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  2018

Sept.
2018
SECC organized DevOpsDays Cairo 2018 Conference to mark Cairo as the first Arab city to run Devopsdays
 
SECC organized DevOpsDays Cairo 2018 Conference on 17 September 2018 and which happened for the first time in Egypt and the Arab World.

The organizing committee consisted of professionals from SECC, DXC Technology, IBM Egypt and Orange Labs; with the assistance of professionals from the international brand "devopsdays".

The event was held at Grand Nile hotel and was attended by 250+ ICT professionals from 153 organizations representing different sectors as ICT, government, finance, academia, and manufacturing. The program consisted of remarkable talks from Egypt, Austria, Poland and a notable talk by Andrew Clay Shaffer from USA. Andrew Shafer is one of the founders of devopsdays and a polymath of DevOps.

Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is run by volunteers from the local area. It was organized in more than 90 cities since 2009 till Cairo made it in 2018, to be the first Arab city to run such an internationally recognized brand.

All presentations have been recorded and will be accessible to the whole community. A notification will be sent with the access information once videos have been uploaded.

Please stay tuned for DevOpsDays Cairo 2019!

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Aug.
2018
SECC Offers the new 2018 version of ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Exams Starting
1 September 2018
 
SECC, the sole ESTB Examination Institute/Certification Body for the ISTQB® certificates in Egypt, will run the new ISTQB® CTFL Syllabus 2018 alongside the ISTQB® CTFL Syllabus 2011. Exams of 2011 version will continue to be offered till the sunset period of 3 June 2019. After this date, no 2011 version exams will be offered.

The ISTQB® General Assembly has approved the new 2018 version of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level syllabus for general release. Foundation Level is core to the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme providing essential understanding and knowledge to anyone involved in testing. The updates reflect market feedback and the current state of the software testing industry.


Jul.
2018
SECC appraised Qing Dao Blue Ocean Innovation of Science and Technology Co., Ltd. from China and NTG Clarity Networks INC. from Egypt to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation
 
SECC congratulates Qing Dao Blue Ocean Innovation of Science and Technology Co., Ltd. - Research and Development Center, China, and NTG Clarity Networks INC., Egypt for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation

79 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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Jul.
2018
SECC Adopts "Smart Universities Initiative" which aims to Transform Egyptian Universities into Smart Ones
 
SECC experts execute the initiative through the adoption of frameworks and standards for both business practices and information technology, including COBIT 5 framework for corporate governance and TOGAF 9 framework for structuring institutions and developing a road map for conversion to smart universities.

Services provided are:
 
  • Assess: identify the gaps between the current practice and the best practice.
  • Architect: implement the best practice needed in order to close the gaps identified in the assess phase, this requires the adoption of frameworks and standards for both business and IT practices.
  • Roadmap: develop a plan that matches short- and long-term goals ensuring best practices identified and implemented, which can be sustained to ensure continuous IT governance and business alignment. This requires planning, training and coaching activities.


Jul.
2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Appoints SECC as Service Provider for its Project in Egypt "Strengthening Reform Initiatives in the Public Administration"
 
SECC contracts with GIZ to offer its consultation, training and assessment services to NCHR through adopting COBIT 5 framework for IT Governance and TOGAF 9 framework for Enterprise Architecture. The objective of the initiative is to strengthen NCHR's organizational and management capacities and assist it to perform its roles more effectively and in better response to the needs of citizens.

This engagement comes in a row of another engagement that started in October 2017 where SECC contracted with GIZ to offer the same services to the Central Authority For Organization & Administration (CAOA).

Jul.
2018
Training & Exams Schedule / Jul-Dec 2018
 
SECC training services and certifications mainly aim at transferring high-tech, state-of-the-art technologies, and providing high quality technical training. The new schedule for SECC training and exams is now available, read more and reserve your seat now ...

Jun.
2018
SECC launches SPI for SMEs 2018 Program in June
 
SECC launched the 14th round of Software Process Improvement (SPI) for Small and Medium Enterprises Program. The program aims at helping Egyptian IT companies to achieve maturity and business success through improving software development and service delivery processes at low cost, with minimal risk and highest flexibility.

The program is supported by the SPIG which is an adaptable model of excellence in software development and IT service management based on CMMI® maturity level 3. SPIG has been updated to include innovation management processes. Up to date, 158 companies benefited from the program which helped many of them to upgrade to CMMI maturity levels 2 and 3.

Read more about the program and reserve your seat now ...

EITESAL, CIT, & FOCCIT Members receive 10% Discount

May
2018
SECC appraised Youxel Technology S.A.E to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation
 
SECC congratulates Youxel Technology S.A.E - Software Solutions Services, Egypt for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation

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Apr.
2018
SECC has the pleasure to announce that CMMI® Institute released CMMI Development V2.0
Stay tuned for our upcoming WEBINAR!
 
