This year the first students from TPU School of Computer Science & Robotics have been trained at the Huawei ICT Academy. TPU became a Huawei partner in 2018. Among the first graduates of the Academy, 19 students successfully passed a final examination for HCNA (Huawei Certified Network Associate) that confirms basic knowledge in network technology and main skills for enterprise networking support.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) provider. It has nearly 188,000 employees, and operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. The company invests heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward.
Due to the status of Huawei ICT Academy, the teaching staff of the School of Computer Science & Robotics had an opportunity to take training at the company and the students received access to unique educational technology and materials developed by highly-qualified ICT specialists. By agreement with the company, the materials were incorporated into the curriculum of two directions including Computer Science and Technology and Information Systems and Technologies. The students learned to build switched and routed networks that are found both in our everyday life and at enterprises.
Associate Professor Vladislav Sherstnev from the Division of Information Technology says:
‘Huawei is one of the leading players in the ICT market. Huawei ICT Academy may seem to provide pretty specialized knowledge but in fact, they are ready to deal with the equipment that is prevalent both in Russia and worldwide. For example, its equipment is used by all major cellular operators in our country, while local and global high-speed networks are built on its equipment.’
Two groups of students have already been trained on the Huawei materials – in the fall and spring terms. On completion of the course, they took a final examination.
Anastasia Sergeeva, a student at the School of Computer Science & Robotics says:
‘We were given Huawei materials at the lectures on information and communications systems and networks. It was in-depth materials related to the company. The participation of companies in the academic process and various student events is undoubtedly useful. We can get to know the companies, see the way our specialty is applied in place and where and in what capacity we will be in demand after graduation.’
At TPU, Anastasia pursues information systems and technologies. Upon completion of the course at Huawei ICT Academy, she passed the examination and received the HCNA certificate.
This certificate is international and valid worldwide. Unlike other people who need to attend the authorized Huawei centers, TPU students can take the examination free of charge at their University.
Huawei certification is expected to be available for TPU full-time and off-campus students in computer science and technology.