Global Center for Smarter Analytics Instructor Training by IBM (Business Intelligence/Descriptive Analytics) - Luzon - April-May 2013

This training program is an IBM Academic Initiative in partnership with PSITE that produces IBM Academic Evangelists and Instructors in the field of Business Intelligence/Descriptive Analytics—a building block for Smarter Analytics.

In line with the MOU signed by the Commission on Higher Education and IBM Philippines in December 2012, this training is a key component of the Smarter Analytics Education Masterplan that will catapult the Philippines towards becoming home to top consulting, technical and support skills for the sales, solutioning and delivery of advanced business analytics globally.

This training is designed to demonstrate to attendees descriptive analytics through Cognos Framework Manager and Report Studio tools. The training demonstrates the creation of a model that allows operational database to be viewed and used easily for reporting. Creating reports such as list, crosstab, map, and charts are covered in this training. It also covers report enhancement such as filters, prompts, drill-through, and drill-up/drill-down.

The training also prepares attendees for the following certification titles/exams:
1. IBM Certified Designer - Cognos 10 BI Reports (Test COG-612: IBM Cognos 10 BI Author)
2. IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI Metadata Models (Test COG-632: IBM Cognos 10 BI Metadata Model Developer)

Course materials that will be used for this training can be downloaded through the IBM Academic Initiative website:
1. Go to https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/devtool/scholar/web/coursewarePickPage.do?source=ai-course-bao
2. Click “(B5160) Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports V10.1”.
3. Download the materials.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 3 for "(B5152) Cognos Framework Manager: Design Metadata Models V10.1"


IMPORTANT DATES to note:
April 10, 2013: Last day of registration
April 15, 2013: Announcement of qualified participants (Final selection solely done by IBM)
April 29 to May 3, 2013: Actual training date (including May 1)

Venue: IBM Innovation Center (UP Ayala TechnoHub, Commonwealth, Quezon City)

IMPORTANT: Before proceeding with accomplishing this application form, please read the following:
a. MOU for IBM Academic Instructor
Link to MOU: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0By1q7MlbSrJZVl9NS3dJRjNLMUk/edit?usp=sharing

b. MOU for IBM Academic Evangelist (for faculty members belonging to a PSITE member institution only)
Link to MOU: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0By1q7MlbSrJZdUNQUHlHNUVlb0k/edit?usp=sharing

c. IBM Agreement for IBM Academic Initiative
Link to Agreement: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0By1q7MlbSrJZdVF5QWdQWkVSOVdTSXRGVmJickZUQQ

For any questions, please e-mail pantolav@ph.ibm.com (use the subject heading IBM Academic Instructor/Evangelist (Business Intelligence) Inquiry).

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    Note: a. IBM Academic Instructors are responsible for cascading the training to their students. b. IBM Academic Evangelists are responsible for cascading the training to their students and other teachers in their region. c. IBM Academic Evangelists will be given an honorarium when they cascade the training to other teachers in their region (refer to MOU for details) d. Please refer to the MOU for a detailed description of the responsibilities of IBM Academic Instructor and Evangelist.
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