APU Becomes CompTIA’s First Authorized Academy Partner in Malaysia
CompTIA, the IT industry trade association has welcomed Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) as its first CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner in Malaysia.
The new collaboration enables APU students to graduate with both an academic degree from APU with international IT skills credentials from CompTIA.
APU vice president Gurpardeep Singh said that the university is always looking for ways to provide cutting edge computing programmes.
“The collaboration with CompTIA will further help in this objective. It is an excellent opportunity for APU students to get vendor-neutral IT education embedded in their curriculum through CompTIA,” Gurpardeep said.
Asia Pacific CompTIA vice president Dennis Kwok added that APU is an important strategic partner as the university is at the forefront of improving workforce development, coupled with student employability and quality education.
“Partnering with APU helps CompTIA fulfill one of its primary objectives – to prepare the IT workforce of today and tomorrow.
In the 21st Century workplace, most skilled jobs depend on IT knowledge and virtually all industries require large numbers of IT professionals.
According to CompTIA’s 2015 International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends Study, 63% of Malaysian executives surveyed said they expected to increase IT staff headcount at their business this year.
Additionally, Malaysian companies planned to increase their IT spending, on average, by 6.7% in 2015.
Employers favour candidates with industry certifications as this helps save time and resources when evaluating applicants. Certifited IT professionals are also in high demand as they get up to speed more quickly when they join a company.
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