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  2019

Apr.
2019
SECC has organized the Smart University Transformation event on Tuesday 16th April 2019
 
The Smart University Transformation event has been held on Tuesday 16th April 2019. The event introduced the SECC-Smart University Initiative and the exciting Smart University Reference Architecture (SURA). The event highlighted SURA technical architecture and shared success story for adopting SURA in practice. The event discussed the roadmap for SURA in 2019 and how you can be involved in this initiative.

For more about the event, please visit https://www.secc.org.eg/SURA_2019.asp...
For more about SURA, please visit https://www.secc.org.eg/SECC_SURA.asp...

Mar.
2019
ITIL®4 Foundation is now launching globally, and SECC Egypt is part of the story
 
SECC is excited to announce that the first round of ITIL®4 has been held in Egypt on 26th March 2019 and it was lectured by Dr. Haitham Hamza.

ITIL®4 is the next evolution of ITIL, it expands on previous versions by providing a practical and flexible basis to support organizations on their journey to the new world of digital transformation. It provides an end-to-end IT/digital operating model for the delivery and operation of tech-enabled products and services and enables IT teams to continue to play a crucial role in wider business strategy.

For registering for new rounds and exams, please visit our training and exams calendar...

Jan.
2019
SECC congratulates Core BPO for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 Accreditation
 
SECC Lead Appraiser, Engineer Madiha Hassan, appraises Core BPO - Operations Unit to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 accreditation to raise the number of appraised organizations by SECC to 83.

SECC Lead Appraisers conducted appraisal services in Egypt, KSA, Syria, Kuwait, UAE and China to reach maturity levels 2 and 3 for Services and Development.

View ALL CMMI Appraised Companies By SECC ...

Jan.
2019
SECC Officially Announces the First Version of its Smart University Reference Architecture (SURA)
 
The Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) officially announces the first version of its Smart University Reference Architecture (SURA). SURA is designed to represent the road map for the digital transformation towards smart universities with their capabilities and services. The model focuses on 6 main pillars: Smart Learning, Smart Assessment, Smart Classroom, Smart Support, Smart Operations, and Smart Campus. With a total of 38 capabilities, SURA represents the practical framework for developing the different aspects in the smart university. The model has been developed according to the TOGAF enterprise architecture framework. COBIT framework is also used to align between the university strategies and the proposed development themes.

For more about SURA contact us...
  RECENT in 2018

Dec.
2018
Driven by its role to raise community awareness about the recent ICT trends, SECC team participated at some of the community events that took place during the past period.
 
  • In Cairo ICT 2018, held on 25-28 November, SECC participated with a talk on the opportunities of using Blockchain technology for startups.
  • In IEEE GCIoT 2018, held on 5-7 December, Dr. Haitham Hamza - R&D Department Manager organized an industry panel on "IoT Local Use cases" with participation from industry leaders in Egypt presenting their practical experience from implementing real IoT solutions in local market in Egypt.
  • In INFOS2018, held on 10-12 December, SECC participated with 3 tutorials covering process improvement and new development methodologies, innovation management, and Blockchain technology.

Nov.
2018
SECC congratulates Telecom Systems Information Technology (MTS IT) Organization for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 Accreditation
 
SECC Lead Appraiser, Engineer Yasser Ghanim, appraises Modern Telecom Systems Information Technology (MTS IT) - Software Development Projects unit to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 accreditation to raise the number of appraised organizations by SECC to 82.

SECC Lead Appraisers conducted appraisal services in Egypt, KSA, Syria, Kuwait, UAE and China to reach maturity levels 2 and 3 for Services and Development.

View ALL CMMI Appraised Companies By SECC ...

Nov.
2018
SECC congratulates E-finance Organization for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 Accreditation
 
SECC Lead Appraiser, Ms. Madiha Hassan, appraised E-finance Organization to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 2 accreditation to raise the number of appraised organizations by SECC to 81.

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Oct.
2018
AMECSE 2018 has been Organized in-cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT
 
Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering (AMECSE) is a series of conferences started in 2014 as the first forum in the region for practitioners and researchers to present and share the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of Software Engineering. Every edition of AMECSE fosters a theme that is deemed important for tackling pressing challenges in our region.

AMECSE 2018 is the fourth edition of AMECSE conference series. This edition was organized in-cooperation with the ACM SIGSOFT. The theme of this edition was Software Innovation for Digital Transformation.

It is worth mentioning that several distinguished entities sponsored the conference like IBM, VMware and BBI consultancy companies as well as NGOs like CIT and EITESAL among others.

Read more about AMECSE 2018...


 

Oct.
2018
SECC congratulates Qingdao EIC Information Technology Co., Ltd. - China for obtaining CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 Accreditation
 
SECC Lead Appraiser, Mr. Ahmed AbdelAziz, appraised Qingdao EIC Information Technology Co., Ltd. - Navigational Spider and Project Management Projects, China to obtain CMMI® for Development Maturity Level 3 accreditation to raise the number of appraised organizations by SECC to 80.

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Sept.
2018
SECC organized DevOpsDays Cairo 2018 Conference to mark Cairo as the first Arab city to run Devopsdays
 
SECC organized DevOpsDays Cairo 2018 Conference on 17 September 2018 and which happened for the first time in Egypt and the Arab World.

The organizing committee consisted of professionals from SECC, DXC Technology, IBM Egypt and Orange Labs; with the assistance of professionals from the international brand "devopsdays".

The event was held at Grand Nile hotel and was attended by 250+ ICT professionals from 153 organizations representing different sectors as ICT, government, finance, academia, and manufacturing. The program consisted of remarkable talks from Egypt, Austria, Poland and a notable talk by Andrew Clay Shaffer from USA. Andrew Shafer is one of the founders of devopsdays and a polymath of DevOps.

Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is run by volunteers from the local area. It was organized in more than 90 cities since 2009 till Cairo made it in 2018, to be the first Arab city to run such an internationally recognized brand.

All presentations have been recorded and will be accessible to the whole community. A notification will be sent with the access information once videos have been uploaded.

Please stay tuned for DevOpsDays Cairo 2019!

Read more about the DevOpsDays Cairo...


Aug.
2018
SECC Offers the new 2018 version of ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Exams Starting
1 September 2018
 
SECC, the sole ESTB Examination Institute/Certification Body for the ISTQB® certificates in Egypt, will run the new ISTQB® CTFL Syllabus 2018 alongside the ISTQB® CTFL Syllabus 2011. Exams of 2011 version will continue to be offered till the sunset period of 3 June 2019. After this date, no 2011 version exams will be offered.

The ISTQB® General Assembly has approved the new 2018 version of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level syllabus for general release. Foundation Level is core to the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme providing essential understanding and knowledge to anyone involved in testing. The updates reflect market feedback and the current state of the software testing industry.