Saturday, April 21, 2012

SIG Hand-Over Meeting cum Farewell Dinner

On the evening of 20th April 2012, 12 active members of the DISM Special Interest Group comprising of past and current year 3 students got together for their first meeting in the 2012/2013 academic year.

During the meeting the outgoing committee expressed appreciation for junior members' support throughout the past two years. They further hoped the current committee can continue bringing SIG to a higher level of success.

Representatives of new SIG committee then briefly went through the various activities that have been planned as well as set to be carried out, and also extended gratitude to graduating members' for their guidance.

Afterwards the SIG members went and had a sumptuous meal in the Manhattan Fish Market restaurant located at Plaza Singapura. Valuable experiences and interesting findings on on Final Year Projects and Internships were also exchanged in the meanwhile.

(From left to right) Front Row: Chua Wei Kiat, Max Chee Hong Kun, Amadeus Tan Suan Khai
Back Row: Barnabus Tan Sheng En, Ng Choon Heng, Jeremy Heng Wen Ming, Ng Zi Kai, Nicholas Toh Zuan Jie, Yang Xudong, Ku Wee Kiat, Valda Goh Xue Yu, Edmund Teo Jing Wei

Let us wish them good luck in all their future endeavors, be it in academics or industry. All the best guys!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

During academic year 2011 to 2012, 16 DISM students comprising of a mix of year 2 and year 3 attempted and passed the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) examination.
The RHCSA is Red Hat's core system administration certification and represents the common core of skills every Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator should have. An IT professional that has earned an RHCSA certification has demonstrated skills in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios.

The Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam consists of one section lasting up to 2.5 hours. The certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks. The hands-on nature of this exam make real-world experience a critical facet of preparation.

[text extracted from www.redhat.com]
The names of above-mentioned students are as follows:
Tiong Jia Ming
Jonathan Lee
Yang Xudong
Edmund Teo
Danny Boey
Gerald Tan
Ku Wee Kiat
Goh Kee Chin
Alvin Lau
Amadeus Tan
Fong Jia Sheng
Edward Liew
Lin Zi Ying
Christopher Lim
Ng Choon Heng
Kudos to all of them for the achievement! =)