Open classroom for continuing education in computer science (information technology)

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Computer science or information technology (for its abbreviated form in English) requires more continuing education than any other field. Updating knowledge in programming, data analysis or computer security is an imperative for professionals who are increasingly in demand. System engineer Ignacio Perez, head of security at Aragonesa de Servicios Telemáticos (AST), knows this all too well.

“If you leave university, you will have to devote 10% of your salary to training; Centers for advanced technologies, such as CTAs, are of great relevance,” he explains, especially for those who are finishing their studies and starting work in the market. ,When you already have some experience, the training courses offered by the CTAs certified by the manufacturers completeBut when you start working they bring a advancement in the field It is important to give you the technical knowledge, very different from academic knowledge, which facilitates the approach to companies”. In addition, “these are usually very expensive courses and the CTA provides them for free”, although with exams and prior selections, he recalls the “good position” of Aragon in computer science.

Progress in the field of work. For Inmaculada Sanz, industrial engineer Who finished working in this area, going through the CTA was decisive. “I worked in an SME for 20 years, but in this year 2022 I had to look for a job. So I enrolled in a Data Visualization course on ‘Tableau Servers’ in which I was the only unemployed .

Came from other companies to learn how to implement this tool. And being in the course they told me that there was a company that was looking for someone for data analysis, they called me and I’m already working”, she explains, reassuringly be “in an emerging field” and Grateful for the opportunity that the CTA, dependent on the Aragonese Institute of Employment, has given him. “The best part is that they try to customize the program to industry requirements», that is to say, they make possible everything that is simple and difficult, as well as the match between supply and demand on the labor market.

get closer to realityChristiane, one of CTA’s fainted students, who hasn’t stopped working since finishing her FP in information systems administration, assures that “what’s cool about running this public center is is that we ask students what courses they would like to take in the future” and thus, they stay much closer to the reality on the ground and What are companies really interested in?According to this student, free admission and facilities are also other advantages of a center which opened its doors in 2003 and is therefore “online”, in order to be able to “work and continue one’s training”. that a thousand people pass each yearWhether they have a job or are unemployed, the average number of requests for access to courses is however much higher.

According to the DGA, “high employability, official manufacturer certification, a wide range and free training” explain the high demand for courses that this last quarter will focus on IT security in both networks, with Cisco’s ‘Network Security’ , such as ‘Amazon’s Security’. Engineering on AWS’ and ‘Cloud with Microsoft Azure Security Technologies AZ500’. There will also be specialized training in server security and the fight against cyber threats, Others also focused on Devops technology (a combination of software development and systems administration) and others focused on data processing.

courses are given, he specified to the economic service of the DGA, but they are also evaluated and “We note that the entry rate for unemployed students is 61.13%; When used with people in employment, 79.06% of them declared that the training led to an improvement in employment”. A determining factor is that CTA is one of the few centers to have an information and communication technology (ICT) professional in collaboration with large companies and multinationals in the region (Amazon, Cloudera, EC -Council, Cisco, Google). Certification program. , ITIL, Microsoft, Oracle, PMI, Red Hat, SAP, Scrum, VMware, Devops…)

ICT program running, only between January and June 50 lessonsSpecial training was given, in which 771 students were trained.

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