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Tectonic: LPI Exam Prices May Triple in SA

May 06, 2006, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exams could cost more than R900 [€117/C$165] per exam in South Africa by next year--about three times the current local price of R300 [€39/C$55]--if the Canadian-based organisation forces South Africa to adopt its standard global price.

"Earlier this year, the LPI announced a price hike that established a global 'benchmark' exam price of 150 US dollars (R900) per exam. In its press release, the Institute said it would keep with its tradition of 'local and regional responsiveness' with regards to pricing, raising hopes that South Africans could benefit from subsidised rates..."

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