Nurturing specialists in cloud computing
CLOUD computing has become the current catchphrase and is not only a trend. Stated in the New Straits Times (NST) in June 2018, Malaysia is ranked 14th in preparedness to adopt cloud computing services, according to the 2018 BSA Global Computing Scorecard.
Technology is changing the world economically, pushing boundaries and disrupting the conventional way we conduct businesses and ultimately impacting the social dynamics of society.
The benefits and potential of cloud computing are tremendous. With the exponential advances of technology, business agility is vital to stay ahead. No doubt, the nature of jobs we see today, may alter dramatically.
“Job tasks will change and new kinds of jobs may be created. As Internet penetration increases with mobile access, there will be further expectations for speed and security of connectivity at a reasonable fee.
“As of now, cloud computing seems to be a cost-effective and efficient platform. There will be an upward trajectory demand for cloud-based skills specialist,” said Dr Abbas Mehdizadeh, Associate Professor from the School of Computing.
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Internet Engineering and Cloud Computing (BIECC) offered at Nilai University equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, implement, manage and maintain computer networking of cloud and Internet as well as their security.
“In the first year, we will introduce students to the concepts of Internet engineering and cloud computing. They should fully grasp these concepts. It will help them in the planning and design stage later in the BIECC programme,” explained Harlina Harun, the Head of the School of Computing.
“Students will work on actual cloud projects. This BIECC programme is unique. We focus on adopting various technologies in a cloud environment supporting cloud-based solutions,” added Dr Abbas.
William Chu Zi Ming, a recent graduate of BIECC, was ecstatic when he nailed a permanent position as a network engineer with a company providing extensive IT solutions.
“After completing my Diploma in Computer Science at Nilai University, I started to research about cloud computing. After comprehensive research on this area, I was convinced that cloud computing will be popular in Malaysia,” said Chu.
“I am thrilled to receive a job offer before the end of my internship. I think the knowledge gained in the software project management course gave me a head start in performing my job well,” he added.
“Most likely, graduates of BIECC will be employed as IT or Cloud Engineers or consultants.
“Other opportunities are available in the fields of networking software engineering, database management, systems engineering and data centre operations.
“A graduate can expect a long list of career possibilities as network engineer, cloud designer, software engineer, product manager, solutions consultant, test engineer, platform developer, application developer and server developer in Software as a Service (SAAS), Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) and Platform as a Service (PAAS) companies,” said Dr Abbas.
The education counsellors at Nilai University will guide and advise you on your requirements for this programme. Also, Nilai University offers up to 100% scholarship to students. Nilai University is open daily except on public holidays.
Chu who received a job offer before his internship ended, said that the knowledge he gained in the software project management course gave him a head start in performing his job well.
dr abbas: ‘There will be an upward trajectory demand for cloud-based skills specialist.’