As CMMI® Institute's strategic partner in Egypt and the Middle East for eleven years of partnership in Improving the State of the Practice, SECC has the pleasure to announce that CMMI® Institute released CMMI Development V2.0 to help elevate organizational performance Driving business performance by building and benchmarking world-class product development capabilities. Stay tuned for our upcoming WEBINAR!

Building capability to consistently deliver solutions with speed to market, agility, customer satisfaction, and uncompromising quality are all table stakes in today's competitive business world. The CMMI Institute has released CMMI Development V2.0, a globally recognized process improvement model of software, product and systems development best practices that will elevate organizational performance.
  • Improve Business Performance: Business goals are tied directly to operations in order to drive measurable, improved performance against time, quality, budget, customer satisfaction and other key drivers.
  • Leverage Current Best Practices: The CMMI V2.0 is a trusted source of proven best practices that will be continuously updated on the new online platform to reflect changing business needs.
  • Build Agile Resiliency and Scale: Direct guidance on how to strengthen agile with Scrum project processes across the enterprise with a focus on performance.
  • Benchmark Capability and Performance: New performance-oriented appraisal method improves the reliability and consistency of benchmarking while reducing preparation time and life-cycle costs.
  • Accelerate Adoption: Online platform and adoption guidance make the benefits of CMMI more accessible than ever.
Over 100 people who among them are three reviewers from SECC with years of experience using CMMI reviewed the various pieces of the CMMI V2.0 product suite. They provided input and their comments - thousands of them- greatly strengthened the final product.

Apr.
2018
Technology Breaks Event / A Push To The Tech Future
 
EiTESAL in cooperation with SECC organized an event "Technology Breaks". As new technologies have no end, the event aimed at updating EiTESAL members with all new and trendy technologies which could help in boosting their businesses and leveraging their capabilities. Event's main partner was SECC and several new tech areas like Blockchain, DevOps, Essence, Agile and Open Data have been covered.

Read more about the event...


Mar.
2018
SECC appraised China M-World Co., Ltd. - IT Services Headquarter to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation
 
SECC congratulates China M-World Co., Ltd. - IT Services Headquarter, China for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation

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Mar.
2018
For the First Time in Egypt - DevOpsDays Cairo 2018
 
SECC is cooperation with DXC Technology, IBM and Orange Labs organized the prestigious "DevOpsDays Cairo 2018" for the first time in Egypt.

Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.

Please stay tuned for more information about DevOpsDays Cairo 2018.

Mar.
2018
SECC is organizing an event entitled "HORIZON 2020 Iinformation day" on 21st Mar., 2018.
 
Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) of Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) cordially invite you to attend the H2020 Information day on Wednesday on 21 March, 2018, from 9:30 am to 01:30 pm. The event will be held at ITIDA Building 121, Smart Village.

The main objective of this event is to discuss the funding opportunities for the Egyptian ICT community including enterprises, universities and research institutes. The event will cover the upcoming calls in 2018 in different research areas related to ICT.

H2020 is the new EU framework program for research and innovation. It is considered to be the largest EU research and innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). At the heart of the H2020 is the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) component with a considerable funding portion of the overall framework budget.

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Mar.
2018
New Addition to ESTB Exam Portfolio: ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer
 
The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in automation testing. The modules offered at the Advanced Level cover a wide range of testing topics. The following image demonstrates the contents of the Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer syllabus.


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Feb.
2018
SECC organized an event entitled "Your Capability Counts Symposium" on 18 Feb., 2018
 
SECC organized an event entitled "Your Capability Counts Symposium" on 18 Feb., 2018 at Hilton Green Plaza Alexandria. The event was attended by 95 professionals from 82 companies who showed a great interest in SECC consultations services and its impact.


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Jan.
2018
SECC introduces BlockChain for IoT Applications - 3 Day Training Course
 
With the pervasiveness of IoT applications, and devices, the fostering of a secure way to manage them in a trustless environment is increasing dramatically. One of the booming technologies that represents a ground for financial technologies is the Blockchain technology. It is a disruptive technology in which eventually affect most of industries and contribute to assets management, ownership provenance, and transparency among stakeholders.

SECC launched for the first time in Egypt the BlockChain for IoT Applications course, which aims at introducing the basic concepts for IoT applications and blockchain technology. Moreover, the course covers the required skills for adopting blockchain into IoT applications. The 16 trainees attending the 1st round gained hands-on experience to develop web applications, smart contracts (encrypted logic) to manage IoT devices and services.


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