Students complete data science courses at Princess Nourah University

First batch of students completed data science course delivered in collaboration with Dell EMC

57 female students completed the course in data analytics.
57 female students completed the course in data analytics.

Saudi Arabia's Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University has graduated its first group of data science and big data analytics students.

The 57 female students completed the courses in data science and analytics that are offered by the College of Computer and Information Sciences in collaboration with Dell EMC.

The training courses have been integrated into the curricula for three bachelor degrees - Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology. Students trained in informatics and data science, while an additional 103 students certified in Cloud Infrastructure. The university also successfully introduced VMware Install, Configure and Manage course as an elective training course for senior students.

The data science skills were delivered in line with the requirements of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and National Transformation Plans.

Auhood Alfaries, Dean College of Computer and Information Sciences, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University said: "Building a comprehensive curriculum to cover the essential knowledge area for the computing disciplines and to equip our students with the skills required for the future workplace is a priority for Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

"We are proud to be a leading university to actively promote the data skilled taskforce in the Kingdom through the introduction of industrial relevant certifications and trainings. We strive to continually evolve to contribute towards building a knowledge-based economy, in alignment with the Saudi Vision 2030, through strategic academic partnerships such as the Dell EMC External Research and Academic Alliance program which plays a crucial role in effectively developing our students into tomorrow's workforce." 

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Dell EMC commented: "The unrelenting pace of digital transformation in the marketplace is creating new challenges for all of us where organizations as well as individuals are increasingly realizing that investing in workforce readiness and the development of new skills is key to future success and competitive differentiation. Dell EMC recognizes successful digital transformation requires more than technology and therefore we are helping leading universities  develop the critical talent required for the future and ultimately fuel digital progress. We congratulate Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University on this wonderful achievement and look forward to continuing to work with them to advance the technical education of women in the region."

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