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India needs 70,000 network specialists

education Updated: Jun 12, 2012 12:31 IST
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India requires 70,000 inter-networking specialists to meet the demand for the growing telecom and internet networking market, the world’s leading master trainer for Cisco certification and Penta CCIE and CCDE, Khawar Butt, says.

At a seminar at the NCUI auditorium in Delhi recently while addressing the students of computer engineering looking for better career options on ‘Networking, data security and Cisco certification’, Butt said availability of this hi-end training in India is an added advantage for those who want to make a career in this globally recognised field as job opportunities for Cisco-certified experts in networking and data security were increasing. Specialists were held in high esteem in global IT and Networking industries for their prowess in deploying, managing and trouble-shooting complex networking scenarios, he said.

Khawar Butt, is the chairman and CTO of Networxx, which trains IT professionals for Cisco certification in the country. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT field, working with companies like Boeing, Verizon, Cisco, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman etc. The demand for trained specialists, as per Cisco, was as high as one million worldwide.