Does anyone else think Ubuntu Server Online Training costs far too much?

Nick Fox at
Sun Jun 7 02:27:04 UTC 2009

While the cost is allot, it is in line with the rest of the industry. Have a
look at other specialized training similar to this.

A few examples:

Red Hat Cert.
CISSP Boot Camps
MCSE Boot Camps
CCNA Boot Camps

In retrospect to these training sessions and others like them, its a
reasonable cost.


On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Luke L <lukehasnoname at> wrote:

> I've always thought the price of "official" training courses on
> technical skills for certifications was outrageous. However,
> Canonical's server training requires no hotel reservations. No travel
> on their end, either.
> I don't think Canonical needs to charge $2,200 per attendee on a 40
> hour course to cover costs and make some money. Many universities
> don't charge that much for a 3 credit hour semester long course. If
> Canonical made their services stand out as the best VALUE option for
> Linux systems, people will come in droves. The more enthusiasts and
> professionals you can put out that are certified (and truly qualified)
> to use and deploy Ubuntu Server, the better. You aren't going to get
> very many people outside large organizations to sign up for this, as
> Ubuntu skills aren't in nearly as much demand as other Linux systems.
> Something to consider is this:
> Short story: When Steam dropped the cost of a very successful game by
> 50%, its sales went through the roof. Now, Canonical is selling a
> service here, not software, so I appreciate the difference. However,
> the point remains (even without the example) that lower cost generally
> leads to greater demand. Charge a REASONABLE, AFFORDABLE price for a
> QUALITY product, and people will come.
> Finally, I cannot know the full costs to Canonical of hosting this
> program, I can only know that $2,200 is a lot of money. Companies
> don't always pay for training, you know.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, really. I would like any insight possible, I
> am just sharing my thoughts on the matter.
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