02-11-2010 03:24 PM - edited 02-11-2010 04:00 PM
Hello and welcome to our forum. My name is Christine and I am one of the BlackBerry Academic Program Specialists. I hope you find many opportunities to connect with other academics who have integrated BlackBerry development into their curriculum, and that we can generate several discussions.
If you are interested in finding out more information on the BlackBerry Academic Program, please visit our site at www.blackberry.com/academic.
Happy posting everyone!
02-17-2010 04:13 PM
Am I to understand that this program is a certification program for BlackBerry such as MCP training? Aside from obvious functionality boons in terms of personal use, what sort of benefits would such certification provide? Furthermore, why is it that there is such a certification program, and yet RIM is without a BlackBerry support line of its own? Shouldn't customer service precede consumer certification?
Don't misunderstand my curiosity for disapproval -- I believe that such training is generally beneficial when conducted through the proper channels. I'd just like to know a little more.
02-19-2010 01:05 PM
I think the BlackBerry Academic Program FAQ answers one of your questions:
The BlackBerry Academic Program offers courses that can help prepare individuals to take BlackBerry certification exams. But this program is focused on helping individuals develop the knowledge needed to further expand their BlackBerry technology skills.
Please note that the BlackBerry Developer Certification programs are currently in beta and not yet fully available to the general public.
RIM offers multiple support services for BlackBerry application developers. You can find more information at the following links:
BlackBerry Incident Based Support for Developers
BlackBerry Alliance Program
BlackBerry Corporate Developer Support Package
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