Alhosn University launches Microsoft course

Abu Dhabi-based Alhosn University has launched an IT education academy programme, which will offer Microsoft certification through the university’s continuing education centre (CEC). Microsoft has also signed an academy agreement with the university, incorporating a licensing agreement for a wide range of the vendor’s products.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  January 7, 2006

Abu Dhabi-based Alhosn University has launched an IT education academy programme, which will offer Microsoft certification through the university’s continuing education centre (CEC). Microsoft has also signed an academy agreement with the university, incorporating a licensing agreement for a wide range of the vendor’s products. The university will offer the Microsoft certified systems engineer (MCSE) qualification to students attending the CEC, which offers professional and vocational courses to adult learners and business professionals. “This is another excellent achievement for the CEC,” said Professor Ziad Saghir, acting president and VP for academic affairs at Alhosn University. “The CEC’s mission is to deliver high-value, flexible learning programs to our students, corporate clients and non-students alike, and by adding this key Microsoft qualification, we are creating the opportunity for them to gain essential skills to grow their potential. We welcome this partnership with Microsoft, and look forward to developing more opportunities in future.” The academic agreement signed between Microsoft and Alhosn University will provide the university with a range of applications that will be used to create a number of different solutions for students and faculty. The agreement covers licensing for Microsoft products including Windows Exchange, Sharepoint Portal server, Project, SQL Server and Visio. The university is also using Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains, to run all of its financial and business processes. “Alhosn University CEC is very pleased to be able to add the MCSE to the qualifications that we offer. The CEC aims to provide the highest standards of continued education in vital areas such as language, professional development and information technology, and Microsoft qualifications are an important part of this. We hope to be able to expand the number of Microsoft courses that we offer to include more diverse and higher level certifications, to give our students even greater opportunities for learning,” said Ghassan Dahduli, CEC manager. “The university has a strong partnership with Microsoft, which is reflected not just in the courses that they offer but in the technology that they use to deliver these courses and to manage their processes,” said Yasser Zeineldin, EPG director at Microsoft Gulf. “We are very pleased that Alhosn CEC has realized the value of Microsoft certifications to their students, and we look forward to working with them to help them deliver more innovative educations and qualifications to learners.”

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