IBM Offers Assessment Exams

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Get ready to get certified! IBM’s DB2 Certification free electronic
voucher program will be active in April. What does that mean? If you can
score at least 75 percent on a DB2 assessment exam, which can be found
at
http://certify.torolab.ibm.com/icetest.jsp, you will get a free
voucher to take the certification exam. The program will be available in
April, June, August, October and November 2002.

 

 

The offer is only good during the months given, and candidates are
required to use their vouchers before the expiration date. You can only
get one voucher during each offering month. If you fail the exam or if
you want to take multiple exams, you’ll have to wait until the next
offering month to qualify for another voucher.

 

 

The following exams are covered by this offer:

 

 

 

  • Exam #512: DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Fundamentals Exam
  • Exam #513: DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administration on UNIX, Windows
    and OS/2 Exam
  • Exam #514: DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Application Development Exam
  • Exam #516: DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administration for OS/390 Exam

 

 

Taking exam #512 qualifies you as an IBM Certified Specialist – DB2 V7.1
User, a certification for those with knowledge of basic to intermediate
daily administration, SQL, packaging and installation of DB2 Universal
Database V7.1, creating databases and database objects and database
security and transaction isolation. Exam #512 is also a prerequisite for
the IBM Certified Solutions Expert certification tracks.

 

 

Take Exam #512 and Exam #513 to earn your IBM Certified Solutions Expert
– DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administration for UNIX, Windows and OS/2
credential. Or, take Exam #513 and Exam #516 to earn the IBM Certified
Solutions Expert – DB2 UDB V7.1 Database Administration for OS/390
certification. Both of these credentials are designed for professionals
who are familiar with DB2 Universal Database V7.1 and can handle the
intermediate to advanced tasks required in daily administration of DB2
instances and databases.

 

 

Finally, you can take Exam #512 and Exam #514 to earn the IBM Certified
Solutions Expert – DB2 UDB V7.1 Family Application Development
credential. This certification is designed for professionals who are
skilled with DB2 Universal Database V7.1 and can perform intermediate to
advanced tasks required to design and develop DB2 UDB applications.

 

 

For more information on IBM’s voucher program, see
http://www.ibm.com/certify/certs/db2voucher.shtml.

 

The Government Gives Techies a Break

 

 

Good news for IT professionals and IT companies: On March 9, 2002,
President George W. Bush signed the Job Creation and Worker Assistance
Act of 2002 into law. This Act has two provisions in particular that
will benefit IT professionals. First of all, it gives unemployed workers
an additional 13 weeks of benefits. Second, it allows for an extra 30
percent depreciation deduction on qualified business expenditures,
including IT equipment, for purchases made after Sept. 10, 2001 and
before Sept. 11, 2004. In addition, the Act will help speed up economic
recovery in New York City by increasing small-business expensing
allowances to $35,000 for companies located there.

 

 

Several IT organizations worked on getting the Act onto the President’s
desk for his signature. The Computing Technology Industry Association
(CompTIA) and the Alliance for Small Business Investment in Technology
(ASBIT) put forth their efforts to get the Act through Congress. And the
Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) also urged passage
of the Act.

 

 

The additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits are good news for IT
professionals who’ve felt the economic crunch. Hiring has definitely
slowed in the past six months, and for those who’ve lost their jobs,
additional unemployment benefits can help see them through to their next
position. IT professionals can use those extra 13 weeks to complete
training (and certification!) that will make them more competitive in
the job market.

 

 

And according to Harris N. Miller, president of ITAA, the extra 30
percent depreciation deduction on qualified business expenditures will
spur growth in the IT industry. IT spending growth has slowed in the
past year, and this action will allow those who buy IT a quicker
depreciation of those assets—in a time frame more in line with the
“actual useful life of those investments,” said Miller.

 

 

To find out more about CompTIA’s public policy efforts, check out
http://www.comptia.org/publicpolicy. And for more about the ITAA, see
http://www.itaa.org.

 

 

Brainbench Issues a Worldwide Report Card for IT Certification

 

 

A new report from Brainbench gives details on how many certified IT
professionals there are in various U.S. cities and throughout the world.
Leading the United States in technical certifications on the Brainbench
Global IT IQ Report is the San Francisco metro area. And the United
States leads the world for IT IQ, with India coming in at a relatively
close second.

 

 

The report shows data relating to concentrations of IT skills in
countries throughout the world as well as within major metropolitan
areas in the United States for the year ending Dec. 31, 2001. For the
U.S. portion of the report, Brainbench looked to its database of nearly
5 million tests and certificatio
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