PSU

E4E-Education for Employment Program

Since 2007, E4E program had great collaborations with several academies around the world in signing contracts with the most qualified experts in technical knowledge field from international academies to train for Saudi individual CSIS graduates from any university whether in the kingdom or abroad on the most advanced technical knowledge needs in the job market nowadays. E4E had a great effective impact on its graduates since 2007 who have gotten the top-ranked positions of careers in huge companies which was transformational to their way of living from being receiving minimal salaries to hue amounts within less than a year which is the duration of E4E program. This outcome made E4E as the most successful effective project on our community and CSCEC is glad to run it annually by linking between the employers in the job market and the CSIS graduates from several universities via creating and establishing a well technical knowledge designed program which takes 8-11months. This journey of advanced technical education is provided by CSCEC for free as a community service to our society.

Check out the E4E - Education for Employment Timeline

E4E in Collaboration with SITE

January 5th 2019 to August 30th 2020

PSU Education for Employment (E4E) is a program that aims at improving the qualifications and specific most up to date certifications in CCIS filed to the young qualified CCIS graduates from all over universities who are struggling in seeking for employment. It aims at raising the level of vocational training so as to fulfil the requirements of the labour market. CSCEC this year and last year worked hand in hand successfully with SITE to implement the two parts of both Education and guarantee the Employment as well which is a hugely successful step over all E4E passed batches in which ALL of the trainees have got their jobs today at SITE after passing all the required certifications. The program consists of two stages:

  • Stage I: 3 weeks: Used to be 3 months taught by PSU faculty members as well as some instructors from external institutions. As an improvement and based on the feedback from previous E4E graduates, CSCEC in collaboration with SITE have reduced the Preparation Stage to be 3 weeks in order to make the preparation interpersonal skills stage more effective. The main objective of this course is to enable students to communicate more effectively in meaningful ways within a variety of work settings for immediate use in their workplace. save the energy of the trainees for the technical stage. Furthermore, the preparation stage this year includes several courses which will refresh their minds to the next stage and relate to their career more than before. We have added Python Programming Course, Cisco, managing the PMP course to be more attractive by scheduling it as two-three hours a day rather than a whole day, re-establishing and re-forming of the English courses to be more attractive and combine them with the Softskills to be more effective to the trainees. As noticed, these improvements have made a huge difference to the effectiveness of the program in this stage. By this improvement, the program meet its aims and helps trainees develop: A thorough understanding of English in the business world A working knowledge of skills, tasks and strategies related to the world of employment.
  • Stage II: 6 months Includes 5 specific tracks in CCIS which requires certain specific certifications. The second stage courses of E4E program provided directly by expert instructors from technical academys in a dedication way of theoretical and practical ways in order to reach the main social responsibility goals behind the E4E program is finding suitable jobs to the qualified E4E graduates in companies and organizations who are looking for Saudi graduates with technical background to fulfill the vision of 2030 such as SITE which has been established by a royal decree order and has 600 employees and will reach up to 6000 Saudi employees within two years en sha allah. This vision of SITE helps the program’s promises to the candidates to be more real and effective directly since the first day of joining the program. In this second stage, PSU and SITE work together to provide International trainers from several certified vendors in the files of: DIFR, SOC Operations, SOC Platform, Cybersecurity Engineering, PTVA, and GRC to meet the needs of the opportunities at SITE as it is the main aim of 4E4 Program. Several meetings have been held with SITE to review and edit on designing the schedule for each track based on the feedback of the previous successful graduates who were invited to the meeting. They were two from male batch and one from the female batch.

Program Selection Criteria:

  • Saudi Nationality.
  • Bachelor degree in CIS.
  • Not employed and committed to the program.
  • Passing an English required Exam.
  • Passing a Technical Required Exam.
  • Passing the Interview.

E4E-SITE Evaluation Process: Participants were evaluated throughout the program based upon the following:

  • Attendance
  • Participation
  • International Certifications Exams

Attendance in the preparation stage has been taking regularly every two hours for each course. In the Technical Stage, a customized online system was created previously for entering the attendance daily. Access to the system was given to the program supervisors from male and female campuses. The instructors have been notified to write remarks and behaviours of each student which can be viewed by the SITE representatives directly. All of E4E trainees will be employed at SITE by the end of the program if they pass all the required international certifications exams throughout the program duration.

