Global Center for Smarter Analytics Instructor Training by IBM (Predictive Analytics) - Luzon - 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 Predictive 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.

The training is designed to demonstrate to predictive analytics through SPSS modeler. The course covers pre-modeling activities such as data cleaning and balancing as well as data reduction. Different modeling methods such as decision trees, rule induction, neural networks, support vector machine, and linear regression are covered in this training.

The training covers part of the topics that are included in the certification exam Test BAS-010: IBM SPSS Modeler Professional v2 (IBM Certified Specialist - SPSS Modeler Professional v2)

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 “(SP0A002) Introduction to IBM SPSS Modeler and Data Mining”.
3. Download the materials.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 3 for "(SP0A032) Predictive Modeling with IBM SPSS Modeler"


IMPORTANT DATES to note:
April 30, 2013: Last day of registration
May 3, 2013: Announcement of qualified participants (Final selection solely done by IBM)
May 14 to 17, 2013: Actual training date
Note: The original schedule of May 13 to 17 is changed to May 14 to 17 due to National Elections.

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 (Predictive Analytics) Inquiry).

    Choose whether you plan to become an IBM Academic Instructor or Evangelist for Predictive Analytics

    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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    Conditions for Attendees of the Training

    Accomplishment and submission of this application form means that you agree with ALL of the following: • I understand and agree with the • MOU for IBM Academic Instructor (for those who chose Option A) • MOU for IBM Academic Evangelist (for those who chose Option B) • I understand and agree with the IBM Agreement for IBM Academic Initiative • I agree to sign the • MOU for IBM Academic Instructor (for those who chose Option A) if am chosen to become an IBM Academic Instructor • MOU for IBM Academic Evangelist (for those who chose Option B) if am chosen to become an IBM Academic Evangelist Note: IBM will provide hardcopies of the MOUs on the first day of the training to be signed by the participants. • I can attend the IBM Academic Evangelist/Instructor training from May 13 to 17, 2013 to be held at IBM Innovation Center (UP Ayala TechnoHub, Commonwealth, Quezon City) • I will download the materials needed for the training before the actual training date Note: to access the courseware: 1. Go to https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/devtool/scholar/web/coursewarePickPage.do?source=ai-course-bao 2. Click “(SP0A002) Introduction to IBM SPSS Modeler and Data Mining”. 3. Download the materials. 4. Repeat steps 1 and 3 for "(SP0A032) Predictive Modeling with IBM SPSS Modeler" • I satisfy the following prerequisite for this training: • basic computer knowledge, basic mathematics, basic statistics • My school has at least one computer laboratory with the following specification (or higher): • Dual core processor • 20 GB available HD space • 2GB RAM • Windows XP • VERY IMPORTANT: I will request for the IBM SPSS Modeler through IBM's SPSS Mining in Academia Program (MAP) immediately after submitting this application form. The MAP program provides a no-cost access to advanced data mining and text mining technologies. Link to request for SPSS Modeler through MAP: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss/academic/programs/map.html
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