In partnership with Stage 2 Learning Solutions, one of the Middle East’s largest independent education centers, Huawei, a global leader in ICT solutions, announced today the extension of its Authorized Learning Partner (HALP) programme, which offers in-depth training on its entire range of its products and solutions for channel partners and students.
The company’s decision to offer an extended education program followed many years of success from its initial training for students that wanted to develop their knowledge and understanding of Huawei’s ICT networking technology.
As a result of the extension, Huawei’s HALP programme will extend to certifying partners across the breadth of its technologies including unified communications and video, cloud, data centers, virtualized storage and networking technology.
Eric Dai, Training and Services Director, Huawei, Enterprise Business, Middle East said: “The extension of our training program gives our partners and students a solid understanding of our full range of solutions and also help them to understand how the technology can help deliver business results to their organizations.
“Getting certified will allow for students to be formerly recognized in its proficiency and understanding of our full technology portfolio, giving them professional qualifications that can help to support their career. We have developed an e-training program so that students can learn via an extensive variety of e-books, research reports and papers so that students can freely access and learn outside of the classroom.”
This education initiative is part of Huawei’s commitment to enable its partners to provide greater levels of consultancy to its end-users when deploying technology implementations. It also supports the company’s vision to provide greater knowledge sharing opportunities to young professionals in the Middle East looking to develop their ICT skills and expertise. Computer Science and ICT Higher Education students from the region can be certified as part of their extra-curricular qualifications.
“It is encouraging that a large organization like Huawei is extending its training programmes Middle East, offering more budding ICT professionals the opportunity to improve their technology skills making more valuable and employable individuals,” said Alwaleed Aldryaan, Al Khaleej Groups and Stage 2 Learning Solutions.
“At stage 2 we believe that education is the key to economic development and prosperity in the region and we are proud to be part of such a successful growing training programme. Networking, IP and data communication is going to play a key role in the future development of the region and our alliance with Huawei is directly helping the ICT leaders of tomorrow.”
Stage 2 Learning Solutions will develop the training into seven main areas of study, ranging from product knowledge to network design and how to oversee ICT project implementations. There are three levels of certification, depending on partner and student’s levels of expertise: HCNA (Associate level), HCNP (Professional level) and HCIE (Expert level).
While this HALP programme usually takes up to eight days to complete, students and partners with prior experience with IP technology will also have access to the fast track scheme allowing them to be certified in a shorter time frame.