I am delighted to announce to the world the official launching of the Knowledge7 website. Our company aims to be a professional-level Open Source Software & Linux service provider solving real problems that our clients face in their day-to-day business.
Wish us luck 🙂
in fact wish you good luck … you once kindly gave Linux Ubuntu software .. lol .. nice
Hope your price are affordable
Hi Anonymous 🙂
Thanks for being the first ever contributor to this blog. Thanks for your kind words. Don’t worry about the prices. They’ll be competitive.
congrats for launching this new company. i wish it well.
how long does it take to be trained (level 1, 2)?
do you cater for exams as well?
what is the price (do provide an approximate price) for linux training 1 ,2?
Rs. 50K? for 1? Rs. 100 K for both? give us something! any discounts for say students under 25? or students above 60?
assume someone is an enthusiast and has already gone through level 1 more or less – can he go to level 2 but obtain a free and short recap for level 1?
shall i become a communist if i become trained for linux?
1 more question – why linux consultancy? though your open source apps/framework run on linux, why not call it systems consultancy or open source consultancy?
I will shortly add all required information to the website including the pricing. We will start the training activities as soon as we get an approval from the Mauritius Qualifications Authority.
You are right. We will do Open Source Software (including Linux) consultancy. We chose the name “Linux consultancy” because we believe that, initially, most of our potential customers who need consultancy services are planning to deploy industrial grade applications (Oracle et al) on Linux servers and they require Linux expertise which they currently lack.
[As for becoming a communist, I don’t think so. Linus Torvalds isn’t a communist. Why would you become one?]
Hi Mr. Meetoo,
I’m Shailen Sobhee and I was your student in CS at UoM. I’m pleased to hear about your enterprise.
By the way, I thought you would be moving to North America in a view to teach in a university there.
Any INITIAL ESTIMATE for the price for the training.
Any INITIAL ESTIMATE for the amount of time it takes to get trained?
If a company comes to you and wants to deploy Compiere onto Windows (because it already has licenses), will you be refusing it?
Linux makes people communists who share everything.
Thanks Shailen. Yeah. I’ve changed my mind about the USA… for now 🙂
You wrote: “If a company comes to you and wants to deploy Compiere onto Windows (because it already has licenses), will you be refusing it?”
Yes. As we don’t have expertise in Compiere yet.
Is the part on communists supposed to be funny?
“Is the part on communists supposed to be funny?”
yes. i forgot to add the :p emoticon.
thanks for info. you’ve your first student – me. i’ll wait for the launch of k7 (amd :p nah) and register 🙂 i hope you cater for exams.
will you allow people to register on your drupal so that everybody isn’t an anonymous person?
What is the min. age of the person to attend the courses? Will you be having a Linux initiation course for the very young (12-15)? It may beneficial to the community. Maybe you could have those as part of a promotional opening?
There is no age limit for attending the courses.
We won’t offer exams (initially.) Instead we’ve designed Linux Level 1 to cover (more) what is required to sit for LPI Exam 101 and Linux Level 2 to cover (more) what is required for exam 102. Both exams can be done in any Prometric or VUE center (like the University of Mauritius) and if one succeeds then he/she is a LPIC-1 holder.
In the future, we will add one additional Linux course (Level 3) which will allow attendees to sit for exams 201 and 202 and hence potentially become a LPIC-2 holder.
We will offer Certificates of Attendance though.
“We will offer Certificates of Attendance though.”
of no real value on the work market unless we give a demo of our skills live which is difficult 🙁 it’s a real downer 🙁 please, don’t let students down – they need their RHL Certificate, etc.
The MQA forces all training institutions to give a Certificate of Attendance to trainees. That’s what we are doing.
We also will encourage our trainees who have gone through both Linux training to sit for the 101 and 102 LPI exams in a Prometric or VUE center (like the UoM) to earn a LPIC-1 certification. We won’t offer this facility ourselves because it does not make business sense for us to replicate what already exists in Mauritius (and it has too many cost implications.)
As for RHL Certificates, I am sorry to say that becoming a Red Hat Certified Training Centre is way too expensive for Knowledge7 for the time being. It is possible (and I’ve made some preliminary contacts) that we become one in a few years… but not now.
As a matter of fact, a Red Hat training costs $2000 approximately (Rs. 65,000.) I don’t think students can afford such costs. And don’t forget that what is important is Knowledge and not pieces of paper.
thx for reply.
i understand. is lpic recognised?
“And don’t forget that what is important is Knowledge and not pieces of paper.”
tell that to the recruiting hr services of companies. they suck.
Of course. LPIC-1 is well regarded (and the price for the two exams is very affordable compared to other Linux exams). That’s why I’ve designed Linux Level 1 and Level 2 to cover everything which is required to sit for the two LPIC-1 exams (101 and 102.) Check the Linux Professional Institute website for more information.
Hi cheers for your new company!
I’ll write something about it on my blog later!
It’s quite intrusting to see a company offering linux support only.
Well very likely I have some questions
-Are the courses suitable for a newbie?
-Who’s gonna teach the course? Is that you Mr Avinash Meetoo?
-As a professional that you are, can you tell me what job prospect there is after completion of each level course?
-What’s the duration of each course?What do you mean by 5×6? Can each course be finished in a week?
-How about the mode of payment? Are there credit facilities?
-What’s next after LPIC-3?
:p what’s with all the communist and stuffs :p
lmao @ avinash, be afraid be very afraid of those who asks for discounts..LOL
you are planning on having “making of device drivers” courses also [would be very interested and interested to join 😀
(1) Yes. Linux Level 1 is suitable for beginners (especially if I am teaching the course 🙂
(2) Initially yes.
(3) You’ll be a better system administrator.
(4) The duration is 30 hours. Based on my experience, it’s better that a professional course be intensive hence 5 days of 6 hours i.e. one whole week.
(5) Our policy is to ask for payment before the beginning of the course (i.e. on registration.) We do not offer credit facilities but we’ll be MQA approved and, therefore, you could ask for partial reimbursement from the HRDC.
hi,can you please tell me what qualification i must have to join .i mean linux level 1
You don’t need to meet any special requirements. You must be fairly comfortable with a PC. That’s all.
Yumn Zaynah says
Hi Mr Meetoo,
Congratulations for your new business venture…
As an ex-UoM Communication student(not to say that i was Mrs Christina’s student), i would like to comment on the logo of Knowledge7… Surprisingly, the 7 gives the impression of 7 on a Boeing airplane. The design path of the 7 quite represents that of a tarmac…
Well, Well i don’t know your corporate guidelines for the logo and the tagline but surely and certainly The 7 is set to fly…
Have a nice day. Cheers.
I never thought of that. Maybe you’re onto something here.