IBM Academic Initiative Program provides the sponsorship for students to self study and sit for the following certification test:
IBM Certified Associate Developer - Rational Application Developer V8
This certification targets entry level developers. This certification requires product knowledge and practical experience with IBM Rational Application Developer v8. It is intended for new adopters of IBM Rational Application Developer v8, specifically professionals and students entering into Web and Java EE development using IBM products. Please refer to the the following link to know more details about this certification:
The normal price for this certification is around USD100. IBM will sponsor the students to sit for this certification test for FREE for the first time. If you fail and want to re-sit this test, you only need to pay USD30 (student price). All the local and international students are welcomed to take this certification.
I need to give lead time of 6 weeks to raise necessary approvals. As a result, I need to confirm the number of students and when to take the test at least 6 weeks before the test. For those students who are interested, please register your interest here before 24 May 2013:
https://docs.google.com/a/um.edu.my/sp ... FhGRXFsRDRHTlVmZ0FwZmc6MQ
Number of questions: 60
Time allowed in minutes: 75
Required passing score: 60%
Test languages: English
The test consists of seven sections containing a total of approximately 60 multiple-choice questions. The percentages after each section title reflect the approximate distribution of the total question set across the sections.
Please refer to the following link to see the test details, test objectives, suggested training for self study and sample tests:
Online resource for self study: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks. ... tracts/sg247835.html?Open