GUST Networks Course Students Complete 2-Week IT Training

Dec 22, 2016

GUST Networks Professor, Dr. Israa Omran, organized a two-week training program for her class in collaboration with the university’s IT Department, the first of its kind for the university. The goal of the training is to provide the students with hands-on experience in a real work environment that compliments what they’ve been learning throughout the semester.


21 seniors completing the Networks course entered the training program, where they learned how to make successful connections between devices, how switches, routers & servers work, and how to troubleshoot various network-related issues. The IT Department team organized hands on activities for the students, and discussed topics such as virtual LANs, routers, connections, and switches and servers.


This course will be the first in a series of workshops provided for CS students completing the Networks program. The students were awarded certificates of completion by Eng. Paul Zalloua, Assistant Vice President of Planning and Development, Dr. Taher Ali, Computer Science Department Head, and Networks Professor, Dr. Israa Omran.


The Computer Science Department has been working consciously over the past two years to engage and increase interest in the major through several initiatives such as the addition of new course electives, organization of a specialized orientation program for CS students and high school students, and participation in local & international competitions.