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Giving money back to LPI achievers

By   |  September 22, 2006

The Geek Freedom League is making good on its promise to refund Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam fees to 50 geeks who have successfully completed a Level 1 certification.

Geeks will have to prove they passed both exams (i.e 101 and 102) by either forwarding an email from the LPI confirming their certification, or sending a fax or scan of the certificates they received, to GFL co-ordinator Eric Andrews.

Only the first 50 GFL members to send their details to the Freedom League will qualify for the refund. “It’s a nice way of getting that R550 back. Where else can you do exams for free?” says Andrews.

“If you’ve done your LPI certification in South Africa, and it was in the last 12 months, I’m willing to refund you your money,” he says.

Meanwhile, the GFL’s next round of LPI exams will include both Level 1 and Level 2 exams.

The exams will be held in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Mokopane and Pretoria between September 29 and October 6. (More details are available on the LPI website.)

“Our main concern is to get as many people LPI certified as possible before the price increase next year,” says Andrews. “We have got the LPI to commit to giving Level 2 exams on paper, and apparently we’re the only country that this is available to at the moment.”

Andrews will also offer the same refund to 15 people who have Level 2 certification.

He says some venues are still unconfirmed, and is asking for help in finding locations to hold the exams. “We’re desperately looking for venues. We need guys to help us find venues in Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth.”

However, Andrews says all the exams will take place. “The tickets have been booked and the hotels have been confirmed,” he says. “It’s now up to the guys who want to be certified to come out and do the exams.”

Andrews has also offered some links to free LPI notes that have been recommended by fellow geeks:


One Response to “Giving money back to LPI achievers”

  1. Oscar Reitsma
    September 22nd, 2006 @ 12:00 am

    I wrote the LPI 101 & 102 exams on the last run, and I must admit, the organisation was great. Well done to Eric and the other people of the GFL for offering the opportunity! I also urge anyone who is thinking about writing their LPI\’s to do so!

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