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Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai offers Emerging Tech Training

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Regional educational institution Rochester Institute of Technology of Dubai ( RIT Dubai) has announced the addition of in-demand emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials to their educational offerings thanks to their new partnership with CertNexus.

As companies navigate within the fourth Industrial Revolution, multi-vendor and open-source solutions are the norm to provide best in class results. Whether it is employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Science to grow a business, implementing a high value innovation using an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, or maintaining secure access to protect customer data through security protocols, it is the people responsible for maintaining and implementing the solutions that provide the greatest value and highest risk to an organisation. As technology becomes the de facto solution across all industries, the need for skills standardisations is more crucial than ever.

CertNexus is committed to providing certification programs that ensure employees have best-in-class skill sets to match their organisation’s business critical technology solutions. CertNexus’ certification programs in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Data Science, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Secure Coding broaden Data, Developer, IT, and Security professional’s knowledge and validate skills using globally recognised curriculum and high stakes examinations. CertNexus micro-credentials provide business leaders, project managers, and compliance personnel the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions and lead projects. Whether providing introductory information, a deeper dive in specialised area, or compliance training, micro-credentials are right-sized for the need – validating focused knowledge.

Billions of dollars will be gained and lost over the next five years as tech changes business globally.  The IoT industry is estimated to grow fivefold by 2025 with an estimated 75 billion devices according to Gartner, IDC forecasts AI systems will more than double to $79.2 billion in 2022, while the average cost of a cyber-attack on a company is $3.86 million (IBM). For an organization to succeed in this environment, training and confirming skills is the best investment towards growth.

“There is an imminent need to skill the next generation workforce to meet the evolving demands placed on businesses due to the adoption of emerging technologies.  We find CertNexus’ certifications are well positioned to assist students looking for a competitive edge as they enter the workforce,” said Dr Yousef Al Assaf, President of RIT Dubai.

“There is an increasing deficiency of skilled talent within data driven technology roles which risks stifling growth,” said James Varnham, Managing Director of Logical Operations & CertNexus.

“And to that end, academia is having to be agile in providing industry-based training and certification opportunities for under-grad and graduate students to ensure that they have the skills demanded by their future employers in the private or public sectors.

“RIT Dubai has proven to provide the academic thought leadership needed to bridge the gap between academic accomplishments and the constantly evolving demand of skills that the private sector is screaming out for.”

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