E4E-SITE Opening ceremony:

An opening ceremony was organized by both PSU and SITE, where SITE sent an invitation with a congratulation letter for being accepted in the program to the candidates who have got accepted. The candidates arrived on time to the ceremony on December 31st from 10:00-2:30. Each trainee has got a bag and folder which includes the rules of regulations to be in the E4E program. The ceremony was opened by the emcee, Ms. Sara aAlHammad from SITE who congratulated the candidates and called Mr. Khaled the SITE manager who opened the ceremony and welcomed the candidates to SITE. He explains the importance of Cyber security and the reason for establishing SITE as a strong feedback after that attack which happened to Foreign Ministry in 2017. This attack has caused a huge loss in the data of the kingdom. Therefore, an establishment of a company like SITE specialized in the Cyber security was a must which opened a great opportunity to hundreds of Saudi CCIS graduates to handle such important opportunities in the Cyber security field and he emphasized the trainees that by joining SITE, they will be real E-soldiers against hackers from all around the world. His word was so effective and reflects positively on all of the trainees in the way of emphasizing their importance to joining SITE and how much their kingdom needs their knowledge. After that, Eng. Ibrahim AlGhamlas came up to the stage with a remarkable word about the importance of PSU as the 1st private University in the excellence of higher education and how the initiation was taken by PSU to establish this huge important program in 2009. The successful story of certain graduates and the impact of this program in changing significantly their lives to be much better in increasing their salaries around 10 times more, made the Community Service Center at PSU motivated to launch this program year after another with several companies who are willing to really employ Saudi citizens. After his effective word, SITE representatives explained about the Technical plan and shared a road map of the required certifications to be employed and they explained to the trainees how the environment and atmosphere will be once they join SITE by sharing several amazing pictures of SITE family. At the end of the ceremony, Ms. Muneera AlDhubaiban, PSU supervisor of the program has clarified the rules and regulations of E4E program specifically and expressed the overview image of the program and how the trainees will be divided eventually in the preparation stage as male and female. Then how these groups will be mixed again together and have another division based upon their technical specific track that they will handle in their career at SITE. The ceremony has ended with a visit of Dr. Ahmed Yamani, PSU Rector who welcomed the trainees to PSU and had a conversation with each one of them about their backgrounds and the reason behind joining the program. In the end, the SITE representatives called the trainees to sign their contract, followed by that, Ms. Sara AlThunayan explained very well the content of the contract as well as answering all the questions that have been raised by the trainees. In the end of the day, Mr. Mobarak AlSeef and Ms. Muneera AlDhubaiban, the supervisors of the program have taken the trainees to a tour in the campus and visit every single class location to make everything clear and ready before classes starting on January 5th which will facilitate to the students arriving to the classes on time at that day.

E4E-SITE Graduation Ceremony:

2nd of February, it was the day of the graduation ceremony for two batches of E4E program; fifth and sixth ones. The ceremony was under the patronage and attendance of His Excellency the Minister of Labor and Social Development Eng. Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi.

The ceremony started with a welcoming him by Dr. Ahmed Yamani and vice-rectors. They talked for a while in the VIP room of PSU about several important topics which may serve the society.

Signing New Agreements:

After that, they went to the signing agreements location where two agreements have been signed; the first one was with SITE to continue this successful collaboration and the other one was with RedHat.

Immediately after this moment, they went to the exhibition of the E4E graduates where a representative from each previous batch has displayed and talked about his/her experience as an E4E graduate and how a great effective impact this huge program influenced made on his/her career life positively.

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Since the E4E program focuses mainly on the implementation of the two parts “Education for Employment”, the program has affected many Saudi families by improving their income and way of living through this huge step that their members reached by joining E4E program, they have been transferred from seeking for a job to most wanted popular qualified individuals who can handle great positions in big technological companies at KSA. The exhibition includes all the companies who were in collaboration with PSU since first time of starting E4E program, those companies are; Cisco, Microsoft, Juniper, Oracle, SAP, Hawawi, Redhat, and VMware.

The total number of E4E graduates throughout years is 355 male and female Saudi individuals who have gained the best advanced technological knowledge from this program and been employed in the top positions of great companies in this field of technology as well as launching new 74 students. The minister was so proud of hearing the successful experience by each one of the E4E previous batches representatives.

The next station was the main hall, where the ceremony was started by holy quran, then a speech by Dr. Ahmed Al Yamani, PSU rector followed by a Movie displays Education for Employment program journey since the beginning and the statistics of its success, followed by Dr. Saad bin Saleh Al Aboudi speech, SITE CEO.

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The two batches of E4E; current and previous one had the honour of walking to the stage in front of the minster, PSU rector, their CEOs of several technology companies, and vice-rectors where CSCEC congratulated the completion of the last batch as well as announcing the launching of the current one.

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By the end of the ceremony, the collaborative companies have received memorable trophies from PSU as well as the minister. As a conclusion of the ceremony, pictures have been taken of all of the E4E graduates and the current students as well as accompanying the monster, PSU rector, and CSCEC Director, the initiator of the E4E program.

