RIYADH: The opening ceremony of the Courses for Certification Program offered by the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University was organized on Monday.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Yamani, president of the university, and Saad Al-Garni, CEO of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority Academy, led the opening ceremony. Several prominent executives from both the university and the SDAIA Academy attended the event.
The ceremony announced the offering of two distinctive technical certification tracks on cybersecurity and data science to senior students graduating from IT majors, in line with the university’s commitment to Saudi Vision 2030.
One of the primary goals of the program is to encourage engagement with technology through social activities. The training includes hands-on work and access to hi-tech virtual labs. Students will receive a highly valuable and internationally recognized certification at the end of the program.
The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Research Lab at the university will lead the offering of the data science track by teaming up with the SDAIA Academy, while the cybersecurity track will be offered in collaboration with EC-Council. This initiative aims to accelerate skill-building and knowledge transfer to young men and women to ensure their contribution to the National Strategy for Digital Transformation.
“PSU acknowledges your efforts in creating a globally competitive workforce, as the Kingdom’s audacious vision is generating momentum for social transformation and program reforms,” said Al-Yamani.