Training body translates technology into Arabic

Industry association and certifications body CompTIA is promoting its message of standards-based IT at GITEX Technology Week, and is highlighting the importance of its Arabic certification programmes to the region's IT community.

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By  Administrator Published  September 9, 2007

Industry association and certifications body CompTIA is promoting its message of standards-based IT at GITEX Technology Week, and is highlighting the importance of its Arabic certification programmes to the region's IT community.

The authority has a number of agreements with academic bodies throughout the region and recently pioneered Arabised certification schemes, by translating existing certification into Arabic in an effort to ramp up the level of IT skills in the region.

"We want to display our commitment to this market - we're working together with our partners to translate some of our certifications into Arabic," says Rudolf Tegelaar, regional director of CompTIA. "Because we are the first organisation to have translated technical IT certifications into Arabic, this puts us in a better spot," he added.

Expanding on its work with educational institutions such as Zayed University in the UAE, and Al Khaleej in Saudi Arabia, the company t has recently signed a major new agreement with one of the new 'Economic Cities' in the Kingdom.

The body claims its tie-up with Knowledge Economic City is a major boost to its profile in the region. The organisation wants to make the most of the opportunity it has to help further the spread of standardised IT certification.

Tegelaar hopes the company's efforts will have inspired to young people across the Middle East to improve their level of education in IT. "With the translated version of CompTIA A+ into Arabic we have opened the doors for many Arabs to start an education in IT," he adds.

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