ICT professionals can now access 140 free online courses by Huawei Virtual AI academy

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By U2B Staff 

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Huawei is offering Singaporeans working in the ICT sector with free online training opportunities, through 140 sets of free online courses in advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, cloud computing and big data.

The extensive list includes courses such as HCIP-Cloud Service Developer, HCIP-Cloud Service Solutions Architect, HCIP-IOT developer, and HCIP-Big Data Operation & Maintenance.

Announced at the recent augural online Huawei Ecosystem Summit 2020, these courses have been designed to train and certify all levels of users, from amateurs to ICT professionals, to boost reskilling and upskilling.

Associate-level courses require no prerequisite while Professional and Expert courses require trainees to be familiar with basic knowledge of each technology as well as basic operations on Linux operating systems.

The Huawei Virtual AI Academy aims to accelerate training of Singapore ICT professionals and SME’s digitalisation amidst the country’s push towards a more digitally-focused future.

Huawei’s Singapore managing director of enterprise business group, Aaron Wang, said, “Organisations will need to redesign their services to adapt to the new normal. Digital technology powered by 5G, cloud, and AI will be pivotal in this transformation.

“We will focus on connectivity and computing in Singapore by building an open ecosystem with our partners, as we believe it will empower digital transformation for numerous industries and help our ecosystem partners boost immunity eventually.”


Since the start of Singapore’s Circuit Breaker measures in April, Huawei partnered with local firms to enrol over 300 local ICT professionals at its Virtual AI Academy as a trial run.

According to the statement, “Following the official launch of the Academy, Huawei aims to certify 1,000 ICT engineers in Singapore by the end of 2021.”

Through simulation labs in AI development, trainees also can gain hands-on experience along with online courses. Huawei also plans to launch  Cyber Range courses to equip SMEs and partners with necessary cybersecurity skills later this year.

Huawei also announced that it has digitalised its 5G-powered AI Lab launched in Singapore last year, and users can now access AI Lab’s applications easily via the cloud.

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are eligible to access and explore industry-focused digital transformation solutions supported by Huawei. You can take a virtual tour of the AI Lab here.

At the launch of the AI Lab last year, Huawei promised to train up to  100 AI architects and 1,000 AI developers in Singapore over the next three years.

Nicholas Ma, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International, said, “COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of digital readiness which underscores the need for business continuity. Singapore, with talent as its critical asset and competitive advantage, will continue to be a core driver of digital transformation in the intelligent era.”

“As a member of Singapore’s society, Huawei has a responsibility to deepen the long-lasting collaboration with local ecosystem partners in these times of crisis.

“With our 5G-powered AI Lab and the new Virtual AI Academy, we will continue to double our efforts to facilitate upskilling ICT talents as well as work with SME’s on digitalisation. We believe that these efforts will help the ecosystem, as well as open up new business opportunities and emerge stronger together.”