I have a math degree from University of Waterloo..... and many of the courses that I took way back then used IBM software and / or hardware to teach the concepts. I remember using SQL/DS on VM/CMS to learn about database concepts. We also had a lab filled with Mac Pluses... and I owned one myself, so the school didn't focus on mainframe even back then :)
IBM and higher education institutes continue to work together as can be seen in this announcement about IBM And DeVry University Launch New Enterprise Computing Track:
The new track will provide students with critical computing skills designed to meet the increased demands of IBM clients and Business Partners. The new Enterprise Computing track is planned to be available to DeVry University students beginning in March 2009.
DeVry University is a member of IBM's Academic Initiative where faculty members worldwide can access more than 1,000 other hardware, software and services training resources at no cost.
If you are a member of ChannelDB2 you'll notice that Agatha Colangelo and Raul Chong are making excellent progress in building ambassadors at universities around the world.
If you are looking for a book that would be helpful at a university level... here are my suggestions:
Database Design* Physical Database Design: the database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more
Advanced Topics* Enterprise Master Data Management – An Architectural Perspective* Understanding DB2 9 Security * Mining the Talk: Unlocking the Business Value in Unstructured Information * Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide * Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence
Database Concepts* DB2 9 New Features * DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep * Understanding DB2 9.5 * Administering Informix Dynamic Server, Building the Foundation * Beginning DB2: From Novice to Professional* An Introduction to IMS(TM): Your Complete Guide to IBM's Information Management System* The Official Introduction to DB2 for z/OS (2nd Edition)
Certification* DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide * DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep * DB2 9 DB2 z/OS DBA Certification Study Guide * DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731 * DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736 * DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734
Database Programmer* Building an Intelligent Web: Theory and Practice * DB2 for Developers
Technical WritingDeveloping Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors (2nd Edition)
Web DesignBuilding an Intelligent Web: Theory and Practice
SOA* SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility* Executing SOA: A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect* Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Compass: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap
Marketing* The New Language of Marketing 2.0: How to Use ANGELS to Energize Your Market* Search Engine Marketing, Inc., 2nd Ed.
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I blogged about IBM DB2 Gaming last month, and when at the IDUG Athens conference last week, I handed out many DVDs that contain these games. I hope all those who received a DVD find it useful.
One of the suggestions I made to the attendees last week is that the games can be suitable for a teenaged audience. I was part of the pilot team and personally taught a classroom full of high-school students using the DB2 Detective Game. I was very pleased to see the awe in the students at the end of the session with comments like "oh, that's a database!" or "SQL is REALLY powerful". I hope you have similar experiences with either teenagers or new employees. Please let me know your experiences.
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