MDeC and EMC to boost big data capabilities in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia July 11, 2014
- Course on data science & big data analytics for working professionals & graduates
- Completion linked to MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) incentives
THE Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and EMC Malaysia have partnered up to offer a five-day Open Tech course on big data analytics and data science under MSC Malaysia’s MyProCert Strategic Reforms Initiative (SRI) Programme.
The course is open to Malaysian fresh graduates as well as working professionals with two to eight years of work experience and is intended to help beef up indigenous capabilities to meet the current and expected demand from public and private sectors. According to Gartner, 4.4 million IT jobs globally will support big data by 2015.
This move is in line with the Government’s aim to build the country’s big data analytics capability to stimulate growth and counter skill gaps, with plans to initiate four pilot projects as catalysts in developing the National Big Data Framework.
Cheam Tat Inn (pic), managing director of EMC Malaysia noted that organisations are beginning to understand the importance of data and analytics in business.
“This will open up tremendous opportunities for IT graduates and the ICT workforce who have acquired relevant skills.
“We appreciate the Government and MDeC’s foresight in preparing the workforce to meet these new demands and are happy to partner with them through the MyProCert (SRI) programme,” Cheam added.
He shared that according to EMC’s Transforming IT Study, around 88% of Malaysian businesses reported that the use of big data will lead to better decision making, while 69% believe its use will determine the winners and losers of their industry.
Commending EMC for the collaborative effort, Muhammad Imran Kunalan, general manager of Talent at MDeC said that the country is ready to embrace the vast opportunities that big data analytics has to offer.
“We believe that Malaysia is and this certification with EMC enables the Malaysian ICT workforce to be equipped with the relevant skills that will contribute towards realising the nation’s ambition to become a developed country driven by the digital economy by 2020,” he added.
Imran added that MDeC’s Talent Division through the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) programmes has rolled out multiple skills enhancement programmes for graduates and young working professionals to acquire industry-relevant skills.
These initiatives are intended to help meet the demand for another 160,000 job opportunities that will be created in the ICT industry by year 2020.
IT training solutions provider, Iverson Associates Sdn Bhd, is partnering EMC in the MSC Malaysia MyProCert (SRI) Programme.
Under the MyProCert (SRI) programme, apart from subsidized training course and certification fees, MDeC awards incentives to individual or companies. Together, this translates to a saving of RM 3,000 per trainee.