The Maher 12/12 (Microsoft) program started on April 24th, 2010 with a total of 100 male and female students divided into 3 tracks CIN (20 Male), ERP (40 Male) and SQAT (40 Female). These tracks were further divided into 5 sections consisting of 20 students in each section. Throughout the program, we maintained high quality of teachers and the facilities.
The classes were held in Prince Mohammad Program for Youth & Development (PMPYD) Building, Dammam. All the classes are equipped with the best of computers (with high end configuration), Smart Boards, projectors etc.
The program was designed by Microsoft to address specifically the needs of the Saudi work place and the knowledge and skills of the targeted group of students. The program bridged the knowledge and skills required by the work place in a comprehensive way and in a relatively short period of time. In two academic semesters students covered one of three tracks of IT technology, English for information technology, and employability soft skills as two supporting subject areas.
The three tracks of Microsoft technology covered during the program were:
- Computer Infrastructure and networking (CIN)
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Software quality assurance and testing (SQAT)
All the tracks (CIN, ERP and SQAT) were divided into English, Soft skills and Technical training. English and Soft Skills were taught by Prince Mohammad University’s Native English Speaking Faculty and the Technical Training was done by Microsoft Certified Trainers