Novell Academic Training Partner (NATP)

The Novell Academic Training Partner (NATP) program is the ideal way to teach Novell and Linux technologies on your campus. Your instructors receive access to top-notch training materials, and students can delve into some of the IT industry’s most advanced networking, open source and computer solutions. In addition, partners are given academic discounts on student courseware, certification exams and software licenses. By aligning with Novell, your institution can give students the competitive, diversified edge they need to launch successful IT careers.

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Program Information


The following institutions are eligible to participate in the NATP Program:

  • Universities
  • Community colleges
  • Accredited technology training centers
  • Vocational and private schools
  • K-12 and magnet schools


  • Maintain status as an accredited public or private academic institution
  • Complete the online application and agreement located at
  • Must be associated with a Novell Academic Instructor (NAI) or Certified Novell Instructor (CNI)
  • Partner must not teach any one Novell course for more than 16 hours per week
  • Courses must be offered as part of a regular academic program or as part of a degree, certificate or diploma program
  • Use Novell authorized curriculum


  • Academic pricing on all student courseware
  • Free software and licenses for classroom use
  • Purchase discounted certification test vouchers from Pearson VUE
  • Access to Novell Software Evaluation and Development Library, PartnerNet Resource Center and secure Training Partner Web sites
  • $295 annual fee and easy online agreement renewal form
  • Have access to CNI/NAI training sessions
  • Utilize the PartnerNet Training Locator (where available)
  • For a complete list of Partner benefits, visit

Voucher Benefits

  • All NATP’s can purchase student vouchers for USD $55
  • Vouchers have a 12-month expiration date

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