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3D printing a must for classrooms

3D-printed models can aid geography and biology lessons, says Jared de Waal of Solid Edge Technology.

3D-printed models can aid geography and biology lessons, says Jared de Waal of Solid Edge Technology.

It is important to expose children as early as possible to 3D printing and 3D computer-aided design (CAD).

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Coding: 21st Century literacy

Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap computer children can use to learn coding.

Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap computer children can use to learn coding.

Coding is "the new literacy of the 21st Century", said Camille Agon, SA programme manager at the Breteau Foundation – a UK-based organisation working to facilitate coding education in SA – at the E-Tech Africa conference in Midrand yesterday.

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Software AG kicks off CeBIT 2016 idea contest for universities around the world

Software AG's University Relations department has announced its fifth annual international CeBIT idea contest. The competition is open to students and faculty at colleges and universities around the world and invites them to submit creative proposals for a project to be showcased at CeBIT 2016, the largest IT fair worldwide.

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US pushes bank cyber security exams

US banking regulators must hire and train more examiners with technology expertise so they can give more useful cyber security recommendations to small and mid-sized banks, a federal watchdog agency has warned.

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South Africa on cloud networking map

Jurumani Solutions became the first certified Cisco Meraki Partner in South Africa last month when its lead solutions engineer completed the Certified Meraki Network Associate (CMNA) training in Paris, France.

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In-Depth

State of ICT Training in SA

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster, Regional Director Comptia

Certain issues have dogged the local ICT training sector for years. Too few South Africans with the ICT skills needed to do the job, the poor quality of education, and lack of infrastructure plague business and training providers alike.

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Comptia SA - 10 years of certification excellence

Loraine Vorster

Loraine Vorster

While IT products come and go, often in a matter of months, industry professionals today continue to rely on CompTIA A+ as an ideal entry point to an IT career, or as a stepping-stone to advancement and promotion. The fact that this year is the 20th year this vendor-neutral certifi cation has been available, and that it continues to remain one of the best certifi cations of its kind, proves that CompTIA A+ remains on the cutting edge of technology.

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In training

Ronald Meeske

Ronald Meeske CEO of CTU Training Solutions

We asked training and certification specialists to assess the health of the local ICT training sector. They find it's alive and well, but needs to continually reinvent itself and its offerings to meet demand.

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How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

Organisations spend a lot of time and money on corporate training, too often with little to show for it. Not enough practical follow up means that many newly-acquired skills are soon lost or forgotten, and the company might as well have poured its money down the drain.

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The IT Degree Disillusionment

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

While the universities are providing the students with an excellent theoretical base, they come short on imparting the practical ICT skills – a critical prerequisite for the job market.

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