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Jun.
2017
SECC has completed its Transition from APMG to PEOPLECERT as Accredited Training Organization to offer ITIL® Foundation and ITIL® Practitioner
 
SECC is now "Accredited Training Organization" from PEOPLECERT to offer ITIL® Foundation and ITIL® Practitioner. This accreditation comes as a transition since AXELOS has selected PEOPLECERT as the Single Examination Institute for the delivery of Accreditation and Examination services worldwide, starting on 1 January 2018. The move will be welcomed by over 1,300 training organizations, as well as corporations and aspiring professionals who will greatly benefit from a more streamlined, consistent and quality-oriented experience across the board.

About PEOPLECERT:
PEOPLECERT is a global leader in assessment and certification of professional skills, partnering with multi-national organizations and government bodies for the development and delivery of standardized exams. Delivering exams across 160 countries and in 25 languages over its state-of-the-art assessment technology, PEOPLECERT enables professionals to boost their careers and realize their life ambitions.


May
2017
National Organization of Military Production - Information Systems & Computer Center (ISCC) obtained CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 Accreditation
 
SECC congratulates National Organization of Military Production - Information Systems & Computer Center (ISCC) for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 Accreditation

73 organizations in Egypt, KSA, Syria, Kuwait, UAE and China are appraised by SECC lead appraisers to reach maturity levels 2 and 3 for Services and Development.

View ALL CMMI Appraised Companies By SECC ...

May
2017
TestPRO Accredited Training Provider for CTFL - Agile Tester
 
After a performed review from the ESTB Panel, SECC is pleased to announce that TestPRO for Software Testing Services is Accredited Training Provider for ISTQB® CTFL- Agile Tester for delivering the ISTQB® Agile Tester Training Course.

ISTQB® provides this extension to give testers the knowledge they need to be part of an agile testing team. Professionals will learn about agile software development and fundamental agile testing principles, practices and processes. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing Agile methods in the near future, or are working within companies that plan to do so.

TestPro is an independent Testing Service Provider, which aims at preparing skillful calibers and helping companies to improve and maintain the software testing concept as wells as achieving a high level of customer satisfaction through our efficient and effective testing practice.


May
2017
During April and May 2017 SECC lead appraisers appraised two companies
to raise the number of appraised CMMI® companies by SECC to 72
 
SECC lead appraisers appraised an Egyptian company "Aviation Information Technology (AVIT)" to obtain CMMI® for Services Maturity Level 2, and a Chinese company "Guangdong Rocent Information Technology Co., Ltd." to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3.


May
2017
+2300 Software Testers are now certified by the ESTB in Egypt
 
The Software Engineering Competence Center as the legal entity of the Egyptian Software Testing Board and sole Examination Institute/Certification Body for the ISTQB® certificates in Egypt is excited to announce that it has certified more than 2300 software testers in Egypt, including Certified Tester Foundational Level (CTFL), Certified Tester Foundation Level- Agile Tester (CTFL-AT), Certified Tester Advanced Level- Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA), and Certified Tester Advanced Level- Test Manager (CTAL-TM).

Software testing is becoming more critical as the proportion of the economic activity that is dependent on software (and often very complex software) continues to grow. It is nowadays a booming profession that offers a rewarding and structured career path with clearly defined roles and qualifications. At this is momentous occasion, SECC is pleased with the results to date, and will continue to strive to improve the profession of software testing in Egypt.

The Egyptian Software Testing Board (ESTB) is a recognized national board of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®), supporting the only not-for-profit, internationally recognized software testing certification program. The ESTB assists with certification of candidates by accrediting qualified training providers and their courses that support the ISTQB® software testing certification.

For more information about the ESTB and the list of certified testers, please visit www.estb.org.eg and to browse SECC exams schedule please open SECC Training & Exams Calendar


Apr.
2017
SECC Completes SPI for SMEs 2016 Round
 
SECC congratulates the 9 companies that participated at the SPI for SMEs round for year 2016 for successfully passing the assessment phase.

Microhard for Technological Development, TIE, IT Smart, Xlab Group, Mansoura University, Cit Point, Data Link, Microsystem and Bright Information Systems.

154 participated Egyptian company at the SPI for SMEs program Since 2006, view the participated companies here ...

Apr.
2017
SECC Participates in IST-Africa 2016-2018 EU Project
 
SECC participates in the IST-Africa 2016-2018 EU project that is supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), and co-funded under Horizon 2020 (Contract 723240).

IST-Africa is a strategic collaboration between IIMC (Ireland) and Ministries and National Councils responsible for Innovation, Science and Technology adoption, policy and research in 18 African Countries among which is Egypt.

Mar.
2017
SECC Adopts the Global Sourcing Standard
 
The Global Sourcing Standard created by GSA is perfectly positioned to raise an organization's profile. It is a well-regarded framework regularly scrutinized by industry practitioners.

SECC introduced the Global Sourcing Standard course which aims to introduce the key principles of outsourcing practice of the Global Sourcing Standard. The course is practical rather than theoretical, with participants encouraged to consider the relevance of the material to their own roles and to consider how they can make a difference to their own organization sourcing practices.

For more information, please open here...


Mar.
2017
SECC Provides Technical Support as Part of the National Competence Framework (NCF)
 
SECC cooperated with the National Competence Framework (NCF) Initiative team through providing technical support in the adoption of the NCF within the ICT Industry. SECC role covers the on/offsite consultation for adoption to the companies, along with assessing the adoption status.

The NCF, jointly developed by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), was announced as an initiative with the objective to develop a sustainable approach to enhance the employability of Egyptian ICT talent pool and upgrade the quality of training, education through establishing industry-led skills and competencies framework for adoption by the ICT companies as well as the training and selected public and private educational institutes.

Mar.
2017
Commercial International Bank Obtains CMMI Accreditation
 
SECC lead appraiser, Ms. Madiha Hassan appraised the Commercial International Bank (CIB) to obtain CMMI for Development Maturity Level 2. Seventy one organizations in Egypt, KSA, Syria, Kuwait, UAE and China are Appraised by SECC lead appraisers to reach maturity levels 2 and 3 for Services and Development.

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Jan.
2017
During December 2016 and January 2017 SECC lead appraisers appraised three companies
to raise the number of appraised CMMI® companies by SECC to 70
 
SECC lead appraisers appraised two Egyptian companies "700apps" and "IT-Fusion" and one more Chinese company "Xiamen GNSS Development & Application Co., Ltd." to raise the number of appraised CMMI® companies by SECC to 70

View ALL CMMI Appraised Companies By SECC ...

Nov.
2016
 SECC launched Egypt's Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) online platform during Cairo ICT 2016
 
SECC has launched Egypt's Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) online platform during Cairo ICT 2016 to foster FOSS utilization in Egypt as part of implementing EGYPT FOSS Strategy. The platform is one of the first moves of the Egyptian national strategy for promoting the free and open source.

For More about FOSS, please visit

FOSS Portal: https://egyptfoss.org
and Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EgyptFOSSOrg/?fref=ts