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Imagine Cup 2011 is the premier student technology competition. Inspired by the UN Millennium Development Goals, Imagine Cup encourages students to help ‘solve the world’s toughest problems’ using technology.

The IT Challenge is about preparing students for careers in IT – skilling you in interpreting customer needs and managing configurations that require an in intimate understanding of how all the pieces fit together to solve real-world problems. Learn about the technologies at http://bit.ly/TechHandson.

Register at http://bit.ly/ICRegister for the IT Challenge to take the 60 minutes online quiz at your convenience during the 24-hour open period per the following schedule

Round 1 Quiz Dates

Eastern

Central

Mountain

Pacific

November 1, 2010

Nov 1, 8pm to

Nov 2, 8pm

Nov 1, 7pm to

Nov 2, 7pm

Nov 1, 6pm to

Nov 2, 6pm

Nov 1, 5pm to

Nov 2, 5pm

November 17, 2010

Nov 17, 8pm to

Nov 18, 8pm

Nov 17, 7pm to

Nov 18, 7pm

Nov 17, 6pm to

Nov 17, 6pm

Nov 17, 5pm to

Nov 17, 5pm

December 2, 2010

Dec 2, 8pm to

Dec 3, 8pm

Dec 2, 7pm to

Dec 3, 7pm

Dec 2, 6pm to

Dec 3, 6pm

Dec 2, 5pm to

Dec 3, 5pm

December 14, 2010

Dec 14, 8pm to

Dec 15, 8pm

Dec 14, 7pm to

Dec 15, 7pm

Dec 14, 6pm to

Dec 15, 6pm

Dec 14, 5pm to

Dec 15, 5pm

January 13, 2011

Jan 13, 8pm to

Jan 14, 8pm

Jan 13, 7pm to

Jan 14, 7pm

Jan 13, 6pm to

Jan 14, 6pm

Jan 13, 5pm to

Jan 14, 5pm

January 30, 2011

Jan 30, 8pm to

Jan 31, 8pm

Jan 30, 7pm to

Jan 31, 7pm

Jan 30, 6pm to

Jan 31, 6pm

Jan 30, 5pm to

Jan 31, 5pm

  • Each quiz can be taken as many times as you’d like, during the designated 24-hour period
  • You’ll have 60 minutes to complete each 30-question quiz
  • The questions will test your knowledge around Windows 2008 R2, Hyper-V Virtualization, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, Windows 7, System Center  2007 R2,  SQL 2008 R2, Office 2010, Office Communication Server 2007 R2, Windows Mobile, and other Microsoft server, client, and online products and services.
  • Learn about these technologies at http://bit.ly/TechHandson
  • Check out the resources at http://imaginecup.com/competitions/it-challenge/resources

The good stuff: cash prizes!

The Top 6 finalist teams will score a trip to New York City for the Worldwide finals in July 2011 and compete for these cash prizes:

1. First Place: $8,000

2. Second Place: $4,000

3. Third Place: $3,000

Good Luck and see you in New York at the Imagine Cup finals!