Dubai computer centre unveiled

Informatics Dubai recently unveiled a newly-equipped computer and business training centre. The school will offer both long-term degrees and short-burst IT courses to the local community.

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By  Alicia Buller Published  August 16, 2004

Informatics Dubai recently unveiled a newly-equipped computer and business training centre. The school will offer both long-term degrees and short-burst IT courses to the local community. Part of the international company 32 Group, Informatics has 660 worldwide centres in 45 countries and can offer students access to worldwide university resources and partnerships. Students will be able to use the centre to embark on degree foundation courses in-house, or to take complete degree courses online at one of 20 universities with classroom tutorials from Informatics. Subjects include diplomas and advanced diplomas in computer studies, e-commerce, IT plus certified BSC honours degrees in computer science, business computing and computer engineering. Informatics also aims to address UAE vocational needs through targetting corporate workers and the government with its 100 plus short-term IT, business and languages courses, including Certified Management Accountant and Certified Information System Manager training, Microsoft and Oracle development tutorials and customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) training. “We will target two groups; one is the life-long learners, the executives that are currently working and want to enhance their IT knowledge to develop themselves. The other group is students, they will come to [Informatics] to take an IT foundation and then choose a university to continue their education with. Their main objective is to enter the IT job market,” says Mr. Amir Pishyar, vice president, sales & marketing, 32 Group & ICSS-Informatics director. To achieve this aim, Informatics employs six full-time lecturers who are trained in Microsoft, Oracle, Comptia and other IT tracks, as well as six part-time staff who specialise in business, IT and languages, such as English, French and Arabic. The centre is equipped with 60 PCs and 20 admin-based workstations, with the available space to run up to 120 networked PCs on different operating systems, such as Windows Office 2003, Windows NT and Linux.

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