G N I I T The new Industry-Endorsed GNIIT Program with Multiple tracks NIIT's all-new, industry-endorsed GNIIT program for IT career aspirants is aimed at bridging the IT manpower shortage expected over the next three years. It is expected that hundreds of thousands of Knowledge professionals, with sharply defined skill-sets for varied industry needs, will be required worldwide. India alone is expected to face a shortage of 4,30,000 professionals by 2007. Our flagship program-which recognizes that general-purpose IT training with uniform content for everyone just isn't good enough for the emerging IT age-offers learners as many as four specialization tracks.
G N I I T The new Industry-Endorsed GNIIT Program with Multiple
NIIT's all-new, industry-endorsed GNIIT program for IT career aspirants is aimed at bridging the IT manpower shortage expected over the next three years. It is expected that hundreds of thousands of Knowledge professionals, with sharply defined skill-sets for varied industry needs, will be required worldwide.
India alone is expected to face a shortage of 4,30,000 professionals by 2007. Our flagship program-which recognizes that general-purpose IT training with uniform content for everyone just isn't good enough for the emerging IT age-offers learners as many as four specialization tracks.
GNIIT, with its focus on Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Networking, Information Systems Management and BPO Management, opens up many career paths for learners. The program also offers placement partnerships with leading companies,
by customizing portions of the curriculum to match their precise skill requirements.
During the three-year GNIIT Program, students are put through one-year of Professional Practice, a form of internship at leading IT and user organizations. Every year more than 10,000 GNIIT students start working in over 2000 reputed organizations.
The GNIIT program offers the following benefits to students: Industry-endorsed, it is designed in consultation with the
recruiting companies and NIIT alumni from across the IT sector It will create "right-skilled IT manpower" in a steady and
predictable manner It combines generic IT skills, with company-specific skills to
create a pool of professionals that are industry-ready and productive immediately
The four-track program takes into account the hiring trends within the IT and ITES industries and the "most-in-demand" jobs
The program focuses on the emerging technology platforms that will be in demand in the future
GNIIT takes into account the specific needs of the BPO sector that requires technical and other manpower in large numbers at short notice. GNIIT has created accelerated options and exit points mid-through the program in order to meet these requirements
The GNIIT program is meant for students who have passed out of Class XII or are currently attending college. They can complete a substantial part of the program alongside their college education, under NIIT's dual qualification scheme. The GNIIT program is also for fresh engineers or IT graduates, who may complete it in an accelerated mode.
GNIIT is divided along Four tracks and includes a Foundation Semester, a key requirement for any specialization stream.
Software Engineering Systems Engineering and Networking
Information Systems Management BPO Management
This track offers students training on the hottest and most popular technologies doing the rounds of the industry. The curriculum is focused on enterprise frameworks such as Microsoft's .Net and J2EE.
Industry-customized programs Offers expertise in enterprise applications integration
Covers popular technologies such as Web services, .Net and Java
Foundation Semester forms the First semester of the Software Engineering module.
Semester 2 Content
Data Structures and AlgorithmsAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Explain the role of data structures and algorithms in problem solving through computers
Sort data by using bubble sort, selection sort, insertion sort, shell sort, quick sort, and merge sort
Store and search data using linear search, binary search, and hashing techniques
Getting Started with HTML After completing this course, the students will be able to:
Create and format HTML documents Create Web Sites
Extensible Markup LanguageAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Create groups of elements and attributes in an XML schema Create a CSS document and an XSLT to format data
Use XPath pattern matching in a style sheet
Developing Database Applications Using ADO.NET and XMLAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Create and manage connections using ADO.NET Execute SQL notifications to maintain and update a cache
Manage distributed transactions
Read, write, validate, and modify XML data using XML reader and writer classes and using DOM API
Core Java Programming and JDBCAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Create classes and objects and add methods to a class Implement inheritance, method overriding, and Interfaces
Define packages, identify thread priorities, and garbage collection
Manage transactions and perform batch updates in JDBC
Create user interfaces Create interactive Web Documents
GUI and Interactive Application Design After completing this course, the students will be able to:
Define the problem space for the design of an interactive application
Establish requirements for the design and create a conceptual model
Semester 3 Content
Object-Oriented Analysis & Design using UML After completing this course, the students would be able to:
Analyze a problem by using business and system modeling. Model requirements by using use case diagrams.
Depict the software architecture using package, component, and deployment diagrams.
Apply UML to quality processes.
