As part of the Professional Development Committee program in the Computing and Informatics Department, the committee arranged for an industrial visit to Ahli Bank. The visit was scheduled on the 4th of December 2019.
The visit targeted IT major students, who would most benefit from exposure to real life examples of data centers and how IT is managed in large corporations. Also, for the students to find inspiration that may guide their future career aspirations.
The visiting team was led by the Committee members, Mrs. Rowaidah Al Abdullah and Mr. Mohammed Arshad, and consisted of 19 students.
The visiting party was greeted by Mr. Ahmed Al Busaidi, senior application specialist, who gave us a brief tour of the bank. Following the tour, we were escorted to the IT Department where Mr. Yaqoub Amer, head of Infrastructure and Network Department, divided the party into 3 groups, and gave them tours within the data center, and showed them how networks are setup in the bank and the types of servers used and how backups are done and managed as well as briefly explaining the security measures applied.
The students were offered a chance to ask questions and present observations and inquiries from the highly technical experts that were present at the tour.
Mrs. Rowaidah gave closing remarks, thanking the bank’s representatives for their time and reception.
The purpose of the visit is summarized by giving the students the opportunity to see first-hand how IT is implemented in large corporations in the market, and how it is managed and secured to international standards.
A workshop titled “Practical Implementations of Information Systems” was held on Monday the 25th of November 2019 at 10 am in Hall A. The workshop was organized by the Computing and Informatics Department, and targeted the IT students in particular the IST50 students. The Workshop was coordinated by Mrs. Rowaidah Al Abdullah, lecturer at the Computing and Informatics Department, and attended by Dr. Mohammed Abbas, Head of the computing and Informatics Department, Mrs. Jamila Khatoon, Head of the Quality Assurance Department, Miss Shouq Al Araimi, Head of Foundation Department, Mr. Mohammed Al Batahari, Head of the IT Services Section, Mr. Nasser Al Muslahi, lecturer at the Computing and Informatics Department and Mr. Mudhar Al Najar, lecturer at the General Foundation Department.
The workshop began with an introduction about different types of information systems and imbedded components presented by Mrs. Rowaidah Al Abdullah. Following that the guest speaker, Mr. Khalid Al Amarni, Cyber Security Analyst at Oman CERT, Ministry of Technology and Communications, spoke about the practical implementations of information systems in different organizations in the Sultanate, with emphasis on data storage and possible ways to breach and hack security systems.
The purpose of the workshop was to connect the theory of information systems that the students are learning in IST 50 with the real life implementations within real organizations. As well as give awareness to the students on how to deal with their private information while using information systems.
An awareness workshop on GFP Audit Process was organized by Quality Assurance Department & General Foundation Department on 24th November 2019 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Hall B on the Second Floor. All the staff and academics heads attended the workshop.
The process of audit was presented by the Head, Ms. Shouq Said Al-Araimi. The facilitator walked the audience through all the phases related to the process of GFP Quality Audit. Next, she shed light on the four GFP Audit Scopes: Governance and Management, GFP Student Learning, Academic and Student Support Services, and Staff and Staff Support Services. After that, the procedure of preparing for the GFP Quality Audit was explained by Dr. Jameela Khatoon, Head, Quality Assurance Department. It was informed that four working groups has been formed which would be led by coordinators to cover the four audit scopes. A GFP Audit Steering Committee has been appointed to follow up and provide support to the whole process.
At the end of the workshop, a number of interrelated issues were comprehensively discussed. Dr. Suhaila Abbas, ADAA provided some insights on the preparation for the GFP audit process.
Mazoon College is a private academic institution that has operated under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education since 1997. It was established to provide higher education nationally and internationally in different fields. At present, it has thirteen programs at undergraduate level and three programs at postgraduate level.
The College gives high school graduates, international students, and employees the chance to gain the educational skills and the high technology to cope with the ever-changing modern development. The College, from its first establishment, has made firm steps towards the qualitative development of its performance to provide prestigious services. It is also aware of the need to conduct full review and continuous evaluation of its progression. It always seeks to provide itself with high quality academic and administrative staff and the addition of new majors required by the community and to develop its already existing capabilities.
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