Learning with Leap One
Leap One, IBM’s Jordanian business partner has launched the first IBM Authorised Learning Centre, which aims to provide training and education on IBM’s WebSphere and Lotus software offerings, as well as the open-source Linux.
Leap One, IBM’s Jordanian business partner has launched the first IBM Authorised Learning Centre, which aims to provide training and education on IBM’s WebSphere and Lotus software offerings, as well as the open-source Linux operating system.
“We believe the IBM Learning Centre is an important milestone for the Jordanian ICT market. Not only will it provide software development and training for the next-generation of skilled labour, but it will provide a local support base for IBM business partners and customers in the Kingdom,” says Dr. Yaser Abdehhadi, general manager of Leap One.
Led by a Jordanian investment group, Leap One’s target customers include: fresh school leavers, college students, working adults needing a switch in career and life long learners.
With a team of six certified IBM developers and four certified instructors, the learning centre will provide 16 to 40 hours of training for each course with trainees receiving an IBM certified developer certificate upon completion.
Leap One is also granting Jordanian university students a 30% discount on training fees as part of an incentive plan to encourage them to take the course and advance their skills in software development. The centre will also provide training courses to other IBM business partners in addition to providing outsourced services.
“IBM is working closely with its business partners in the Kingdom, investing in training and education initiatives that will help build Jordan’s ICT sector,” says Bashar Kilani, IBM’s manager of software group, Middle East. “Leap One has an extensive track-record in adapting advanced methodologies and delivering international standards-based training. We believe that Jordan’s software industry has enormous potential. We are working towards supporting and developing this through the learning centre.”
The centre will deliver training on IBM’s Software, which includes DB2 Content management, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Business Integration, Lotus WorkFlow, wireless communication using DB2 Every Place, Rational Rose suite, IBM’s Unix AIX, AS/400 and open source applications.