QDGTP to launch new training plan
October 27 2019 12:34 AM
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The Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP), an initiative of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), will be launching its 2020 training plan on the sidelines of Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition ‘Qitcom 2019’ from October 29 to November 1 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
This is the first time a year-long plan will be announced by the initiative, the MoTC said in a
statement.
Initiated in 2016, QDGTP was created to boost government ICT professionals’ capacity to serve the 2020 digital transformation of Qatar’s government. Its objective include training and certifying the professionals and to support their career progression in order to maximise the benefits of the programme.
QDGTP provides training in IT domain for government employees in partnership with top IT companies and it has conducted over 134 certification exams, 85 sessions with 1,207 training seats till the third quarter of 2019.
For the 2020 training plan, QDGTP will be offering over 95 different training courses, including various certification exams in Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, and Project Management for more than 2,000 participants.
Forty percent of the training subjects are new in the market and the courses will cover more than 47% of global trend in IT professional certification. For the first time, trainings in digitalisation technologies are being introduced, as well as Oracle, 365 Office, and Windows 11 complete paths, respectively.
Visitors to the QDGTP booth at Qitcom 2019 will have the opportunity of accessing the training plan and book their seat to be a part of the trainings. They can also participate in quizzes and short test for a chance to win exam vouchers and training seats.
Reem al-Mansoori, assistant undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector at the MoTC, said: “The MoTC is delighted to launch the 2020 training plan, which is aimed at further enhancing the capacity of our IT employees in the government sector. By providing support and training to those talented in the ICT domain, including fresh graduates and CTOs, QDGTP is helping to sharpen their experience in line with the Qatar Digital Government strategy.”
To maintain the sustainable effectiveness of the programme, QDGTP has expanded technology partnerships with several leading technological training providers in the information technology field, such as Microsoft, SAP, IBM, CISCO, ITIL, PMI, COMPTIA, among others, to provide first class training programmes in a variety of IT disciplines.



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