Linux Training as from January 2009 8 January 2009 By Avinash Meetoo 15 Comments I am happy to tell you that my company, Knowledge Seven Ltd, is organising two Linux training courses in the coming weeks. Check this blog entry for more info: http://www.knowledge7.com/page/linux-training-as-from-january-2009
Asvin Balloo says
Cool, I’ll have a look at the courses and let you know ;-)
BTW, seems like a very young Asvin in the picture, LOL!
great time to start!
We well all younger then. And I don’t know if you know but the girl on the right, Divesha, passed away a few months later. She was very ill at that time but no one at MCCI knew… I believe that photo was taken around 2001 or 2002.
Thank you for the good initiative…good luck Avinash
Don’t you think that for the Level 1 Linux the price is a little bit high? Above that one off payment. You should think about giving some payment facilities to probable ‘clients’.
As far as the MQA is concerned, I don’t think so why you need their rubber stamp as far as the examinations are carried out by an exterior body.
(i) The price for Linux Level 1 is Rs. 15,000 and is in line with the prices for similar courses in other training institutions.
(ii) Knowledge Seven Ltd is not a bank and therefore does not give payment facilities :-) More seriously, I am targeting IT professionals already working and I believe a company will not have any problem paying Rs. 15,000 upfront. The problem with delayed payment is that cashflow suffers and this can be extremely detrimental for a small company just starting. This is not a risk I’m willing to take.
(iii) As a matter of fact, it is extremely important to be MQA approved as a number of companies get rebates from the HRDC when their employees follow MQA-approved courses. It is as if the Government of Mauritius is subsidizing a substantial part of the cost. I have submitted both courses for approval and I believe that everything will be OK by next week i.e. before the courses start. Incidentally, there won’t be any “examination” at the end of the course. Instead, trainees will be encouraged to sit for the LPIC-1 or Comptia Linux+ exams in any VUE or Prometric center (e.g. the University of Mauritius) on a voluntary basis and at their own cost. In the long run, Knowledge Seven Ltd may become an examination center but there are a lot of cost implications that I need to study first.
I believe Rs.15k is too cheap for the value that in return people will gain… pffft people don’t realize the value of things… after all i believe its collections of years of stuffs, 15k sounds more than ok!
why would someone want to learn Linux?
Ask Google or Amazon :-)
Is it possible to have a look at the syllabus.
You have everything (including the detailed syllabus and pricing information) on our website: http://www.knowledge7.com. Feel free to contact me for more info.
And where in Mauritius, is Linux driving enterprises, or is in part of their IT insfractructure??
I’ve observed that Linux is used by a lot of Mauritian companies because of Oracle. So it would seem that Linux is “only” part of the overall IT infrastructure. But I have also noticed that lately some companies (including Knowledge Seven Ltd) are using Linux strategically e.g. as a means to offer high-tech services based on open standards and without having to pay for license fees.
pls advise me course start dates as I need some planning beforehand and pls send the information on my mail, thank you.
I’ll do that Shakil. As soon as I finalise the dates for the next Linux training (at the beginning of 2010), I’ll let you know.