to backing up their software users. The users in question may belong to various fields or work environments ranging from corporate information services, to small businesses, and from thoroughly professional workplaces to individual departments or workgroups.

Certified Novell Administrator Salaries and Benefits

Keeping in view their immense contribution towards some of the most complicated software support services, even a fresher is sufficiently rewarded with highly satisfying pay packets. These salaries act both as a token of appreciation and a means of employee retention. Here is more on them:

Job Title Average Salaries per annum
Software Developer INR 1 lakh  – INR 8 lakh
Software Engineer INR 1.4 lkah  – INR11 lakh
System Administrator INR 2 lakh- INR 44 lakh
IT or Information Technology Manager INR 2.9 lakh- INR 19 lakh
Networking/IT/Computer Security Consultants INR 3 lakh- INR 16 lakh

The growing experience in field is amply rewarded by impressive hikes in CNA salary:

Experience Average Salaries per annum
Less than a year INR 2.8 lakh
1-4 years INR 3.9 lakh
5-9 years INR 5.7 lakh
10-19 years INR 12 lakh
20 years or more INR 30 lakh

CNA salary variations based on different cities and their corresponding costs of living also exist. While those working in Bengaluru have the chances of making the biggest cut, for those in Delhi have fair chances of raking decent salaries as well. Here is more:

City Average salaries per annum
Kolkata INR 4.7 lakh
Chennai INR 6.0 lakh
Bengaluru INR 10 lakh
Pune INR 5.5 lakh
Mumbai INR 5.8 lakh
Gurgaon INR 4.3 lakh
Delhi INR 8.7 lakh

There is a wide gap to be bridged when it comes to average salary distributions to men and women. One can only hope such glaring discrepancy is done away in near future. Here is more on gender based salaries for Certified Novell Administrators or CNAs:

Gender Average salaries per annum
Female INR 82 thousand -INR 3.9 lakh
Male INR 3 lakh – INR 13 lakh

CNA Perks and Benefits

The CNAs are entitled to usual benefits enjoyed by most other Corporate employees:

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Cell Phone
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • PMI or Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Life insurance policy covering Disability
  • Coke/ Drinks/Juice (Free)

Education or Certifications Required

You can take help of the two learning paths (mentioned in bold below) to get a CNA certification

Netware6 CNA Certification

Steps involved:
You can appear for the course Foundations of Novell Networking: NetWare 6.5
Then you have to appear for a Novell Exam: 050-686 before attaining the Netware6 CNA certification

Novell Open Enterprise Server for Netware CNA certification:

Steps involved:

You can train in the Foundations of Novell Open Enterprise Server for Netware CNA (course 3080)
Then you have to appear for the Novell exam 050-696
Candidates aspiring to earn a CNA certification are usually directed by Novell to sit for CompTIA’s examination and networking before appearing for the respective CNA examinations, as it is considered to be helpful.

*Salaries are subject to change without prior notice.