IA University is offering very high quality free Ignition training online. I think, Ignition Education license would be the next best thing that could happen. India and China are huge markets for Education license. India produces around 4 million engineering and science graduates every year apart from millions of high school graduates. 100’s of automation schools are offering job oriented training courses across the nation. They all need an affordable, powerful platform for their business.
Non-transferable, single user Ignition Education (non-commercial) license, renewable every 24 months — USD 99/-
License is valid for learning, teaching and educational institutions only. I can see a huge potential in Indian subcontinent + China.
Why people would pay for something when they can download Ignition and get 2 hours run time license for free?.
Students and programmers want to showcase their skills on the web 24x7 to create opportunities. Educational Institutions need a serious commitment from IA to structure their training courses accordingly. When they pay, they feel that they have a right to do business. They don’t want to restart Ignition every 2 hours.
We must keep in mind that Educational institutions, trainers and teachers are the one who are going to create respect and recognition for “Ignition certified professionals” in the job market. They can tell the employers, “an Ignition certified candidate can work on any SCADA. He can work on Linux, Python and Java too. You get 3 for the price of 1”.
Spread Ignition. Make Ignition ubiquitous. Create millions of jobs and opportunities. What do you think?.