by: Celesamae T. Vicente

Thirteen out of 14 students (or a 93% passing rate) of the School of Computer Studies (SCS) passed the IBM DB2 Academic Associates Certification Exam given last November 16, 2012 at Capitol University, Cagayan De Oro City.

Twenty faculty members from various colleges and universities in Region 10 also passed the same certification exam.

The MSU-IIT students who passed the exams were: Adrian Sangil, Abdul Raheem Magarang, Femarie Joy Manga, Keith Joshua Laganao, Diorey Potestas, Helaryn Dumalagan, James Asencion, Nathalie Ina Roa, Guy Irene Asidoy, Jon Michael Danao, Czareannah Villanca, Renalyn Mae Banawa, and Myzah Jane Sagaral.

The DB2 Academic Associate Program is a worldwide database management program initiated by IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) for universities to set a universal standard of knowledge on relational database concepts on IBM’s DB2 and Data Studio software. It also includes modules on Structured Query Language, Database Objects, Database Security, DB2 Back-up and Recovery, Troubleshooting, and DB2 Application Development.

MSU-IIT Info Tech Professor Manuel C. Cabido, also the IBM DB2 Academic Associate Instructor for Region 10, conducted the program attended by the different schools in Region 10 among them La Salle University (Ozamis City), the MSU-IIT, and Capitol University (Cagayan de Oro City). Stiff entrance requirements preceded acceptance to the course which cost a hefty US$200.00 per participant (however waived by IBM Philippines for the qualified trainees).

Two SCS faculty members passed an earlier exam held last May 25, 2012: Prof. Lomesindo T. Caparida, Ph.D, and Prof. Romelyn I. Ungab.

Ten B.S. Information Technology students of the MSU-IIT were the first batch certified for the program (exam: November 8, 2011). All ten passed the exams: Khesia Dajao, Maria Josphine J. Limpahan, Maria Nessan Matalines, Rogelyn Naranjo, Kathreen M. Poculan, Rosel P. Sabado, Jerould Kent H. Salarza, Tuesday Mae B. Cabido, Maricor Dumaguin, and Dionalyn Benigra.

Topics : information technology