Code Optimization and Performance TuningAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Identify the application optimization process and optimize using programming constructs
Identify the features of VTune Performance Analyzer
Identify hotspots and bottlenecks in an application using sampling
Use Intel Vtune Performance Analyzer for Threaded Applications
Web Applications Development using ASP.NETAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Create static and dynamic Web applications and add and configure server controls
Create a common layout by using Master Pages
Make web applications available to mobile devices
Build Web Part Pages and Web Parts
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Foundation After completing this course, the students will be able to:
Develop applications that use system types and collections Implement serialization and input/output functionality in a .NET
Improve the security of the .NET Framework applications by using the .NET Framework 2.0 security features
Implement globalization, drawing, and text manipulation functionality in a .NET Framework application
Electives (Choose one)
Developing Mobile Applications Using Java Implementing Web Services & Distributed Applications Using
VSTS Oracle 9i : Program with PL/SQL
Semester 4 Content
Software Quality Assurance and Testing After completing this course, the students will be able to:
Identify roles and responsibilities of a software tester Explain the phases of the testing life cycle and the test
Identify the various testing approaches and setup a testing environment
Select a testing tool according to the requirement of the test process
Identify the activities and techniques involved in test case design
Web Component Development using Servlets and JSPAfter completing this course, the students will be able to:
Develop Web applications using Java servlets Create robust web applications using Struts, session
management, filters, and database integration
Create easy to maintain JSP pages using the Expression Language, JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), and the Struts Tiles framework
Create robust Web applications that integrate Struts and JSP pages
Business Process Fundamentals After completing this course, the students will be able to:
Understand Business Processes and Information Systems Classify business processes in an organization
Manage various processes such as Marketing, production and supply chain using Information Systems
International EtiquettesElectives (Choose one)
Understand IT Project Management Business Component development using EJB Technologies Oracle 9i forms Developer: Build Internet Applications
Systems Engineering and Networking
This track is focused on networking and security technologies, which are assuming great importance within the IT sector. Aimed at creating enterprise network solution professionals, it provides students in-depth training on server operating system installation and maintenance, messaging, networking and security infrastructure management on Windows and Linux platforms.
Offers students industry-customized courses Provides detailed knowledge on IT operations management and
Offers training on networking and desktop administration
Foundation Semester forms the First semester of the Systems Engineering and Networking module.
Semester 2 Content
Networking Essentials - Topologies, Protocols, Standards etc, TCP/IP, layers etc.
Installing, Managing and Troubleshooting Windows-XP
Installation, Configuring devices, managing User accounts and policies, Configuring Network, Dial-up, and Remote Access Services, Performance tuning, Trouble shooting
Troubleshooting Common - Desktop Applications Mail system, Browser, MS-Office etc.
Working with Linux Shell Commands, Shell Programming
Exit Profile : Desktop Administrator
Semester 3 Content
IT Infrastructure Platforms and Applications
Database server, Web Servers, Messaging Servers, File servers etc.
Installing and Administering Network Operating System
Server - Windows and Linux Installation, User/Group account management, Audit Accounts and Resources Configuring devices, System Performance, Disaster recovery etc.
Implementing and Maintaining Network Infrastructure
Server - Windows and Linux Introduction to Windows and Linux Configuring Routing and Remote Access Services , IP addressing and DHCP, Configure and Manage DNS, Configure and Manage WINS, Secure Network Traffic using IPSec & Certification, Configure Network Access.
Solaris 9 Administration-I
Customer Handling Skills
Exit Profile : Systems Administrator
Semester 4 Content
IT operations and infrastructure Management Resource Management, Day-to-Day Planning, Helpdesk management, Security, Messaging Services, Internet Services, Application Management etc.
Messaging Infrastructure Installation and Maintenance, Manage Recipients, Manage Public Folders, Manage Address Lists , Manage routing ,Manage Data Storage and Disaster Recovery etc.
Designing Network and Security infrastructureDesign Domain Architecture, TCP/IP Physical and Logical Network, Strategizing DHCP and DNS, Baseline Security, Authentication and Access Control, Certificates and Web server & Browser security, Business Continuity Plans etc.
Solaris 9 Administration -II
Exit Profile : Enterprise System Administrator
Information Systems Management
Focused on equipping students with business applications design and managing business information for effective decision-making, this track provides clarity on concepts and technologies such as data models, data warehousing, business intelligence tools, etc.