E4E in collaboration with ITC

January 28th 2018 to March 28th 2019

A collaboration with ITC was a transformational point to E4E program where ITC provided the contracts of the candidates to CSCEC even before the starting of the program which made us at CSCEC satisfied that all the trainers in the program will be employed by passing all the required exams during the E4E program journey. This added more honesty and trust to the promises of E4E program. Furthermore, it encourages trainers to raise their level of vocational training so as to fulfil the requirements of the job market via joining the journey of studying for free at PSU as a community service via the following two stages of E4E program:

  • Stage 1: Business English The main objective of this course is to enable students to communicate more effectively in meaningful ways within a variety of work settings for immediate use in their workplace. The program helps trainees develop: A thorough understanding of English in the business world A working knowledge of skills, tasks and strategies related to the world of employment
  • Stage 2: Technical Training The second part of E4E program provided directly by expert instructors from Microsoft and CISCO in a dedication way of theoretical and practical ways in order to reach the main social responsibility goals behind the E4E program is finding suitable jobs to the qualified E4E graduates in companies and organizations who are looking for Saudi graduates with technical background to fulfill the vision of 2030.

E4E-ITC Evaluation Process:

Participants were evaluated throughout the program based upon the following:

  • Attendance
  • Participation
  • Assignments
  • International Exams
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A customized online system was created previously for each instructor to enter the attendance and grades daily. Access to the system was given to the ITC program representatives. The instructors are able to write a remark in the system of the commitment and behavior of each student, this can be viewed by the ITC representative directly. The priority of the job selection process is based upon the above grades of the participants. Excelling students are chosen automatically by ITC at any point during the program.

E4E-ITC Opening ceremony:

After successful completion of the three month English sessions, as a step to move to the next stage, we invited the minister of communication and information technology, Mr. Abdullah Sawaha to launch the program in collaboration with the representatives of ITC, Microsoft, and CISCO. Both the male and female program participants were invited to witness the official legal signing of the three contracts of agreements:

  • PSU and ITC Agreement
  • PSU and CISCO Agreement
  • PSU and Microsoft Agreement

At the end of the ceremony, the students received a word of motivation from the minister himself and the vice rector of the women campus, Dr. Rimah AlYahya. After that, they took pictures with the minister and met with the representatives of the program from various entities and launched the technical part of the program.

E4E Academies

Cisco Academy

Cisco Academy Program Routing and Switching
Cisco Academy Program Security

No. Track Course Name Weeks Exam Code
1 Cisco Academy IT Essentials 1
2 Cisco Academy CCNA R&S Introduction to Networks 4
3 Cisco Academy CCNA R&S Routing and Switching Essentials 4
4 CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician 100-101
5 Cisco Academy CCNA R&S Scalling Networks 2
6 Cisco Academy CCNA R&S Connecting Networks 2
7 CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching 2 200-101
8 CCNP CCNP (R&S), Route 3 300-101
9 CCNP CCNP (R&S), Switch 3 300-115
10 CCNP CCNP (R&S), T.Shoot 3 300-135
11 Data Center DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking 3 640-911
12 Data Center DCICT Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies 3 640-916

Oracle Academy

Oracle Academy Program HR

No. Track Course Name Weeks Exam Code
1 R12.x Oracle E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers 1
2 (Saudi Labour Law + Civil Service System) HRMS Basics 1
3 R12.x Oracle HRMS Work Structures 1
4 R12.x Oracle HRMS People Management Fundamentals 1
5 External Exam - 1
6 R12.x Oracle Payroll Fundamentals: Configuration 1
7 R12.x Payroll Fundamentals: Earnings and Deductions 1
8 R12.x Payroll Fundamentals: Administration
9 Break ( 1 week)
10 The Rest of R12.x Payroll Fundamentals: Administration 1
11 R12.x HRMS Implement and Use Fast Formula 1
12 Oracle Introduction to SQL 1
13 External Exam - 2
14 R12.x Oracle HRMS Self Service Fundamentals 1
15 Approval Management Engine (AME)
16 Oracle workflow 1
17 OA Framework Personalization 1
18 R12.x Oracle HRMS iRecruitment Fundamentals
19 R12.x Oracle HRMS Learning Management Fundamentals 1
20 Oracle Performance Management
21 E-Business Suite Personalization 1 IZO-548
22 External Exam - 3
23 API + Program with Pl/SQL 1
24 XML Publisheer+ Build internet application - Report Builder 1
25 R12.x HRMS Project 1
26 Eid Vacation 1
27 Oracle Alerts 1 IZO-548
28 Building OA Framework Applications 1
29 Customizing OA Framework Application 1
30 External Exam - 4
31 Graduation 3
32 On Job Training 4

