The Risk Management Committee coordinator of the Information Technology Department organised an awareness programme on risk identification to all the department coordinators and staff members on 21 November 2019 from 09 to 10 am.
This awareness programme focused on the risk management policy, various methods involved in risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk treatment and risk monitoring. As a part of the programme, an awareness was given on the risk register of the Information Technology Department.
At the end of the session all committee coordinators were requested to prepare potential risks and recommended solutions for their respective committees. All Information Technology Department committee coordinators and department Risk Management committee coordinators from Student Affairs, Human Resources, and the Business Department attended and benefited from this programme.
Recently, Oracle Corporation, in collaboration with Higher College of Technology, organised the Oracle Academy Faculty Day on Thursday, 21 November 2019, rom 8 am to 3 pm in the MPH Building. The purpose of the event was to update the Oracle Academy Programme’s new features, its free academic new courses, Oracle Academy cloud free tier, technical topics like cloud computing, and other updates.
Dr Huda Salim Al Shukaily, Head IT department of Higher College of Technology, welcomed everyone and gave a welcome address to the participants, followed by Ms Bushra Al Zayyat, a note from Oracle Oman’s country leader, Ms Jane Richardson, Senior Director Oracle Academy, EMEA, who is responsible of the management and development of the Oracle Academy Programme in the Europe Middle East and Africa. She discussed the IT jobs which increased from 2013 to 2018, IT job growth in the techology sector was 40 percent, outside of tech, IT job growth jumped 65 percent. IT jobs, both in an out of the tech sector, pay substantially more than non-IT jobs, with a salary premium of $20,000 or more. She also added that Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and its affiliates.
Mr William McCabe, Senior Director, Member Education and Curriculum Development for Oracle, who is responsible for training and curriculum development, discussed the new features of Oracle, which is going to launch in early 2020. The features include Oracle autonomous database, Oracle cloud infrastructure and Oracle Institutional membership in Oman. He added that the Oracle Academy Institutional members will get free cloud database with its infrastructure and they can access the Oracle autonomous database, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Java, Node.js, Python and many other programming languages. Free Trial Credits of $300 USD in Cloud Credits for a full year of educators and the students to try over 20 cloud services for infrastructure, databases, application development, analytics, integration, content and experience, management, and security.
The IT Department lecturers Mr Junath Naseer Ahamed and Mr Rajasekar attended this event.
On the occasion to celebrate Oman Mathematics Day - V, the Mathematics section of the Information Technology Department, along with the Academic Support Services Committee, organised “Math Talent Hunt” for the students. The purpose of the competition was to test the general IQ of the students in Mathematics and to allow students to develop themselves by applying their knowledge ,and to make them professionally competent to improve their aptitude skills.
The competition was designed through an online quiz using E-learning with 20 questions to be completed in 50 minutes. Fifty-six students registered themselves and actively participated in this event from all the academic departments and centres.
The department appreciates the efforts of Math staff members who encouraged the students and conducted the event successfully. The department appreciates the students of iTech Club for their efforts in designing the competition poster and organising the event.
Finally, the Quality Assurance Department collected the feedback of the competition from the participants. The feedback score is 3.59 out of 5.
The department congratulates the winners and all the active participants of the competition. The winners of the competition are as follows:
The First position was secured by Omer Humaid Rashid of Diploma Year-1 student from the Engineering Department.
The Second position was secured by Mashal Saif Said Al Yaqoobi of Diploma Year-1 student from the Engineering Department.
The Third position was achieved by Al Maha Said Salim Al Mamari, a student from the Foundation Programme, Level 2.
The Information Technology Department organised a “One Hour Contest” on 19 November 2019. On this day, the department witnessed a competitive environment in the laboratories with many students participating in this competition. The objective of the competition was to identify potential students for the “Oman Skills Competition-2020”. This competition is designed only for Diploma Year-1 students. The Information Technology Department intends to provide comprehensive training to the students who performed well in this competition.
The competition started at 12.05 pm with an inaugural speech by Mr William (HoS-IT). Mr William addressed the importance and objective of this competition. iTech Club students discussed briefly the competition.
