Under IBM’s Academic Initiative program, a three days training on DB2 Academic Association Certification was conducted for the students of FAST NU Karachi.
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 skil shortage and to produce certified resources for IBM’s products. It’s a win-win situation through which students can increase their employ ability for IBM’s technology, while IBM wants to build the technical skills in order to bridge the gap between market demand and available resouces.
Students were trained on practical usage of DB2. Candidates who passed the certification exam are allowed too submit their resume in IBM’s student opportunity system (SOS) database, which in turn allows UBM managers to search their resumes and gives the students more employ-ability for the cutting edge technology.
This, free of cost, skill building classroom session was held on December 31st, 2011 and 120 students attended it.