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IT Department and its Publication Committee is glad to release IT Newsletter of this academic year named “IT LINK 2016-2017” (Volume: 6). This Newsletter holds 54 academic news of 31 pages which describes the activities of the department. The Newsletter was formally released by Mr. Viji Paul, HOD of IT Department during 6th July 2017, in a departmental teachers gathering held at Muscat International Hotel, Salalah. The first copy was received by Mr. Mohammed Shraideh, Lecturer of IT. Now the updated online version is available in the college website under IT->Publications Earlier volumes are also available in the same link. The coordinator of IT Publication Committee Mr. Nesaian Reginal Wilfred has done the editing task. IT Student Mr. Monther Masan have designed the cover page of the newsletter. The soft copy of the exisitng volumes of the newsletter and current volume of the newsletter are available online in SCT college website under IT department-Publications page. The Publication committee shows hearty gratitude to HOD Mr. Viji Paul and HOS’s of the department Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Dr. Mallika Natarajan, Mr. Zahid Mehmood, Mr. Baskar and Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, for their motivation and support in preparing this newsletter. IT department and its publication committee sincerely thank the Dean and Assitiant Deans for the inspirations.


IT Students Completed Round 2 of CISCO Net Riders Skills Competition Featured

IT Department students from Networking Specialization successfully completed Round 2 of CISCO Net Riders Skills Competition. Four Students from Salalah College of Technology attended the 2nd round of the Cisco NetRiders Student Skills Competition in the Dhofar Region held last 15th of June 2017 in Hardware Laboratory of IT Building - Salalah College of Technology. The students were participated in CCNA National Level Round 2. This Middle East countries level competition was successfully completed under the guidance of Mr. Viji Paul, Head of Information Technology Department and with the supervision of the SCT - Cisco Academy Instructors. Dr. R. Venkateswaran, Event Coordinator of NIES Section has executed the necessary arrangements for this contest.


Student IT Club Organizes Student Competitions Featured

According to John C. Maxwell “A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”. The Student IT Leaders of the Student IT Club of the IT Department exemplified this when they successfully organized and conducted two competitions for students namely: “POSTER DESIGNING COMPETITION” and “SQL SKILLS COMPETITION” last June 6, 2017 held at IT Building of Salalah College of Technology.

The “Poster Design Competition” was organized under the leadership of IT Leader Yousuf bin Anwar Sulaiman Al Sandi where students competed on creativity and originality in designing on-the-spot an invitational poster with the theme “World Telecommunication and Information Day”. The competition was participated by a total of 25 students coming from the different levels of Information Technology and Engineering Department. The two-hour competition exhibited the design skills of the students using Photoshop and Illustrator. With their competitive skills the judges faced a very challenging task in determining the winners.

The winners of the competition are as follows:

1st place: Suhail Mohammed Al-Mashani
2nd place: Marwa Said Al Shanfari
3rd place: Tafool Ali Al Shanfari

Another competition conducted was the “SQL Skills Competition” initiated and organized by one of the IT Leaders, Monther Bakhit Ham Masan and was participated by 14 students from Information Technology and Information Systems from Advance Diploma and Bachelor Level. The students were grouped into a team of two members and lasted two hours where the teams competed in creating and executing professional and industry standard SQL statements using Oracle.

The winners of the competition are as follows:

1st place: Mohammed Abdullah Salem Al.Marhoon and Mohammed Ali Salim Al-Ibrahim

2nd place: Bader Ahmed Said Al-Shanfari and Mazin Said Khadeem Bait Obidon

3rd place: Ahmed Salim Ahmed Al-Ghassani and Said Mohamed Hussain Al Amoudi

The winners and participants were honoured and awarded by the Dean of the College-Dr. Hamdan Al Manzari , and were assisted by the Head of Student Affairs Department-Dr. Amal Al Shahri , Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs-Mr. Ammar Al Shanfari and Head of IT Department-Mr. Viji Paul.

The competitions will not be successful without the cooperation of the other IT Leaders, Ghalyah Qahtan Said Khuwar and RAWABI SUHAIL AZEM AL AMRIA as well the motivation and guidance of Mrs. Jasmin Tumulak Estudillo, Student Development Committee Chairperson of IT Department and committee member, Mrs. Marian Malig-on.


SCT-IT Students Advance to Round 2 of CISCO NetRiders Skills Competition 2017

CISCO Networking Academy is organizing the “CISCO NetRiders Student Skills Competition 2017”. This competition is open to all Middle East countries. There are three rounds for every competition categories of IT Essential, CCENT and CCNA.

Qualified Cisco Students can register and participate in these competitions. Salalah College of Technology through IT Department hosted the Regional Round 1 Event in the Dhofar Region on 11th May 2017. Five IT Students from networking specialization are successfully qualified to move to Round 2 of CISCO competition.

The details are

Category Name of the Student Rank in Academy
CCENT Majeed Bassem Awadh Bait Al-Zain 1
CCNA Muna Said Al-Mashani 1
CCNA Qais Khalid Mohammed Al-Hindi 2
CCNA Fatima Bader Ali Fadhil 3
CCNA Ahmed Suhail Ahmed Tabook 4

The Round 2 of this competition will be on 15th of June 2017. Students can visit for complete details, rules and FAQ’s. The event will be conducted under the supervision of Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan, HOS-NIES with support of Mr. Vijipaul, Head of IT Department. For Additional information, they may contact the Event Coordinator, Dr. R. Venkateswaran, for more information.

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