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Since its foundation in 1996, CERT has been at the forefront of national development, through life-long learning and technology solutions that deliver value for leading organizations in the UAE and the region. The Center has uniquely positioned itself at the intersection of academia, industry, and government, offering integrated solutions that contribute to industry competitiveness and government excellence. Its success is attributed to a strong commitment to providing its clients with world-class, bespoke programs, aligned to global standards, which increase employability rates, improve talent retention, enhance talent development and develop a competitive advantage for its partner organizations.

The team at CERT has always set its sights on trusted sustainable partnerships in the creation of a knowledge-based economy in the UAE, spearheading innovations for its clients across all economic sectors.

CERT has garnered expertise over the past two decades to channel organizational strategy and resources and lead a futuristic digital transformation journey by navigating technological disruptions across products, services, markets, segments, industry, and the economy. The Center has successfully been able to transcend and cascade strategies, correlate and digitalize system-wide integrated optimization synergy endeavors vis-Ă -vis business applications with successful, agile, cost-effective, and enterprising initiatives.

CERT partnered successfully and productively with pioneering and leading regional and global entities; led organizational changes by designing, developing, and operationalizing digital visions and solutions, transformational roadmaps, and platform strategies. The Center has successfully enhanced cross-functional business and operating models with emphasis on emerging fields of AI, Blockchain, Fintech, Big Data, Cybersecurity, VAT, and Tax Analytics to enhance and harness customer experience, business performance, sustainability, and innovation outcomes.

The specialties of the Center involve Training, Professional Development, Capacity Development, Telematics, Vocational Qualifications, Professional Certifications, Innovation Programs, Happiness Programs, New-hire Assessment, VAT Value-Added Tax Training, English Language Programs, ICDL Certifications, IELTS preparation, EmSAT, City & Guilds Qualifications, ILM Qualifications, AR/VR Training, Digital Competencies, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.

CERT has an extensive network of institutional partners and trainers dedicated to providing learners with innovative, practical, job-oriented education, and enabling optimal outcomes in terms of job competencies, employability, and career development.


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