Thursday, March 13, 2008

E-certify your future in IT


BANGALORE: In a move to assess, enhance the level of computer proficiency in Karnataka and to empower computer-proficient talent pool outside Bangalore, the IT department has initiated a novel method — e-certification scheme.

The increased thrust by companies to set up centres in tier-II and tier-III towns has focused on human capital in these regions. To certify and empower human capital, the department, under the CSPT programme, will be able to reach out and provide an opportunity for professional to obtain a government-endorsed certification for their IT skills.

"The programme will be imparted in partnership with Merittack," said M N Vidyashankar, principal secretary of IT and BT department, here on Wednesday. The scheme’s twin objectives are to help candidates improve and prove their skill level. CSPT will help students to get certificates from the IT department. Since October 2007, more than 17,000 students have registered on-line for the scheme.

"The first 10,000 will be given a certification test by December-end more than 1 lakh students will be given certificates. Corporates like AMD and Intel have joined hands to support this scheme," he said To ensure candidates from all parts of the state get an equal opportunity, two zones have been created. While Bangalore Rural, Mysore, Mangalore have been categorized under south zone, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad and Belgaum come under north zone.

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