Ministry Launches Data Science Program in Partnership with Microsoft Qatar

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Ministry Launches Data Science Program in Partnership with Microsoft Qatar

Doha – Qatar

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has launched the “Data Science” Program in partnership with Microsoft Qatar within the framework of its Qatar Digital Government Training Program (QDGTP) – a strategic initiative that boosts the professional capacity of government employees in the IT sector to achieve the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy.

Registration is open until this August 5 via

Fifteen candidates will be selected for the 6-month program, which includes 5 training modules. The program will develop the data science skills of Qatari staff working at public and private sectors.

The Data Science Program will enable future leadership to utilize and deploy data science and boost innovation in all technological fields in Qatar within the framework of building a smart nation.

The program focuses on the skillsets of data analysis and programming, given the significant role data science plays in enhancing public institutions’ capabilities of addressing current and future challenges.

Program participants will have a 6-month intensive training course that covers 5 training levels. A certificate of completion will be given to each participant at the end of each level, in addition to a certificate of program completion at the end of the whole program and the delivery of the final project. Additionally, there will be accredited data science certifications from Microsoft.

QDGTP aims to build and boost national personnel’s information and communication technology capabilities. In the last three years it has offered 4800 training opportunities and conducted 312 training courses for more than 70 government and semi-government entities. 134 of these courses were conducted in 2018.

QDGTP establishes unique partnerships with several internationally-recognized institutions that are leaders in the ICT industry such as Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Cisco, PMI, ITIL and COMPTIA.

QDGTP has a variety of disciplines such as database management, ERP management, IT management & governance, programming, graphic design, security management, network management and system administration. It also offers specially-designed training courses from global training organizations to fulfill specific needs in technology sectors in the country.