Microsoft Academy

Microsoft Academy Program IT Developer

No. Courses Taken Duration Exam Number
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
1 o Database Administration Fundamentals MTA 1 Week 98-364
2 o Software Development Fundamentals MTA 1 Week 98-361
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate “MCSA: SQL Server 2012”
3 o Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 2 Weeks 70-461
4 o Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases 2 Weeks 70-462
5 o Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 2 Weeks 70-463
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert “MCSE: Business Intelligence”
6 o Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 2 Weeks 70-466
7 o Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 2 Weeks 70-467
Preparation to Microsoft SharePoint Certified
8 o Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 MS 2 Weeks 70-480
9 o Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Application 2 Weeks 70-486
10 o TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 MCTS 2 Weeks 70-516
11 o Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 2 Weeks 70-331
12 o Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 2 Weeks 70-332
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer “MCSD: SharePoint Application”
13 o Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 2 Weeks 70-488
14 o Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions 2 Weeks 70-489

Huawie Academy

Huawie Academy Program Routing & Switching

Track Course Name Weeks Exam Code
HCNA Introduction to Fundamental Networking
3
H12 - 211
HCNA Huawie Routing Essential (HRE)
4
H12 - 211
HCNP-Professional HCNP-R&S-IERN (Implementing Enterprise Routing Network)
6
H12 - 221
HCNP-Professional HCNP-R&S-IESN (Implementing Enterprise Switching Network)
6
H12 - 222
HCNP-Professional HCNP-R&S-IENP (Implementing Enterprise Network Performance)
4
H12 - 223

SAP Academy

SAP Academy Program (HCM)
SAP Academy Program NetWeaver

No. Topic Weeks Exam Code
1 Kick-off & Onboarding
2 Design Thinking 1
3 SAP01 + TERP10 3
4 Exam Prep & First Attempt: TERP10 1 C_THR12_66
5 Functional SAP HCM 3
6 Exam Prep & First Attempt: HCM 1
7 E-Learnings - Week 1 1
8 SAP Fiori Intro 1
9 SAP Business Intelligence Intro (LH)
10 Communication Skills Workshop 1
11 Holiday 3
12 SAP Solution Manager 2
13 Exam Prep & First Attempt: SAP Solution Manager 1 C_PM_71
14 SAP SuccessFactors Introduction 1
15 Rapid Deployment Solutions / Localization 1
16 SAP HANA 2
17 Exam Prep & First Attempt: SAP HANA 1 C_HANAIMP141
18 E-Learnings - Week 2 1
19 SAP WorkForce Performance Builder
20 Case Study 4
21 CV Writing/Interview Techniques 1
No. Topic Weeks Exam Code
1 Kick-off & Onboarding
2 Design Thinking 1
3 SAP01 + TERP10 3
4 Exam Prep & First Attempt: TERP10 1 C_THR12_66
5 SAP Basis Netweaver 3
6 Exam Prep & First Attempt: SAP Basis 1
7 E-Learnings - Week 1 1
8 SAP Fiori Intro 1
9 SAP Business Intelligence Intro (LH)
10 Communication Skills Workshop 1
11 Holiday 3
12 SAP Solution Manager 2 C_PM_71
13 Exam Prep & First Attempt: SAP Solution Manager 1
14 SAP Business Intelligence - In depth tool training 1
15 Rapid Deployment Solutions / Localization 1
16 SAP HANA 2
17 Exam Prep & First Attempt: SAP HANA 1 C_HANAIMP141
18 E-Learnings - Week 2 1
19 SAP WorkForce Performance Builder
20 Case Study 4
21 CV Writing/Interview Techniques 1

Juniper Academy

This program is one of many programs offered at PSU through the E4E project, and choosing Juniper leads to a speciality in Networking Security and its recognized place in the market, both for customers and service providers. We at PSU believe that this program will have great success in this project and will have its fair share of all participants in E4E.

Juniper Academy Program Security
Juniper Academy Program Service Provider

Track Course Name Weeks Exam Code
Networking Fundamentals Introduction to networking basics
1
--
JNCIA Certificate Introduction to Junos (IJOS)
6
JN0 - 102
Juniper Routing Essential (JRE)
JNCIS-Security Certification Junos Security (JSEC)
6
JN0 - 332
Junos Unified Thread Management (JUTM)
JNCIP-Security Certification Advanced Junos Security (AJSEC)
8
JN0 - 633
Junos Intrusion Prevention System (JIPS)
JTNOC-Security Certification Junos Troubleshooting in NOC
3
JN0 - 691
AJEST-Security Certification --
3
JN0 - 696

Track Course Name Weeks Exam Code
Networking Fundamentals Introduction to networking basics
1
--
JNCIA Certificate Introduction to Junos (IJOS)
4
JN0 - 102
uniper Routing Essential (JRE)
JNCIS-Service Provider Certification Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR)
18
JN0 - 360
Advanced Junos SP Routing (AJSPR)
Junos MPLS & VPN (JMV)
Juniper SP Switching (JSPX)
JNCIP-Service Provider Certification Junos Class of Sevice (JCOS)
7
JN0 - 660
Junos Multicast Routering (JMR)