Software development studies in Egypt
MCIT introduced the programs of the Software development studies in Egypt which includes Communications Courses, Software Development Courses, Process Improvement Courses, Basic Courses, E-Learning Courses. The courses are designed by MCIT and its affiliates to help develop and operate efficient and expert calibers that can provide more potentials to the Egyptian community.
The Information Technology Institute (ITI) was founded in 1992 by the Government of Egypt’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) to assist in paving the way for the evolution of a knowledge-based society by developing a new generation of professionals. Due to its pivotal role in the development of the ICT field, ITI affiliation went to MCIT in April 2005. ITI offers various training programs in different specializations.
SECC (the Software Engineering Competence Center) is established by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in 2001 as an affiliate ITIDA, (SECC) aims to boost the software industry in Egypt by improving software engineering practices so as to achieve a strong presence in the global market. To attain its target, SECC seeks:
- Follow the international standard criteria that aim at developing the software industry;
- Enhance the potential and operations of software companies and raise their awareness of state-of-the-art software tools;
- Modify the management concepts of software companies to conform to international standards and specifications;
- Offer the necessary support for the transfer of advanced software technologies;
- Encourage Egyptian companies to export software products and cooperate with companies.
The National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) was founded in 1984 as a scientific institute, then it was affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. NTI is recognized as a center of excellence, a leading training and educational institution, and a focal point for applied research activities in the field of telecommunications not only in Egypt but across the Arab and African regions.
E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC) founded in 2004 by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in cooperation with Cisco Systems, the E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC) aims to support Egypt’s overall education reform and entrepreneurship development through the effective use of ICTs with a special focus on harnessing the e-Learning technologies and maximizing the potential for collaborative Public Private Partnerships (PPP). ELCC has a track record of developing and delivering state-of-the-art e-Learning courses and content, setting and disseminating quality standards of e-Learning, providing best practice research and expert consultancy in e-Learning and engendering the first wave of facilitators and e-trainers into the market.
This is our sixth and last post from series about Internet of things in Egypt and Software development studies in Egypt. Stay tuned for more or subscribe to our mailing list. Here is a plan of our posts in this series:
- The current market state of Internet of things in Egypt: perception and understanding of IoT technologies
- What are the technical assumptions for introducing IoT technologies and solutions in Egypt?
- What are the obstacles of introducing IoT to the market in Egypt and the Middle East countries
- What are the main companies and provider of IoT solutions in Egypt?
- What are the funding instruments (public and private) available for developing IoT solutions?
- IT (software development) studies and programs available in Egyptian higher education system. What are the main differences in IT studies between Lithuania and Egypt?
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