Qatar MoI signs deal with CompTIA for training

Ministry of Interior Telecoms Department to offer CompTIA training programs to staff

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Qatar MoI signs deal with CompTIA for training The courses will help improve the technical skills of MoI personnel, says Plunkett.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 1, 2015

Qatar's Ministry of Interior (MOI) Telecoms Department has signed a deal with CompTIA to offer a range of its vendor-neutral skills certifications to its employees.

Under the memorandum of understanding, training courses will be offered to over five thousand Ministry employees, with a particular a focus on technical skills for employees involved in mobile communication and data centre projects. The courses are available for all personnel eager to learn and develop within their roles, including technicians and engineers in the field.

By offering training to its employees, the MoI aims to improve technical skills of employees and in turn to increase productivity.

Eng. Ahmed Abdelsalam, senior technical trainer, Telecom Department, MOI, commented: "As a training and development telecommunications department, we are always looking to lead the way and develop partnerships with the pioneers in the field of IT and telecommunication training. We chose CompTIA to provide us with the right training needed to improve our employee's technical skills and therefore increase productivity within the business. We believe that CompTIA is a leading company in the field of IT training and will greatly assist us in advancing our workforce."

The courses were selected based on the technical skills most in need by the Ministry, Abdelsalam added, and to fill in gaps in its training program. The MoI chose CompTIA's Server+, Linux+ and Storage+ courses to help staff working in data centre projects; Mobility+ for staff working in telecommunication projects (such as Tetra and LTE); and the project management certification Project+ to help staff in managing different projects.

The MoI plans to deliver the training itself through its approved, certified instructors.

Mark Plunkett, regional director EME (Europe, Middle East), Emerging Markets at CompTIA commented: "The importance of IT certification continues to grow and supporting professional development is essential to further growth and success, for both the employees and the business.  We are very proud to have this partnership and look forward to a very long and prosperous relationship. The MOI is truly leading the way for other government and business entities in the region, showing the importance of using IT training to improve the quality of technical support within the company and creating positive impacts on the business with skilled and valued staff.

"IT professionals who are confident in their abilities are more likely to be forward thinking, more proactive in anticipating issues and better at solving problems before they impact performance. This translates into measurable improvements in job performance, which contributes to organisational success," he added.

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