SAP Bolsters Training Options

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2013 – New Boost for Saudi IT Industry as SAP Bolsters Training Options


Saudi Arabia’s IT industry is set for a major boost, after SAP today announced the recruitment of a powerful new training partner.

Fast Lane Computer Consultancy is set to help SAP up-skill workforces in the Kingdom, with a particular focus on certification training in key company offerings such as enterprise resource planning and mobility. Additional partners across MENA are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The news represents a significant addition to the SAP Education entity, which is one of the world’s largest IT training organizations with more than 400 classroom based courses and in excess of 100 e-based courses. It will also have a notable impact on SAP’s ambitious expansion plans in the MENA region, which includes certifying 2,000 new consultants within the next four years and further support the localization of SAP® solutions to meet fast-growing regional industry needs.

”We are delighted to welcome Fast Lane on board to add considerable value to our education offering” said Sam Alkharrat, Managing Director, SAP MENA. “SAP certifications are globally recognized demonstrations of excellence, and a clear competitive advantage. We take enormous pride from the fact that all of our trainees will walk away with dramatically enhanced career credentials and, crucially, find themselves equipped with key skills that can positively benefit the region’s burgeoning IT industry.”
SAP trained 2,700 individuals across the MENA region in 2012. A series of new partner deals in the coming months is likely to markedly improve on that figure this year. “SAP is proud to bolster its ability to deliver education courses and certifications specifically designed to drive greater organizational proficiency,” said Jaco Van Zyl, Education Director, SAP MENA.

“We stand out because we develop comprehensive training plans, manage talent, and enable end users – with both live and online courses – using market-leading learning software. Our core motivation is to help businesses run better, to empower employees and to inspire industry-wide innovation.”


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About Fast Lane
The Fast Lane Group ranks amongst the world’s leading independent Cisco training providers. Specializing in high-end IT projects and the development of professional IT qualifications, Fast Lane is there for you in more than 41 countries across all continents.

Additional information:

Fast Lane Computer Consultancy
Knowledge Village, Block 17
1st Floor
PO Box 53941
United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 (4) 42 89 440
Fax: +971 (4) 42 89 441