Three parallel contests were proposed at the same time and were conducted successfully:
- Network Cabling contest
- Database Design contest
- Web Design contest
The Network Cabling contest is designed to test the knowledge and skills of students in preparing Ethernet cables used in real network environments.
The Database Design contest is designed to test the implementation skills of logical and physical schema for a given scenario.
The Web Design contest is designed to test the skills of students in designing a simple web page. Given a scenario, the participant must design a web page using HTML tags.
A total of 32 Diploma Year-1 students were registered for this competition.
The committee appreciate Ms Roselle, Mr Junath and Mr Somesh for providing their ideas, preparing scenarios, and offering their time and expertise completing this competition. The committee appreciates Mr Isabelo, Mr Rajasekaran and Ms Iman Al Jassasi for their involvement as facilitators in this competition.
The committee appreciates the efforts of IT Staff members who encouraged our students and were present during the competition.
This competition is organized by iTech Club students and IT staff members. The committee appreciate the iTech Club students for their efforts in designing the competition poster, making announcements, and organising the event.
The Quality Assurance Department provided the competition feedback. The competition received a feedback score 4.3 out of 5 from the participants.
The department congratulates the following winners:
First Place : Amina Al Farsi and Shatha Al Mamari
Second Place: Mitha Juma Al Kaabi and Safa Salim Al Abri
First Place : Sara
Second Place: Sumaya
With the aim to encourage students towards learning & studying mathematics, Oman Mathematics Committee (OMC) on Oman Mathematics day 5, 19th Nov. 2019, organized one-day conference for students.
From IbriCT 9 students (5 from IT-Dept. & 4 from Engg. Dept.) with Mohammed Sarfaraz Hussain, lecturer-Math, attended this conference. It was of two session and both were in Arabic.
Started at 9:30am with welcome speech and a video on OMC 2019 activities. Keynote speaker Dr. Majda Al Hinai briefed about Govt. support on studying mathematics and various activities in Mathematics of most of the colleges of Oman. Second and the last lecture of first session was by Ms. Safeya Al Sheli, learning disabilities supervisor, on “ it is not too hard to inspire, but it’s too hard to be inspired: how teaching Mathematics to children with LD should work for them and for us” . She highlighted the government support for these children and number of schools & institutions across Oman. She also explained assessments pattern, which is specially designed for disabled children. She added that now, with the support of government, everyone can get education including blind and deaf.
This session was of only one lecture of one hour by Dr. Huda Al Shuaily, HOD-IT, HCT.
She presented on the “role of Mathematics in Technology”. She started with a discussion on different innovations, ideas and development of technology. Further, she explained importance of mathematics in various fields like medical, security, research and many more. Throughout the lecture, she was motivating all the students towards learning mathematics. It was an interactive session. Session ended at 12:00noon.
Orientation Program on Specialization Choice was conducted on Tuesday, 5th November 2019. The purpose of this program was to help the students of Information Technology Department who will move from Diploma year-I to Year-II and Diploma year-II to Advanced Diploma during semester-II of AY 2019-2020 to choose their specialization.
Mr. Rajasekeran, Registration Committee coordinator and Mr. Shaik Mastan Vali, Academic Support Committee Coordinator of IT Department, arranged this program. In this program, our department Registrar Mr.Rajasekaran, delivered a lecture to our students. During this program, he gave more information related to the different levels, specializations available in each level, courses offered, marks, grades, credits and briefly explained about the content of each course. He added some more information related to the job opportunities for each specializations and on the job training. He concluded the session by clarifying the student’s doubts and providing some important guidelines and advises which helps the students to choose their specialization.
Ms. Samiya Al Yaqoobi, IT-Coordinator translated the same information in Arabic, which helps the students to understand more clearly.
9 students were attended this program. The program started at 12.00 pm in lab-A119 attached (Hardware Lab) and ended at 12.50 pm. The Registration committee and the Academic Support Committee of the IT Department organized this program.
The Information Technology Department, through the Academic Support committee conducted Student Induction Program on Wednesday 02/10/2019 in Lab A110.
