If your a student or know a keen student IT Professional make sure you enter the IT Invitational in the Imagine Cup 2006. The IT Invitational highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure. In most scenarios IT professionals have a base set of tools and techniques, but still have to work through custom needs and configurations that require an intimate understanding of how all the pieces fit together. They also have to know how far the systems can be pushed before they might break. This means that every coffee shop, office environment, university, and even restaurants require these skills to run well. The IT invitational challenges students to demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers, as well as the areas of analysis and decision making in IT environments.
General GuidelinesIndividual competition First round is an online quiz All students achieving the minimum qualifying mark will advance to the 2 nd round Second round is a series of business cases that will need to be solved 6 individuals advance to final competition in IndiaPrize Amounts for Worldwide Finals First Place - $8,000 Second Place - $4,000 Third Place - $3,000 Additional prizes – Competitors that achieve advancement to the worldwide finals will also receive travel and accommodations to attend the final competition in Delhi, India.Calendar Nov 1, 2005 – Registration Opens Feb 6, 2006 – Round One Begins Mar 15, 2006 – Registration Closes / Round One Closes April 1, 2006 – 2nd Round finalists announced April 5, 2006 – 2nd Round Begins May 8, 2006 – 2nd Round Closes May 22, 2006 – 6 Worldwide finalists announcedRegister Here!