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ACM -A great Resource

Discussion in 'Professional Associations' started by gosh1976, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Kilobyte Poster

    Thought I would share this as I haven't seen anything about it here.

    I am a student member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and this is a great resource for tech professionals and students. Next year I will probably go ahead and upgrade my account to a full professional membership.

    There are local chapters worldwide though it looks like the only professional chapter in the UK is in Manchester and their is a student chapter in Bristol but you don't have to join a local chapter.

    This is primarily a US based organization but I am assuming the perks that come with membership are the same regardless of where you are... I know most of the posters here are in the UK but there are some of us here in the USA and around the world.

    If you are a member of the BCS then you get a discount membership.

    Among the benefits of membership:

    # Full access to 600 online books from Safari® Books Online, featuring leading publishers including O'Reilly. Available to ACM Professional Members. http://pd.acm.org

    # Full access to 500 online books from Books24x7®. Available to all ACM Professional and Student Members. http://pd.acm.org

    # Full access to over 3,500 online courses in multiple languages and 1,100+ virtual labs. Available to all ACM Professional and Student Members from Element K®. http://pd.acm.org

    I've gone through a number of the CCENT/CCNA labs and you complete them on actual equipment. As a student member you get your money's worth pretty easily with access to the books and element k courses and labs.
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCDST, CCENT, MCTS: Win 7 Configuring, CCNA
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Cool :)

    I've been a member myself of the CSTA part of the ACM since 2007, however haven't really looked into it a great deal as my two main associations are the BCS and the ILM.

    I'm sure others will find your review of their benefits useful 8)

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  3. karan1337

    karan1337 Byte Poster

    I'm too a student member.

    P.S. ElementK courses are great.
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCTS, Brainbench: XP and Vista [Master]
    WIP: Bachelors:Computer Science

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