EMC launched the new EMC Academic Associate recognition that would validate skills of EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) students in the high demand areas of Information Storage Management and Cloud Computing. EMC will evaluate the skills and industry readiness of the students and provide this information to potential employers. The recognition will be rolled out to all EAA Partner institutes across the country over the year. EAA has educated over 250,000 students since 2006, providing the industry with a ready-made pipeline of IT knowledgeable candidates.
To achieve EMC Academic Associate recognition, students will have to take a free technical online test. The globally standardized test provides objective validation to the EMC Academic Associate of his/her knowledge. The EMC Academic Associate recognition would also enable the students to join a large and diverse EMC technical community, where they can network, seek and give advice, and learn more through online forums such as the EMC Proven Professional community. Students who get the recognition can use the Academic Associate logo and credential on resumes, email signatures, and in social media.