Engels started playing with Linux® in 1991 and obtained his Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified Instructor (RHCI), and Red Hat Certified Examiner (RHCX) certifications in 2002. He is in charge of Bluepoint's Total Linux®, Linux Kernel Internals®, Perl & Python Programming, and Extreme PHP curriculum and instruction development.
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Richard Keech, RHCE, RHCX conducted my RHCE, RHCI, and RHCX training & certification in his capacity as Red Hat Asia-Pacific's Chief Instructor. Before we parted ways, he congratulated me for becoming the first Filipino RHCX. I told him that I was trained by the best.
In loving memory of CPT Mario B. Mortega Sr., USAFFE, VET (1920-2004)
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007, 4:30 PMIt has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sometimes, imitation is the sincerest form of robbery as well. You decide:
Magie received an inquiry from a potential Extreme PHP student earlier today. Why was Bluepoint's PHP course outline exactly like what a multinational training company sent him, minus section VI onwards? Furthermore, this "Authority, Model and PRIMEMOVER in the I.T. Training and Educational systems" was offering the course for half our price. Did we copy their course outline?
Entschuldigen Sie mich, but we own and produce all of our course materials. We spend countless hours developing, updating, and refining them. Various organizations have been using (and passing off as their own) Bluepoint's curricula, courseware, manuals, and course outlines (sometimes down to typo errors) without permission or credit for years!
But I was still surprised when this particular IT school's PHP course outline was faxed to us. It was a verbatim copy of what Vip and I created 6 years ago, formatting and all!
Income derived from all courses offered by Bluepoint Institute are used to provide scholarships, free training and technical assistance to Bluepoint Foundation's beneficiaries. The more students we lose to cheap copycats, the less beneficiaries we are able to help.
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