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Three Russians travel to China to pit their brains against the best in the world

Trio selected for eight-hour practical test in Shenzhen after gruelling selection process to find the best big data and cloud specialists in the country
Three Russians travel to China to pit their brains against the best in the world
PR-Inside.com: 2017-02-28 22:11:22
The best brains in Russia will travel to China to pit their skills against the rest of the world to highlight the ICT skills needed for a global workforce.

The three ICT students were chosen after taking part in a gruelling selection process to test their knowledge of IP and IT subjects.


Huawei, known for its mobile phones, will host 32 China teams, including six overseas teams, from across the globe at the inaugural event at its Shenzhen HQ, including teams from Western Europe, Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa.

The Russian delegation will undertake an eight-hour practical challenge that rigorously tests their knowledge of routers, switching, security, WLAN, plus cloud, storage, and Big Data. The top three teams will be announced at the end, along with six of the best mentors.

The students are members of the Huawei ICT Academy, a worldwide not-for-profit programme that encourages the next generation of ICT professionals for a better connected world.

Lintuo Wu, Huawei ICT Academy director, said: “Huawei ICT Academy hopes to influence the upskilling of Russia’s ICT workforce through educational opportunities to create a better ICT talent ecosystem.”

Pallavi Malhotra, Huawei ICT Academy manager, said: “More and more university students, and those wanting to embark on an ICT career realise they need the full suite of academic knowledge and practical know-how to enter the current ICT workplace. Huawei ICT Academy qualifications provide the foundations, from routers or switching, to cloud computing, or security, to help students find those roles. We can also provide a career path for ICT professionals right up to certification, to enable them to aim for middle to senior level positions.”

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About Huawei ICT Academy

The Huawei ICT Academy is part of a number of Huawei outreach programmes to enrich life and improve efficiency around the world.

Huawei works with over 200 global colleges and universities, including the University of Reading in the UK, University of Sydney in Australia, University of Alicante in Spain, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) in Pakistan, and University of São Paulo in Brazil City University of Hong Kong, and has trained more than 200,000 students up to 2016.

To date, Huawei has provided cloud services to over 2,500 customers in the government and public utility, telecom, energy, and finance sectors across 108 countries and regions, deploying more than 1.4 million virtual machines. It has also built 660 data centers worldwide, including 255 cloud data centers.

Its ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a better connected world.

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