Training a cert at Al Madinah KEC

Knowledge workers who train at Al Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC) can be assured that their qualifications will be recognised as world-class as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding just signed between KEC and international IT certification organisation CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association).

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By  Administrator Published  May 31, 2007

Knowledge workers who train at Al Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC) can be assured that their qualifications will be recognised as world-class as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding just signed between KEC and international IT certification organisation CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association).

The agreement follows close on the heels of Al Madinah KEC's MoU with Cisco, by which the two organisations will work together to establish a networking academy at KEC to provide the latest in ICT training.

The MoU with CompTIA is aimed at gaining fast track endorsement of IT certifications to be offered at Al Madinah KEC which will provide a model for other economic cities and Saudi Arabia in general.

CompTIA will work to develop IT skills among students and workers in the Kingdom along with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Al Madinah KEC.

The organisations will also work together to implement industry standards for IT professionals which will help to fill IT vacancies and skills gap in the region.

"Many international companies are establishing major operations in the Kingdom and this requires a skilled national workforce. The opportunity to fill these jobs is right here," said John Venator, president and CEO of CompTIA.

CompTIA works with experts to develop broad-based foundational exams to validate an individual's IT skill set.

The lastest signing is only thebeginning according to KEC CTO, Mohammed Shah (pictured). "We are negotiating with other multi-national ICT companies and more agreements will follow soon."

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