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NIIT introduces NIIT NetworkLABS – Industry Endorsed Networking and Infrastructure Management Programme
New Delhi, November 09, 2006: NIIT, Asia's largest IT training leader today announced the launch of NIIT NetworkLABS, a specialised training programme that caters to learners who aspire to build careers in Networking and Infrastructure Management Technologies. 
Announcing the new programme, Mr. G Raghavan, President Individual Learning Business, NIIT said, “The industry is facing an acute shortage of skilled professionals in the Networking & Infrastructure Management space.” As per an IDC survey, there will be a need for 3,75,000 skilled professionals, just in this space, creating a shortfall of nearly 1 lakh skilled professionals, by 2009.
“NIIT’s Industry Endorsed NetworkLABS has been designed, keeping in mind the current as well as emerging Networking trends. This will provide students real time unique experience of Infrastructure management, Business Desktop Deployment, WAN, OS Deployment etc, thus making them ‘Industry Ready and Future Proof’”, he added.
The curriculum designed in partnership with global technology leaders such as 3Com, CompTIA, Intel and Microsoft, is mapped to popular job profiles as per industry requirements. NIIT also has placement partnerships with Major IT organisations ready to absorb in relevant career openings.
NIIT is the first IT training company in India that has partnered with CompTIA to provide the latest A+ Certification Track (2006) programme and will use CAQC (CompTIA’s Authorised Quality Curriculum).
The programme provides the learners the option of pursuing globally mapped certification programmes such as A+, Network+, MCDST, MCSE, CCNA. The programme also leads to specialisations in diverse fields of networking and information security.
Recent trends indicate that increasingly, a large number of engineering, computer science and IT graduates are taking up the NIIT programmes to improve their hiring potential.
NIIT NetworkLABS is supported by state-of-the-art educational methodologies that are designed to impart practical networking skills through dedicated networking labs that provide exposure to latest technologies and virtual lab (VLAB) for real time learning and experience.
Students have the option to specialise in select infrastructure management areas, as part of the programme and get trained in VLAB infrastructure in advanced modules of the programme. 
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 30 countries. Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2006.
Rated among India's Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s education offerings include: GNIIT, an industry-endorsed programme for students seeking careers in the IT segments; NIIT Edgeineers, training programmes on advanced technologies for IT professionals and skill up gradation programmes for engineering graduates.
In the Corporate Solutions Business, NIIT’s offerings are bolstered by its SEI CMM Level5 assessed learning services capability. The Corporate Solutions Business offers integrated learning solutions that include strategic consulting, learning design, content development, learning delivery, learning technology services and learning administration.
NIIT’s customers include many Fortune 500 companies, universities, technology companies, training corporations and publishing houses.
For media queries, please contact:
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293044; Fax: +91 124 4293333;