Utar joins Cloudera big data academic programme
By Digital News Asia April 1, 2016
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CLOUDERA has announced that Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) has joined the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) programme, which will give students access to curriculum, software and skills training on the Apache Hadoop platform.
Globally, industries are facing a talent crunch for data professionals, Cloudera said in a statement.
“Data professionals are very much in demand right now and they are in short supply,” said Dr Karl Ng Kah Hou, director of Innovation Capital at Malaysia’s national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
“… with Cloudera’s CAP programme, we hope to close the talent gap as well as spread the awareness on the need for more data professionals, including data scientists,” he added.
Utar is the first university in Malaysia to join the CAP programme, which already counts over 100 academic institutions across the globe as members, according to Cloudera.
“A rapidly evolving data landscape is giving rise to a strong demand for skilled professionals who are able to deploy and manage big data initiatives on the Apache Hadoop data platform,” said Cloudera’s Asia Pacific senior marketing director Daniel Ng (pic).
“CAP is one of the ways that Cloudera is leading the way in putting more data-skilled talents into the workforce.
“It not only equips students with valuable skillsets, but it also benefits public and private sector organisations as they can harness these data talents to drive innovation and gain competitive advantage,” he added.
Through the CAP programme, Cloudera provides partner institutions with a complete, free, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that can be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses.
Teaching staff and students affiliated with CAP programme institutions can freely download a wide selection of Cloudera supplementary training material and receive discounts on all Cloudera Certification examinations.
Teaching staff also qualify for deep discounts on Cloudera University professional training delivered by Cloudera’s team of Hadoop instructors, and benefit from up-to-date classroom tools, instructor forums, dedicated programme support, and more.
“We are committed to promoting the use of ICT and IT-intensive learning through innovative courses and learning support systems,” said Utar president and chief executive officer Prof Academician Dr Chuah Hean Teik.
“Cloudera’s CAP programme allows us to put together a strong curriculum that encourages the intellectual and personal development of students.
“The programme also allows our students to gain valuable skills that are in demand across sectors in the industry,” he added.
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