ross e. brunson
ross at brunson.org
Thu Nov 10 19:34:58 EST 2005
On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 14:51 -0800, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> LPI isn't interested in money or they'd be doing training.
> So this is a non-consideration.
Uhh, I have always said that the reason LPI didn't do training is that
they recognized that vendors that DO training ALWAYS conflict with their
partners, which Microsoft has done with tragic and predictable results
at times, and even my employer is extremely careful of the partners, so
much that we don't even offer public classes of our Linux System
Administration track, all the links point to partners.
> Here's a thought ... is it better to take 10+ exams from one
> vendor, or take 10+ exams from a host of vendors -- going
> through the professional level but avoiding the specialties?
Depends on if you own stock in the one company, or in Prometric and VUE!
> So LPI's "branching out" isn't going to get it more
> candidates. In fact, it's just going to get it more
> headaches/load for the same number of candidates.
Yeah, I think that I am less worried about the adoption of LPI in Outer
Mongolia and Estonia(props to my homies in those regions, just giving
Madagascar a break...) than I am in the corporate boardrooms of the
Sometimes I just want us to pick a focus and stay the course, if the
goal is world-wide adoption, then kick the Affiliates in the ass and get
that going, but let's not neglect the most prolific market in the world,
particularly when we have so much competition here. (Yeah yeah, I know
that's an American-centric point of view, but geo-locate MY IP address
and you'll see why.)
(Whew, that came out a little spicy, everyone who's involved in those
activities should not feel any of it is aimed at anyone in particular,
just some frustration with not getting LPI the majority of the share we
deserve her in the Good Ole US of A.)
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