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SCT Joins Oman NetAcad Student and Instructor Day 2019

The Networking and Information Security Section of IT Department spearheaded by Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan, Head of Section and with the full support of Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of Department participated in the Oman NetAcad Day 2019 on 24th and 25th of April respectively.

Day 1: SCT-IT hosted Oman NetAcad Student Day

The event was held at the SCT-Multipurpose Hall (MPH) with Salalah Methanol Company as the Gold Sponsor. Series of seminars and workshops were organized for both students and staff from the different colleges, universities, institutes and schools in Dhofar region. The event was conducted through WebEx system which was remotely hosted from the Higher College of Technology (HCT) in Muscat. All the events were remotely broadcasted in other colleges in Al Musanna, Shinas, and Nizwa simultaneously. A total of 135 students and 30 faculty members participated in the SCT venue.

The activity started with an opening address by the Dean and Heads of HCT. The morning sessions were delivered by two eminent speakers from Cisco. The first speaker was Mr. Ahmed Elk Albany, Middle East Corporate Affairs Regional Manager who discussed the Cisco NetAcad latest updates in Cisco NetAcad System and its benefits. On the other hand, Mr. Semyon Ovsyannikov, Cisco NetAcad Technical Manager, delivered a lecture on “Emerging Technology” and summarized all chapters by experimenting with REST API using WebEx teams. In the afternoon session, Mr. Semyon Ovsyannikov along with ITC trainers of Networking Section and Information Security in IT department supervised the laboratory activities.

Highlights of the Event:

  • Seminar and Workshop using Telepresence technology with the other CoTs
  • Cisco Networking Academy Update
  • Lecture on the Emerging Technology – Network Programmability – Experimenting with REST API workshop
  • Discovering new Cyber Security Updates
  • Collaborating with other students in the region

The event was made successful with the strong teamwork and cooperation of the Networking and Information Security Section led by Dr. R. Venkateswaran and Mr. Devarajan Veerasamy with the rest of the team: Dr. Mohammed Musallam Bakhit Al Mahri, Dr. Nitesh Nandkumar, Mr. Chithik Raja. M, Mr. Steven Vinil Kumar, M., Mr. Ayaz Mohiuddin, Mr. Mohammed Ashik, Mr. Sunil Thomas and Mr. Yashir Ambula.

Day 2: Oman NetAcad Instructor Day held in HCT Muscat

Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan - HOS of Networking and Information Security, along with other SCT Cisco Instructors: Mr. Mohammed Khalfan Al-Fulaiti, Head of Center, Educational Technology Center (ETC), Mr. Yashir Ambula and Dr. Nitesh Nandkumar participated in the NetAcad Instructor Day held at HCT on 25th of April 2019.

During this event, the Salalah College of Technology received the following two most valuable awards from Cisco:

  • Highest number in NetAcad class participants
  • Highest number in NetAcad student participants

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