Saturday, October 24, 2009

Open Source University Meetup(Osum) and Sun Academic Initiative(SAI)

Osum and SAI brings special package for students, school/university's staff and teachers  for certification,training and learning materials

 Introduction to Osum
     OSUM Affiliate Group is an OSUM group that can receive support from Sun Microsystems. OSUM Group are the centralize place to join open source lovers and plan activities for Open Source Promotion in your Universities. OSUM often arranges Webinar or Technical Session for Student and also provides lot of other benefits too.

Osum Karachi Group
Osum Ned University Group
Osum Sir Syed University Group
Osum Fast Nu Group
Osum Maju University Group
If your university is not register with Osum ,Go register your Group.

Introduction to SAI
   Through Sun Academic Initiative (SAI),Students are able to get free web-based training on Sun technologies and master the skills to fast-track their career. Leverage Sun's industry leading expertise and latest innovations to expand your knowledge of these leading technologies:

* Java technology
* Solaris OS system administration
* Java Enterprise System infrastructure products
* StarOffice productivity suite

What does SAI offer?
Program Offerings As a Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) Program participant, students, faculty and staff will receive the following:
Free access to an extensive portfolio of Web-based courses through SAI Learning Connection
Free Web-based ePractice Certification Exams
Discount for Certification Exams
Who can  use thes benefits

According to SAI
The SAI exam voucher program is open to all students, faculty, and staff of educational institutions.   Students who have graduated from an educational institution within the past six months are also eligible.  In order to participate in the program, you must register for the Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) program.  Your school does not need to be listed as an SAI partner for you to participate.

First You have to request SAI Program Name and Program Id from below link
After getting Program Name and Program Id

Sign Up To SAI
1- Direct your browser to:
Note: you must enable pop ups in your browser for this application.
2- Click on "Register Complete the Registration form and Create your own
Username and Password"

Discount Vouchers for Student ,staff and Teachers(University Students and Max after Six month of your Graduation)  @ $40 only
1- Direct your browser to:
2- Fill the form fields using your SAI Program Name and SAI Program ID
For Pakistan SAI Pragram name is SAI-Pakistan and SAI-Program ID:"your program Id"
3- Click on ''Submit''
4- Fill in the necessary payment details on Certification Exam Voucher Purchase Site and submit
5- You will receive an email instructions on how you can verify your SAI eligibility
6- Once eligibility is verified, you will receive an email with the exam voucher code - purchased at SAI Price.

Professional certification are available to SAI participants in the these key areas:

* Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA)
* Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
* Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
* Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA)
* Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD)
* Sun Certified Solaris Associate (SCSAS)
* Sun Certified MySQL™ 5.0 Database Administrator 1
* Sun Certified MySQL™ 5.0 Database Administrator 2
* Sun Certified MySQL™ 5.0 Developer Part 1
* Sun Certified MySQL™ 5.0 Developer Part 2
* Sun Certified MySQL™ 5.0 Associate

To prepare for the certification exams, students have access to ePractice Certification Exams. These no-cost web based practice exams will acquaint students with the format of the exams and its questions. The practice exams includes sample test questions, the correct answers with explanations, and provides the test taker suggestions for future study.
Don't wait and Join Osum and SAI program to take maximum benefits

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