Cisco Systems, Inc. and Sun Microsystems organized a special training curriculum called, "Sponsored Curriculum
Instructor Training, Asia Pacific", at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. They offered two courses, which were: "Fundamentals of UNIX", between 5-12 November 2002, and "Fundamentals of Java Programming Language", between 13-22 November 2002. The AU Faculty of Science and Technology, together with Cisco Networking Academy Program, sponsored two groups of instructors to participate in these special training courses.
A. Pitiporn Pakdeepinit and A. Piyakul Tillapart from Department of Telecommuni cations Science participated in
the course on "Fundamentals of UNIX". The UNIX course is intended for new users of UNIX. Students learn
fundamental command-line features of the UNIX environment, including file systems navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells, and basic network use.
A. Peerapol Moemeng and A. Suparwat Charoenvikrom from Department of Computer Science participated in the course on "Fundamentals of Java Programming Language". This course provides a conceptual understanding of Object Oriented Programming. The course also teaches the students how to use Java's object oriented technologies to solve business problems. It will help in preparing students for the "Sun Certified Programmer for Java2 Platform" certification examination. The instructors are required to be trained and pass the assessment test, in order to offer the course for students in Science and Technology Faculty. The curriculum contains one 70-hour period of study. About half of this time is spent using the instructor-facilitated online multimedia material, and the rest is spent on lab exercises. The online portion of the curriculum resides on a Web server at each Academy. Students can access the curriculum from their workstations over the classroom LAN. Students will also have access to view the curriculum online during non-classroom hours.
A.Pitiporn and A.Piyakul at Cisco TC