Storage training to be launched in Australia

Storage training to be launched in Australia

Course operational in six months

Australia is one of 32 countries participating in a global initiative to fill a shortage of storage and information management professionals worldwide.

Explosive growth in enterprise data is expected to create demand for one million new storage professionals worldwide by 2012.

EMC has partnered with Indian training company NIIT Ltd to train storage professionals in 32 countries.

Australia's training program will be up and running in six months, an EMC Australia spokeswoman said.

About 25,000 professionals are expected to be trained in India alone over the next three years. EMC will provide curriculum and training for NIIT staff.

The courses offered will include a foundation course, a specialist course and an expert course. Students enrolling in the programs will be certified by EMC although the course content will be vendor-independent.

EMC will launch the training program in China prior to rolling it out in Australia.

Last year EMC announced plans to invest $US500 million in China over the next five years.

This includesa software development centre and network storage training center in Shanghai.

Moreover, EMC and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) have also agreed to recognize each other's certification programs.

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