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Information Management Academic Community Updates
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I am excited to note that the new DB2 Academic Associate Certification exam, the 302 exam, is now available in Chinese! It is already available in Portuguese, and Spanish will be available soon! For more details on this program, check out: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/events/db2academiccertification/index.html
Are you a University Ambassador covering the Information Management portfolio? If so, here is a short (10 question) survey to help evaluate the current program for the ambassador community as well as for the university. Participate and help shape the programs in the future. Here is a link to the survey, for those who fit into this category: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WY7Q7YB
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I received an exciting email today with some information on an exciting new award program. Help me spread the word to the university community.
As IBM continues into the "Decade of Smart", IDR's role to ensure skills are being developed to help our clients create, implement and drive a Smarter Planet has never been more important. Developing this talent starts with partnering with universities to develop the "T-shaped" skills for the 21st century to produce a more competitive workforce. To this end, we are announcing the first industry-focused 2010 Innovation Awards (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/university/innovation/index.html) to develop Smarter Planet curriculum. Have a look at the details of the program at this web site.
Entries can be entered in the following categories:
Healthcare Industry Skills Innovation Award
Transportation Industry Skills Innovation Award
Smarter Cities Skills Award
Key dates - deadline times are 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time
Carefully note deadlines!
August 24, 2010 Online submission opens. Email requests for proposal submitted before this date will be rejected.
September 21, 2010 Midnight deadline for initiating a nomination.
September 28, 2010 Midnight deadline for submitting a proposal.
November 4, 2010 Award winners notified by e-mail.
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The new DB2 Academic Associate certification exam for DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX and Windows is now
translated to Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. Proctors desiring one of the translated
exams should mention the specific language requirement when they request the the codes
or the exam.
An additional improvement to the teaching materials for the course is a script to match
the course workbook to help guide new teachers for this course.
for additional information about the certification course and exam and the special
offers for 2010.
Glad to report on a new Informix Redbook: IBM Informix Developer's Handbook: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/sg247884.html
It's a great guide to the many different interfaces for application development on Informix. It covers Java, ESQL/C, OLE DB, .NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails, DataBlade®, and Hibernate. Check it out!