Zend Technologies and NIIT have launched a PHP training and certification program that will extend across more than 450 centers in India. The new program aims to establish a talent pool of PHP experts and Zend Certified Engineers in India to serve the growing market demand for skilled PHP developers around the globe. This demand is being driven by enterprise IT organizations and system integrators delivering application development projects, especially in the US and Europe.
Under the new program, Zend Certified Trainers will train NIIT staff, and provide course content and certifications. Teaching of courses and certification testing which will then be conducted by NIIT for participants enrolling in the program. Program graduates will be sought after for their knowledge and skills in PHP application development and management by organizations aiming to accelerate time to market with business-critical Web applications.
According to Siddhartha Agarwal, Vice President, Americas and Emerging Markets Field Operations at Zend, "NIIT is an excellent training partner for Zend, with a track record of quality and global reach.
Agarwal said that India is a key market for developing and nurturing professional PHP developers. The program is intended to help Indian companies and system integrators rapidly build web applications for local and offshore projects.
Vijay K Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Limited, said, "With explosive growth in online social networks, creating a large pool of trained and certified professionals in Open-Source technologies is critical."
As part of this alliance, Zend will provide NIIT with its training curriculum for PHP, Zend Framework, and Zend software product training. Zend and NIIT will customize the content for the Indian market and deliver it through its more than 450 training centers.