Network infrastructure plays an important role in today’s corporate environment. Aruba is a Hewlett Packard company that works to deliver networking solutions to address the many needs of the growing, connected world. As part of their many efforts, Aruba also offers programs to train and equip the workforce with the know-how to work and deliver effective network infrastructure known as Aruba Academy. This Academy looks to address the increasing proliferation of Aruba technologies in corporation and institutions. According to the company, about 75% of Fortune 100 companies and 60% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed Aruba technologies in their corporations to deliver connectivity.
“For students to thrive in our digital society, education must take an evolutionary leap. Our Aruba Academy program is put together from our own learnings and designed to provide students the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to meet the country’s demand of local skilled talents to serve the transformation of digital technology”
Justin Chiah, Senior Director and General Manager South East Asia & Taiwan, Aruba
The company announced the latest partner to come aboard their Aruba Academy program. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) joins Purdue University among others as the latest partner to offer the Aruba Academy training program. The program equips the students of UTHM with knowledge and skills needed to work a secure network. Aruba’s training will also provide them with the skills to manage and setup a network optimised for IoT (internet of things) operations. The Aruba Academy certification will be come an integral part of the syllabus of UTHM’s courses.
“Our strategic plan places emphasis on leading through excellence with a focus on quality, innovation in teaching and learning, and determination to improve continuously, especially in meeting the need to grow the next generation of skilled workforce for the country. This partnership with ARUBA goes deeper than just making progress on our digital strategy initiatives. It’s about building an informed faculty that will enhance the student’s learning experience too,”
Ts. Dr. Azizul Azhar bin Ramli, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UTHM
The partnership has kickstarted with Aruba investing about MYR2.6 million in UTHM. This includes equipment and software as well as training for the faculty at UTHM. Students at UTHM have already started their training and research with the Aruba Academy program. In fact, Aruba shared that the students have already implemented some IoT functions using Aruba’s open API and their networking infrastructure. Aruba Academy accredited programs will be available at UTHM starting April 2020.