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NIIT, EMC in pact for storage-technology education

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New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) NIIT Ltd and EMC, information infrastructure solutions company, today entered into an alliance to address the emerging knowledge gap in the global storage-technology space and develop a resource base of trained and certified information storage professionals.

Through this strategic partnership, the company and EMC will offer advanced training and certification on storage technologies in India and 31 other countries worldwide, where the company has its network of education centres.

As part of this initiative, EMC and NIIT Ltd will offer product-agnostic-storage technology training and certification to the company's students and professionals, globally.

EMC will bring to the table the latest tools, technical resources and open curricula on emerging storage-technologies, while the company will leverage its rich expertise and inherent strengths in Instructional Design and Education Delivery, through its large network of education centres across the globe.

Mr Tom Clancy, Vice President, Education Services and Productivity, EMC Corporation and G Raghavan, President, NIIT's Individual Learning Business, signed an MoU to this effect here today.

NIIT Ltd Chief Executive Officer Vijay K Thadani and EMC (India and SAARC) Country Manager Manoj Chugh were also present on the occasion.

This will be the first such global alliance signed by EMC.

''Excellence in Information and Storage Management is very crucial in supporting the growing IT industry. NIIT's global partnership with EMC will enable prepare thousands of professionals to fulfill the ever increasing demand for talent in this area, world-wide,'' Mr Thadani said.

Initially, the company will offer the new storage programme under its 'Edgeineers Series,' aiming engineering students and working professionals.

The courses will be mapped to international certifications in this field -- EMCSTA, EMCST and EMCSTe. These courses will also be incorporated into NIIT's career programmes such as NetworkLABS, in due course.

In India, the programmes will be made available at 50 NIIT centres, in the first phase.

UNI

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