This Induction program is especially organized for the new post foundation students’ joined in Academic Year 2019-2020, Semester 1. The objective of this program is to give an idea on various specializations available in Colleges of Technology in the field of Information Technology. This program focus on various aspects such as CGPA, IELTS, requirements to move to higher levels, purpose of on-job training, advisor advisee meeting, warning letters in courses and student grievances. Ms. Wardha Al Majrafi and Ms.Samia Al Yaqoobi (members of Academic Support Committee) provided information about each specialization and comparisons between Database and Software Engineering, Networking and Internet & E-Security.
Mr.William (HoS-IT) emphasized the importance of Information Technology in Job sector. Dr.Pugalarasu(HoS-Math) also attend the program.
The Induction program received a good response from the students. In the end feedback was collected from the students. On the scale of 5, average feedback is 4.5.
Five members from IT Department of Ibri College of Technology attended the One Day workshop on Big Data Fundamentals in Nutshell at Nizwa College of Technology (NCT) on 12/09/2019
The Information Technology Department conducted its 1st Interdepartmental Computer Hardware Troubleshooting Competition on 25 June 2019 at 12noon in the Hardware Lab. Eighteen students registered online and 15 joined the competition.
The objectives of the competition were to provide avenues for students to improve their technical skills in troubleshooting, to establish a life-long learning through acquisition and application of technological knowledge and to enhance their participation and partnership relations within and beyond the Colleges of Technology.
The competition started with the welcome address from Dr Duhai Al Shukeili, HoD and an inspirational message delivered by Mr Abdullah Al Shukaili, head of the Education Technology Centre. After the opening part, Mr Wilson (member of the organising team), read the mechanics of the competition and introduced the members of assessors. The closing ceremony was attended by members of the Administrative staff headed by our college dean, Dr Hamdan Al Manthari and the assistant dean for administrative and financial affairs, Mr Rashid Al Hinai. The dean awarded prizes for the winners as follows:
- First Prize: Ahmed Marhoon Al Yaqoobi (76J17153)
- Second Prize: Khalid Saleh Al Jabri (76S16510)
- Third Prize: Ali Salim Al Shouhumi (71S1751)
The assessors were the following: Dr Qais, Ms Nasim, Mr Ferdinand and Mr Eugene, while the organizing team was composed of Dr Duhai, HoD, Mr William, HoS-IT, Mr Wilson Alexander and Mr Isabelo Paat.
After the competition, refreshments were served, and survey feedback was distributed to students. As a result, most of the students agreed that the contest has improved their technical skills in troubleshooting (4.1 mean score), that the contest helped them to establish life-long learning through acquisition and application of technological knowledge (4.1 mean score), and the contest has enhanced their participation and partnership within the Information Technology Department and the college (4.0 mean score).
IT students of Ibri College of Technology participated in Student National Symposium IR 4.0 that is conducted in Higher College of Technology-Musact in Tuesday 18/06 under patronage of Dr Muna Salim Al Jardani, Undersecretary of Manpower Ministry for Technical Education and Vocational Training.
The students Salim Al Badi & Almuayad AL-Maqbali gave workshop about network security as they explained about their project which is titled” Light Box Virtual Pen-testing lab”. They mentioned in details the idea of their project and the objectives of it, which are: enable the security specialist to how find the vulnerabilities in the web by using legal ways and how to enhance ethical hacking skills. After that, the speakers discussed about the common bugs that may affect web application based on Owasp.org website. Furthermore, they highlighted in the practical part about how to detect the weakness by using his web site. In addition, they spoke about the tools that they used to build his project which are raspberry pi 3, Ethernet cable and Modem, and Power supply.
The students Hajar Al Shukili & Eman Al Shukri gave workshop about Internet of Things as they explained about their project which is titled” An electronic Garden Irrigation System”. They mentioned in details the idea of their project and the objectives of it, which are: create access control system which prohibit the unauthorized users from getting access to the garden and the encrypted card can be used to getting access to the system, the system depends on the sensors to be worked and this system can notify the farmer if anything is happening by using GPRS module or also called SMS model and the system can send alarm by making a sound to notify the farmer and predict for any dangerous event.