Under IBM’s Academic Initiative program, a three days training on DB2 Academic Associate Certification was conducted for the students of FAST NU Karachi recently. The DB2 certification program teaches relational database concepts while also providing students with critical, hands-on database skills on IBM’s DB2 9.7 and Data Studio software.
The basic idea behind this activity was to overcome skill shortage and to produce certified resources for IBM’s products. It’s a win-win situation through which students can increase their employability for IBM’s technology, while IBM wants to build the technical skills in order to bridge the gap between market demand and available resources.
Students were trained on practical usage of DB2. Candidates who passed the certification exam are allowed to submit their resume in IBM’s student opportunity system (SOS) database, which in turn allows IBM managers to search their resumes and gives the students more employability for the cutting edge technology.
This, free of cost, skill building classroom session, held on 31 December, 2011 was attended by 120 students.
This course is for undergraduate computer science or computer engineering students who have taken (or are concurrently taking) a relational database course. Graduate students in engineering or business who already have relational database knowledge and instructors who teach the course can also take this course and the certification exam. This program is exclusively for the academic community and offers certification exams for those who attended the course. A video version of the course content is available at db2university.com.
DB2 database software offers industry leading performance, scale, and reliability on your choice of platform from Linux, Unix and Windows to z/OS. DB2 has a long history and is considered the first database product to use SQL (also developed by IBM).