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NIIT opens state-of-the-art Networking Learning Centre
NIIT opens state-of-the-art Networking Learning Centre
To train thousands for jobs in IT Infrastructure Management space
New Delhi, May 15, 2007: NIIT, Asia's largest IT trainer has set up state-of-the-art learning centre for Infrastructure Management, in the national capital today. Inaugurated by Mr. Bala Swaminathan, Director, Education & Training, CompTIA—world’s largest Professional Certification Provider for Information Technology and NIIT’s global partner—the new facility and industry endorsed NIIT NetworkLABS curriculum will train thousands of career aspirants in the IT Infrastructure Management space.
NIIT will offer highly specialised training programme in Networking and Infrastructure Management technologies as part of NIIT NetworkLABS portfolio of offerings from the new centre located at Hauz Khas. NIIT NetworkLABS is supported by latest educational methodologies that are designed to impart practical networking skills through dedicated networking labs that provide exposure to latest technologies and vLAB® for real time learning and experience.
The industry endorsed NIIT NetworkLABS curriculum provides students with real time unique experience of Infrastructure Management, Business Desktop Deployment, WAN, OS Deployment etc., and training to pursue globally mapped certification programmes such as A+, Network+, MCDST, MCSE, CCNA, thus making them ‘Industry Ready and Future Proof’.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. G Raghavan, President, Global Individual Learning Business, NIIT said, “The industry is facing an acute shortage of skilled professionals in the Networking & Infrastructure Management space. NIIT’s Industry Endorsed NetworkLABS training programmes have been designed, keeping in mind the current trends and emerging Networking technologies and provides the learners the edge to take up jobs in this emerging sector.”
According to various industry reports, the hardware deployment and support market in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) is estimated to grow at a compounded rate of nearly 8% to USD 6 billion by 2010.  While this segment presents a high potential opportunity, the recent IDC survey has also cautioned the industry about possible shortfall of nearly 1 lakh professionals as against the need for 3,75,000 skilled professionals by 2009.
Sharing the global trends in hardware and networking space, Mr. Bala Swaminathan, Director, Education & Training, CompTIA said, “Networking has become the lifeline of most organizations irrespective of the industry they represent. Be it Healthcare, IT/ITes, Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Telecom or Retail or e-governance initiatives by government,  professionals with Advanced Networking background are in great demand. NIIT’s content and delivery will enable a large number of professionals to gain relevant skills in this domain.”
NIIT NetworkLABS programmes emphasise on learning through practical training. Almost 60% of the course is conducted in various technology specific labs. The specialized LABS and learning content is specifically designed in partnership with global technology giants such as CompTIA through CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum and Industry relevant certifications; Microsoft through relevant certifications on Desktop Support and Windows Server(tm); Intel, through Lab designs and specifications and latest Desktop Management technology ‘Best Practices’ like V-Pro(tm) and AMT.
Industry Alliance:
The industry alliance has enabled NIIT to develop training programs aligned to the industry requirements such that the students can build careers in this domain. NIIT has also partnered with leading IT organisations such as HCL, IBM, HP etc. for providing preferred placement opportunity to NIIT NetworkLABS students.
Through a first of its kind global alliance with EMC—world leader in information infrastructure solutions—NIIT has launched specialised programs in storage management and security. This will address the emerging global storage technology knowledge gap and develop a resource base of trained and certified storage professionals.
About CompTIA
CompTIA founded in 1982 is the World’s Largest Professional Certification Provider for Information Technology, International, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. The company has a worldwide presence in nearly 60 countries. World’s leading provider of Individual & Corporate Training services & materials Serves business interests of around 20,000 companies globally A+ & Network + offered by CompTIA, the most sought after Global Certification, are part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 30 countries. NIIT together with the recently acquired Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
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 program for students seeking careers in the IT segments; Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE)—a dual qualification program for engineering students under the NIIT Edgeineers series of training programs on advanced technologies for IT professionals and skill up gradation programs for engineering graduates. NIIT also offers a turnkey IT integration program that provides computer-based learning in 3,906 government and private schools.
In the Corporate Solutions Business, NIIT’s offerings are bolstered by its SEI CMM Level 5 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.
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Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293044; Fax: +91 124 4293333;