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Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Iverson Associate and Cloudera today announced their commitment to provide paid training to lecturers who are focusing on Apache Hadoop curriculums at tertiary institutions, under the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) programme.

The collaboration is a joint commitment by the organisations to nurture the next generation of data professionals. The training will be available to the first 10 universities in Malaysia that sign up for the CAP programme with Cloudera. The training will be available to two lecturers per university.

With the paid training, institutions will be able to provide quality delivery of the industry-standard Hadoop curriculum to its students. Currently, over 100 tertiary institutions globally are members of this programme including Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Multimedia University (MMU) and Sunway University in Malaysia, as well as National University of Singapore (NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) in Singapore.

“The Big Data Analytics (BDA) ecosystem requires consistent and sustainable supply of skilled workforce. Our goal is to continue to grow and nurture data professionals through collective efforts with Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) and the private sector. It is now absolutely essential for our workforce to be equipped with analytics skillsets as we are rapidly working towards the vision of Malaysia becoming a regional hub for BDA by 2020,” said Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDEC.

Daniel Ng, Senior Director for Asia Pacific, Cloudera said: “Cloudera has always been passionate about empowering people with big data skills and there is no better place to start than at universities where the future workforce lies. With this paid training, we hope that more universities will be able to benefit from the CAP programme, which has been specially designed to streamline and accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, as well as to help prepare and certify students for the demands of a future with new big data-related roles across industries.”

How does Cloudera Academic Partnership Programme work?

Through the programme, Cloudera provides partner institutions with a complete, paid, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that schools can incorporate into their courses.

Teaching staff and students affiliated with the partnership programme institutions can freely download a wide selection of Cloudera supplementary training material and receive discounts on all Cloudera Certification examinations. Teaching staff also qualify for deep discounts on Cloudera University professional training delivered by Cloudera’s team of expert Hadoop instructors, and benefit from up-to-date classroom tools, instructor forums, dedicated programme support, and the world’s largest Hadoop knowledgebase.

Cloudera Education Software License Programme

Accredited, non-profit academic institutions can also take advantage of the more robust features of Cloudera’s software suite through a special University License. Cloudera Academic Partnership programme members have free access to Cloudera Enterprise: Data Hub Edition for 12 months to support data-intensive testing, development, and research. In conjunction with Cloudera’s industry-leading open-source platform, the University License provides the partnership programme participants with the tools needed to achieve major breakthroughs in big data.

Foundation for Cloudera Academic Partnership Programme Curriculum: Cloudera University

The Cloudera Academic Partnership programme curriculum was developed from the industry-leading training courses and technical certifications offered by Cloudera University, which focuses on Apache Hadoop, its ecosystem and data science. Cloudera University offers the world’s most complete and comprehensive Hadoop education programs for data professionals.