Sunday, November 29, 2009

IT Courses - Degree & Diploma courses - Informal Sector (part 2)

This sector comprises of private training institutes offering flexible intakes and customised training. Challenges of credibility and standardisation of the courses offered by the non-formal segment have, however, been under intense scrutiny.

There are hundreds of computer training institutes which have opened in the country to impart training in computer applications. They offer short and long duration courses. The course content includes computer languages. Some institutes impart training in Application Software. However, the recognition and value of course taken at a private institute depends on the accreditation the course receives from DOEACC.

Department of Electronics Accredition of Computer Courses (DOEACC) – Brings method into computer training, so as to bring quality and standardisation at all levels. Department of Electronic (DOE) is operating a scheme, namely, department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC) under which computer training institutes/organisations in the non-formal sector, subject to meeting well-defined norms and criteria, are given accreditation for conducting courses. There are four levels of courses under this scheme:

‘O’level – Foundation Level
Certifies Competence as a Programmer Assistant
Std 12 passed + 1 year full time course
‘A’ Level – Advanced Diploma
Certified Programmer
Graduation + ‘O’ Level Exam + 1 year full time course / relevant experience
‘B’ Level – Graduate Level
Certified Systems analyst / Software Designer / Engineer
Graduate + ‘A’ Level + 2 years relevant experience
‘C’ Level – Masters Degree Level
Certified Systems Manager
‘B’ Level / B. Tech / BE/MCA/Msc/Masters in maths, stats, OR/MBA + ‘C’ Level course (18 months experience)

Address: DOEACC Control Centre, c/o Manpower Development Division, Department of Electronics, Electronics Niketan (2nd Floor), 6 Lodhi Road, CGO Complex, New Delhi.

National Centre for Software Technology (NCST) – This is an autonomous R&D Organisation of the Department of Electronics, Government of India. Conducts competence in Software Technology Examination (CST) for the following levels of proficiency: G – Graduate level, D – Diploma level, I – Intermediate level and E – Entry level.

Eligibility for the tests is a degree in any subject and computer competence ranging from no computer training (E level) to a full fledged computer science degree (G level). Those with a Diploma in Engineering can also take the E level exam. Examination centres are at Allahabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam.

Address: National Centre for Software Technology (NCST) Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049.

IBM courses – IBM Global Services India Ltd has 25 ACE training centres in metros and a number of Authorised Training Partners in many cities across the country. The thrust is on software development, offering training in AS/400, Mainframe and E-Business.

IBM global services India Ltd. offers E-Business solutions training at IBM School of Enterprise Wide Computing and SQL Star (authorised training partners) - Hyderabad, Maars Software International, Pentafour Communications-Chennai.

Asset International has 35 centres offering IBM's E- Business course which includes E- Business Foundation, Web Publishing, Java application development, administration, Web application development, administration and security, E-commerce and Lotus notes.

Technocampus, a software finishing school managed by Globsyn Group, set up in academic collaboration with IBM in Calcutta, conducts 3 courses in co-certification with IBM. Young Software Manager Program (YSM) is a combined training in software and management. The training is for software team managers. This is a six month program beginning in February and September. B Tech, MCA, M Stats or MBA and Knowledge of COBOL, Pascal, C, and FORTRAN are required or graduates with 2 year computer training can take the entrance test. This is a general and software aptitude test.

SAP courses – Sapient College, the training and education wing of SAP, offers courses in current SAP R/3 business applications. SAP India is a wholly owned subsidiary of global ERP major SAP AG.

World Wide Web Institute, Geneva, Switzerland has its Authorised Training Centres in Delhi, Hyderabad and offers the Certified Webmasters Programme.

Microsoft Education and Certification in India has four main study/training initiatives.
60 Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centres (CTECs) including NIIT and Aptech offering Microsoft certification courses

Microsoft Authorised Academic Training institutions impart training on Microsoft products and technologies. This option can be availed at Xaviers (Mumbai); Narsi Monji Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai); Gujarat University (Ahmedabad) and PES Institute of Technology (Bangalore).

NIIT, a part of the HCL group, has alliance with Microsoft Corporation as training partner in India for training on Microsoft technologies and products.

ORACLE – Oracle is a forerunner in RDBMS with almost a 70% market share. It offers the best training option for those planning to enter software development. The courses offered are:

Oracle Certified Database Administrator Programme for database administrators has 5 course tests followed by a certification.

Career Development Program is a 45 day course covers Oracle Developer, Oracle Designer, Java programming and Oracle Web server. Authorised Training partners (ATCs) at 20 locations in the country conduct the programme for IT professionals, MCAs, Engineers,etc.

Their ATCs are Asset, SQL, Koenig Aptech, Bitech, Renaissance, TGV group, PSG College, Path Consultants, System Logic, Karrox Technologies Ltd and Aquila Software. Certification examination on completion of the course at the ATCs is taken by Sylvan Prometric, a worldwide professional testing body.

Oracle Global Education Centres conduct 2 fulltime masters’ certificate programmes in Financial Application implementation and Manufacturing Application Implementation for Finance and manufacturing professionals. The degree enhances overseas employment prospects as ERP implementation consultants.

Address: Oracle Education, 5th Floor,GopalDass Bhawan,Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.

BAAN – Baan Institute offers 2 courses for ERP professionals. Boundary Spanner consultant designed for engineers, MBAs and Finance professionals with 3 years of work experience in a 10 week course. The Boundary Spanner Developer course is designed for IT professionals (B.Tech/BE/MCA) with 2 years of work experience and skills in fourth generation language and relational database management systems (17 week course).

Address: Baan Institute, 8-2-248/A, 4th Floor, Maharishi Building, Road No3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34.

I.I.T. – Indian Institute of Technology offers 6 month certificate courses to graduates in 'C' Data Structures& UNIX; OOP&GUI Designing(Windows programming & VC++); Telecommunication Technology; Computer network and Internet Applications; RDBMS Design & Oracle at EL Net-3L study centres located in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Varanasi.

CEDT – Centre for Electronics Design and Technology of India A-34, Industrial Area, Phase-8, SAS Nagar-160059, Punjab is an autonomous establishment under the Department of Electronics, Government of India. The centre imparts software and hardware training programme through its Authorised Training Centres (ATC) across the country.

IT Courses - Degree & Diploma courses - Informal Sector (part 1)

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