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Microsoft and Arab Academy for Microsoft technologies announces the launch of diploma program in Jordan

At a Press Conference held on October 12th, 2003 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Jordan, Microsoft, (www.microsoft.com) a global developer and supplier of computer software, and the Arab Academy for Microsoft Technologies (www.arabacademy-ms.com) a local Jordanian company, announced the launch of the Arab Academy for Microsoft Technologies’ new Professional Diploma Program (PDP) in Amman - Jordan.

PDP tracks combine coverage of key knowledge in Computer Networks with Security principles. PDP tracks include renowned and well-proven tools and technologies, hands-on lab-oriented learning and testing programs. Among which are six tools-oriented classes and vendor oriented certification classes such as MCSE courses from Microsoft and CCNA from Cisco. This program constitutes of over 800 hours; half of which are intensive practical training and skill development.

“In line with our mission to enhance Jordanian IT skills in order to establish a stronger IT market through training, we are introducing our new Professional Diploma Program (PDP). PDP is tailored to bridge the gap between University Education and the rapidly evolving and often highly demanding IT market”, said Mr. Aiman Mazahreh- President, Arab Academy for Microsoft Technologies.

“Our vision is to become a leading National and Regional Technological Academy to act as an integral and vital solution in facing Jordan's ongoing challenge to maintain a continuous supply of skilled human resources. Considering the fast changing pace of ICT technologies, our PDP will play a fundamental role in ensuring that Jordanian ICT professionals master latest technological trends, thus preserving the country's competitive advantages at all times”, added Mr. Mazahreh.

“No doubt that introducing new technologies and applying them in education and business sectors have a large impact on the development of societies and individuals” said Mr. Charbel Fakhoury, Business Development Manager- Microsoft Middle East; then added :“The fact is that new technologies will take part to a large extend in shortening the digital gap between different countries. Also they will help in the diffusion of knowledge in a more effective and rapid manner.”

“The Professional Diploma Program (PDP) is one of the projects that Microsoft is closely following with the Arab Academy for the sake of helping in establishing modern ways of business interaction. The mentioned program that benefits from Microsoft new technologies brings out an opportunity to nurture capacities and gain experiences. There’s no need to remind that technology is here to serve the human being and facilitate lives because it makes work easier and faster and it positively affects corporate environment” Added Mr. Fakhoury.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.

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About Arab Academy For Microsoft Technologies. (www.arabacademy-ms.com)

An educational institution governed by an agreement between the IT software giant Microsoft and STS, a renowned and an acknowledged leader in the Jordanian and Regional IT market. This partnership, coupled with over Fourteen years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting major projects in our region, and providing high calibre training to IT personnel, furnishes us with the needed experience and skills to design and successfully implement our new Professional Diploma Program.

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