[lpi-discuss] Re: LPI offers free exams at LinuxWorld San
togo at of.net
Tue Aug 2 17:21:25 EDT 2005
Why does everybody think I'm a cheapskate?
I just wanted a straight answer.
And I'm certainly willing to pay full price. In fact, I'd
rather pay it straight to LPI than give VUE a cut.
According to ross e. brunson,
> That was a very even-handed and reasonable response. I would have just
> told him: "Lay off Scott and LPI, they're doing a great job providing
> exams for 1/2 price at events. Now go pony up for the other exam at a
> VUE center like the rest of humanity does."
> Thinking back a number of events, I don't recall there being 102 or 202
> offered at the shows. I might be wrong, I'm not at every show. Having
> performed a proctor's function before, I know how much trouble it takes
> to offer even a single exam, much less multiple exams. My previous org
> offered all 4 exams at a single show, and it almost killed us.
> In the proctor's position, if I could have given the exam, (either to be
> totally customer-focused or shut the guy up, whichever fit) I would, but
> that is a very stressful position and sometimes you have to rely on the
> rules as a point of law rather than a base set of guidelines.
> On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 08:27 -0700, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> > Scott Lamberton <scottl at lpi.org> wrote:
> > > If we are able to find a volunteer to "proctor" you during
> > > LSWF than a discounted PBT will be made available to you.
> > > NO PROMISES!
> > I think this is the _crux_ of any LPI response.
> > There is an "expectation" by some people that don't account
> > for all of the "volunteering" that is done by LPI and its
> > associates.
> > Based on just the previous correspondence in this thread, I
> > could easily see myself as a LPI volunteer and being
> > presented with unreasonable expectations in the middle of a
> > conference, resulting in the previous correspondence I've
> > seen here.
> > -- Bryan
> > P.S. Some people who know me on various technical list might
> > think I'm being a hypocrite on saying this, being that I've
> > been known to be "abrassive" to some in the past. But I
> > always try to take the time to understand why and how
> > organizations do things in the forefront of my mind. I.e.,
> > people who have had the greatest ... um, how can I say this
> > ... "difficulty" with myself are typically those who tend to
> > ... um, "not be understanding" of organizations, and the
> > reasons why they do what they do.
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