Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) is taking a significant step towards cultivating local talent in the digital sphere by unveiling a complimentary seven-day network infrastructure training course for selected participants. This endeavour underscores MyIX’s steadfast commitment to nurturing Malaysian talent and supporting the ever-expanding Malaysian digital economy.
MyIX Chairman Chiew Kok Hin said that, given Malaysia’s fast-evolving digital landscape, it is essential for the country to have a skilled workforce well-versed in network infrastructure.
“As part of our CSR initiatives, MyIX is proud to offer this free training programme to empower aspiring individuals with the knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in the digital age. Our commitment to nurturing local talent aligns with our vision of driving sustainable growth in the Malaysian digital economy,” said Chiew in a press release.
The ‘Explore the World of Network Infrastructure’ course, co-organised with technology and future skills learning institution Forward College, will be held on 20 – 22 February and 5 – 8 March 2024 at the MyIX corporate headquarters located in Puchong, Selangor.
Availability for this course is limited, with only 25 spots available for qualified Malaysian participants, so interested individuals are encouraged to secure their spots promptly. Successful applicants would then be notified accordingly.
This programme is made possible by MyIX members including, among others, AIMS, CelcomDigi, Maxis, REDtone, TM Technology Sdn Bhd, TIME dotCom, U Mobile and YTL.
It sets its sights on empowering two critical segments of the populace: recent graduates aspiring to forge careers in the internet industry, and working professionals from member companies keen on refreshing and enhancing their skill sets.
“The initiative aims to be a nurturing centre, equipping individuals to tackle real-world challenges with a practical skill sets and perspectives,” said Chiew, noting a high turnover rate within the industry.
Embarking on the Network Infrastructure track, participants will undergo the seven-day intensive training regimen, an enriching journey that promises both theoretical knowledge and hands-on expertise in pivotal areas such as IP Network and Systems Operations.
Topics ranging from routing, BGP, RPKI, ROA, AS-SET, and peering, to DNS, DNSSEC, traffic monitoring and analysis, NMS, and DDoS prevention strategies, will be covered extensively.
Upon completion, participants will be rewarded with a certificate of completion, a testimony to their newly acquired skills and readiness to contribute positively to the industry.
Furthermore, member companies will be presented with the opportunity to engage with the fresh talent pool, potentially catalysing a new wave of innovation and growth within the Malaysian internet sector.
For more information on the ‘Explore the World of Network Infrastructure’ course, visit https://myix.forward.edu.my/
In another development, the exchange also said that the MyIX Fellowship Programme is set to offer a select number of fellowships to member organisations, enabling technical staff to partake in enriching workshops conducted by the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) during the annual APRICOT conference, starting with APRICOT 2024 which will be held in February 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand.
This strategic move aims to enhance the industry-related skills of technical personnel, gearing them up to navigate the fast-evolving digital landscape proficiently.
Participants of the programme can look forward to deepening their understanding in crucial areas such as IPv6 Deployment and Internet Routing/RPKI, which are becoming increasingly vital in fostering a secure and efficient internet environment.
Moreover, the workshops will offer expertise in Information/Network Security and DNS/DNSSEC, equipping members with the necessary knowledge to safeguard digital assets and ensure the integrity of internet communications.