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Sybase Professional Certification

Sybase Professional Certification

I'd like to share some exciting changes to the Sybase Professional Certification Program and to apprise you of the release of our latest exams.Sybase Professional Certification, the ninth largest IT certification program of its kind, started in 1994. We have had over 28,000 PowerBuilder and 12,000 Adaptive Server Enterprise program participants. There are over 10,000 Sybase professionals worldwide.

In the increasingly competitive IT industry, Sybase certified professionals are in more demand than ever. Terence Chue, a principal consultant at Sybase, says, "There are a lot of people out there who claim on their resumes to know more than they actually do. Certification gives credibility to potential employees. Certification provides a measurable level of competency."

During the coming months, we are looking forward to the release of the PowerBuilder 8 certification exams and Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 exams. Both exams should be available by August for TechWave 2001.

JavaOne, in June, will bring EAServer back to center stage. Sybase will demo a beta version of 4.0 at TechWave with the GA release date of 4.0 at the end of August. We will follow up with a certification exam for our industry-leading application server this fall.

With you, the Sybase professional, in mind, we have focused on increased efficiency and improved customer service and have implemented the following changes to our professional certification program:

1. Sybase Certification Management System (SCMS): The Sybase Pro- fessional Certification Program has been streamlined with the implementation of the Sybase Certification Management System (SCMS). The SCMS is a one-of-a-kind online service that allows candidates to update their demographic information, view their test history, and check their certification progress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This site can be accessed at www.galton.com/~sybase/. If you haven't already, log on to the system and update your profile, so your name will appear in the Sybase Professional Directory.

2. Certification Packages: The Sybase Professional Certification Program has automated the generation of certification packages. Now you can expect your Certificate to arrive at your doorstep within two weeks of taking your exam.

3. Worldwide availability: Sybase Pro- fessional Certification exams are available throughout the world, from Harare, Zimbabwe, to Tokyo, Japan. A worldwide pricing structure, based on local economies, has been adopted.

4. Practice exams: Currently available for Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.0, PowerBuilder 7.0, SQL Anywhere, and EAServer. EP Practice Exams to be released by the end of April.

5. Start-up kits: To help you begin your certification process.

6. Sybase Education ProPass: The most comprehensive training available for certification, packaged for your convenience.

During the past several months, we have been developing professional certification exams to support our latest product releases and some industry initiatives. Below is a summary of the status of each exam:

  1. PowerBuilder 7.0: The PowerBuilder 7.0 Associate and Professional exams are available. PowerBuilder 8 exams will be available by August for TechWave 2001.
  2. Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.0: The Associate and Professional exams are available. ASE 12.5 exams will be available by August for TechWave 2001.
  3. SQL Anywhere: The SQL Anywhere exam is available.
  4. EAServer: Sybase's Internet Applications Division showcases its EAServer product with an Associate certification exam that is available, and is also part of the jCert Initiative. You can view details of this effort at www.jcert.org.
  5. Enterprise Portal Developer- Associate: The certification exam is available.
I invite you to share our vision. Certification means a smarter, better- prepared, and more marketable workforce. So get smart, get powered and get certified today. Visit our Web site at www.sybase.com/education/PROF-CERT. t

More Stories By Brant Stevens

Brant Stevens has managed the Sybase Professional Certification program, one of the oldest and largest programs in the IT industry, for two years. He is also on the jCert board of directors and is a member of CEdMA.

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