Solaris - Capability + Solaris Knowledge = Salary (Solaris 8/9)


The debate over proof of performance and proof of knowledge goes on among Solaris systems administrators. While many argue the need to be able to accomplish business goals with the actual system, another school of thought invites Solaris experts to put their knowledge to the test. The bottom line may be in the dollars you get paid. Here's a chart for comparison. You can decide whether certification offers you anything.


  • Certification Type Salary Average*
  • Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform $75,040
  • Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris $70,720
  • Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Plat-form $65,190
  • Sun Certified Systems Administrator $69,640
  • Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform $63,230

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