• NIIT Ghana Signs up with SUN Microsystems

If technology touches your life, chances are, so does Java technology. Invented by Sun Microsystems in 1995, Java technology has become the essential ingredient of the digital experience for hundreds of millions of people in all walks of life, all over the planet.
Java brings interactivity to the Internet, real-time graphics to television, instant imaging to cameras, and multi-player games to mobile phones and desktop PCs. It connects the largest enterprises and smallest businesses to their employees, customers, and data. And it secures the vast majority of electronic transactions in retail, finance, government, science, and medicine. In short, Java technology goes everywhere you go. Today about five million software developers use Java to develop applications which makes it one of the largest software development community.

Sun also provides the world with the free and open source - Solaris Operating System. Solaris 10 includes more than 600 features that make it the most efficient, secure, and reliable open source operating system ever built. More than 6 million licenses have been distributed for Solaris 10 and the community is continuing to grow. Solaris 10 runs on over 740 x64/x86 systems from Sun, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony, Acer and many others.

NIIT and SUN share a common vision of taking the technology learning to developing markets to prepare the workforce for the latest skills in demand. Therefore, NIIT and SUN have joined hands to offer training on Sun products under a unique alliance, especially on offer to NIIT students.

The programs on following technologies are available under this alliance:

  • Java Platform, Standard Edition (also known as Java 2 Platform) lets you develop and deploy Java applications. These applications can be deployed either on desktops or servers.
  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is the industry standard for developing portable, robust, scalable and secure server-side Java applications. Building on the solid foundation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), Java EE provides web services, component model, management, and communications APIs that make it the industry standard for implementing enterprise-class service-oriented architecture (SOA) and next-generation web applications.
  • The Solaris 10 Operating System is an open source UNIX operating system, and is available as a free download for both x86/x64 and SPARC systems. This release—the result of a $500-million plus investment in development by Sun—is the most advanced operating system on the planet.

The salient features of this alliance are:

  1. Sun learning material (official curriculum) for NIIT students
  2. Usage of the Sun IDE – NetBeans for Java programs
  3. Introduction of Struts in advanced Java programming
  4. Joint participation certificate from NIIT and Sun
  5. Curriculum fully mapping to Sun certification

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