Motorola Launches Certified Network Engineer Programme (MCNE) in India

07 Jun 2007 [13:17h]     Bookmark and Share

Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) – Motorola India Private Limited, in association with CMC Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), and Edutech India Private Limited, today launched the Motorola Certified Network Engineer (MCNE) programme for aspiring engineers who want to carve out an exciting career in the Telecoms industry in India.

MCNE is a first of its kind, standards-based, world-class telecom certification programme in India, which is being launched following its successful introduction into China. It is aimed at imparting structured and technically rich training to engineers in diverse range of current and next generation mobile communication technologies that are used by telecom operators and the industry, across global markets, and optimized to meet the rigorous professional demands of the industry.

Designed and developed with the support of industry experts, the MCNE portfolio of Certifications will be introduced in phases. The current launch of MCNE certification in India is the first step up the ladder of Telecom proficiencies that will ultimately lead to the Motorola Certified Network Engineer status.

This programme will offer several tracks on the various telecommunication standards used in the Wireless/Wireline access, Core network, Services and Application domains of the industry. This current release includes Wireless Access Technologies such as GSM, GPRS, CDMA and UMTS, their capabilities and characteristics, engineering implementation technology, and protocols and industry requirements.

Firdose Vandrevala, chairman, Motorola India and corporate vice president, Motorola Inc., said, “The MCNE portfolio of certifications offers a comprehensive technology curriculum providing the mobile communications industry with a large pool of well trained and technologically capable workers by bridging the skill gap in this knowledge-intensive industry. Additionally, partnering with CMC and Edutech will ensure that optimum quality standards are maintained.”

The MCNE certification programme incorporates Motorola’s learning from across global markets and years of experience gained from designing and deploying large scale wireless networks that deliver mission and business critical services.. It is aimed at helping the industry lower the cost of selecting and retaining employees, improve work efficiencies and ensure faster deployment and implementation of engineering projects.

CMC Limited with its 200 franchisee centres across the country and commitment towards building India’s IT & Telecom-personnel base is the training partner. It also has several collaborative training centres with renowned universities and institutes. For the MCNE programme, it has recruited special telecom trainers, who have further been groomed by Motorola’s technical team.

Edutech, a leading technology-enabled learning solutions company providing high quality testing and assessment software and support services, has designed and will deploy the evaluations tests and manage all logistics of the programme. The firm has global alliances and presence across India, Middle East, US and Malaysia. The company has helped assess over half a million candidates across various geographies.

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