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          Vendor-neutrality forms the bedrock of knowledge in all professions, with IT being the only exception.

What’s common among doctors, architects, lawyers, engineers, painters, musicians, basket ballers and scientists? Well, they all learn the generic, and their skills; knowledge and learning are not brand/ platform or vendor dependent.

Vendor-neutrality forms the bedrock of knowledge in all professions, with IT being the only exception.

Doctors are never taught to treat diseases only through particular drug-brands. Architects don’t learn to design buildings only on some special design software. Engineers are never taught to make bridges using only particular brands of steel. Lawyers don’t learn laws only of certain States. Guitarists never learn to play only on certain brands of guitars. Basket ballers don’t learn to play only with particular ball-brands or on certain courts. Painters don’t learn to paint only with certain color-types or brands.

Then why are IT qualifications based on brands and technologies and platforms?

Presenting the world’s biggest, boldest initiative ever to unshackle IT learning.

The SQBA IT Certification Programs. By the Software Qualifications Board of America, United States.

SQBA certifications are the world’s most powerful generic competence qualifications for IT Professionals. Calibrated on the PIVN framework release 1.4, invented by the Software Qualifications Board of America, these certifications are designed as the most comprehensive vendor- and technology-neutral qualifications for young IT professionals – to help them prove their capabilities of rising above mere platforms and technologies and create sheer brilliance.

Indian IT industry will hire more in mobile applications, cloud computing, platform engineering and big data.

Cloud ComputingSom Mittal, the head of NASSCOM in India, said that the future demands in the IT sector for skills would include mobile application, cloud virtualisation, platform engineering besides the need for data scientists. Notably, of the 3.1 million workforce of the industry, 30 per cent comprised of women, of which, 15 to 20 per cent are at managerial level and above, he said. IT sector is set to grow 12 to 14 per cent presently, he said, adding, it would be reviewed after October this year.

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Universities are best-placed to develop IT and BPO talents in developing nations.

Universities are best-placed to develop IT and BPO talents in developing nations. That’s again been proven by the 3-year, 18-nation collaborative study of the Industry Research Group of the BPO Certification Institute (BCI) and the Software Qualifications Board of America (SQBA). To know more, please write to skillsshortage@sqba.us.org.