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BIBF launches Amazon Web Services training programme

Bahrain Business
Sun, 10 Dec 2017

MANAMA: Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) yesterday launched Training Programmes for Amazon Web Services (AWS) at its premises in Juffair.

These programmes are in line with the directions of the Information and eGovernment Authority, to transfer all government services to cloud computing, said a statement from the institute.

The authorised training provider, with its aim to enhance human capital development in the kingdom, offers AWS training to individuals and organisations to bridge the knowledge gap in the market about booming cloud computing services, from the fundamentals of AWS as well as advanced topics.

The BIBF offers the AWS training programmes daily from December and throughout 2018, as masterclasses at the institute and as customised training courses.

The BIBF is now part of the AWS Partner Network (APN) which is the global partner programme focusing on helping partners build successful AWS-based training capacity by providing great business, technical, marketing and go-to-market support.

AWS courses are supported by Tamkeen to help a skilled and experienced workforce and contribute to the national economy.

AWS programmes offer a broad set of cloud computing training, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organisations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications.

The practical implementation of AWS courses are designed around three primary types of training that comprise specialised teams delivering cloud-based solutions: Solutions architect, sysops administrator, and developer.

BIBF Director Dr Ahmed Al Shaikh said: “We are delighted to launch the training programmes for Amazon Web Services which marks a major milestone in the shift towards cloud computing for government services, making these pertinent training courses available for the public.

“Our main focus is human capital development in the kingdom and we continuously strive to provide tools and solutions which can benefit our students and learners to implement in their daily operations.”

BIBF Operations, IT and Project Management head Ahmed Naeemi said, “AWS Training will bridge the knowledge gap in cloud computing for all public and private sector organisations.

It is imperative to stay abreast of the latest trends in IT, as it is one of the fastest growing industries around the world. The BIBF collaborates with different experts, like AWS, to offer specialised training programmes tailored to develop specific IT skills and competencies.”

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