Benefits Courses fine-tuned to the needs of the industry Focused on cutting-edge technologies such as data
warehousing, business intelligence solutions and business application
Foundation Semester forms the First semester of the Information Systems Management module.
Semester 2 Content
Information systems and Common Business Process Need for information systems, Payroll Systems, Finance Systems etc.
Building Analytic Applications using MS-EXCEL, Pivot tables, Statistical/Mathematical/Financial Functions, VBA Programming
Introduction to Financial Accounting Creating Accounts and Groups, Creating Products and Products groups, Handling Cash Book, Handling Bank Book, Bank Reconciliation, Sales Book and Analysis, Purchase Book and Analysis
Fundamentals of MS-Access Creating Queries, Enhancing Queries , Implementing Forms, Altering Forms, Creating Reports, Customizing Reports, Integrating Data
Exit Profile : MIS Developer
Semester 3 Content
Introduction to enterprise Frameworks and Information Analysis Introduction to CRM/SCM etc. and Enterprise business Analysis needs, DSS, EIS etc
Developing Web-enabled Information Systems Introduction to VS.net, C# , Data types in C#, Forms, Controls and Event handlers, ADO.net, XML /XSLT /DOM , Crystal Reports
Multi-Dimensional Data Modeling Introduction to Data Modeling, OLAP vs. OLTP, ROLAP vs. MOLAP, Star and snowflake schemas etc.
Introduction to Software Engineering Need for Software Engineering, Phases in Software Engineering Models, Analysis & Design etc.
Information Security Concepts
Customer Handling skills
Exit Profile : Information Systems Specialist
Semester 4 Content
Modeling and Designing a Data Warehouse - Data Warehouse Architecture, Roles and kinds of data models ,Technical data models mapping to business requirements, Modeling techniques, Relational modeling techniques, Dimensional modeling techniques, Optimization techniques, Applied data modeling for data warehouses, data marts, and data staging areas
Enterprise Data Sources and Migration Strategies Various Data Migration Stages, Identifying Data Sources, Planning strategic and Technical plans, User requirements, Performance requirements
Project Management - Overview to Project Management, Scope Management and Resource management using MS-Project
Introduction to software quality assurance.
Exit Profile : Enterprise Information Systems Specialist
The four semesters are followed by one-year of Professional Practice
This track prepares students for the high growth IT-Enabled Services--Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, teaching them about the technical and functional skills relevant for this sector.
Courses mapped to the requirements of the BPO industry Provides a complete insight into BPO operations
Enables learning in the area of Customer Relationship Management
Creates customer interaction skills among learners
Semester 1 Content
Students pursuing the BPO track will learn the following content instead of C++ in the Foundation semester:
Introduction to BPO - What is BPO? What is ITES? What is a Call centre?
English Sound System - Vowel & consonant sounds, intonation, Syllable stress, Global accent etc
Exit Profile: Customer Service Agent
Semester 2 Content
English Language Training - Overcome Indianism, Stress on Global accent, Vocabulary Building, Apply rules of reduced sounds, intonation and Stress etc
Written communication - Email Etiquette, Business writing skills, Report writing
Customer Care - Define a customer, Importance of Good customer service, Tips on handling different types of Customers., handle Customer complaint, Customer recovery and its importance to the organization
Distance communication - Developing listening skills, Comprehending diverse accent and culture, Call centre Glossary etc
Tele phone skills & Etiquette
Exit Profile: BPO service agent
Semester 3 Content
English Language Training - Enhance fluency through role plays CRM - What is CRM?, Cost associated with Customer
acquisition, Cost of customer retention, Build Brand & Customer Equity, Knowledge base management, e-business and e-CRM
Introduction to Business Processes - Insurance & Mortgage, HR & Payroll, Financial Accounting, Inventory control system, Various Payment services (Loan, Claim, credit, Collection, Expense Re-imbursement etc)
Selling skills & tools - Build Selling skills, Distance marketing, Negotiation skills, Telemarketing, Data mining, MIS etc
Time Management - Planning, Prioritizing, Time management tools etc
Interpersonal skills - How to work in a team, Build team Synergy, Build positive Attitude and Take ownership of job
Exit Profile: BPO Operations specialist
Semester 4 Content
BPO Industry Life cycle - From conception to setting up a BPO, Global best practices, Fatal Errors, Country specific laws, Data privacy etc
Indian BPO scenario & Quality Standards - BPO Scenario in India, Laws applicable in India, International Quality standards, COPC, Six Sigma etc
BPO Hierarchy - Typical Hierarchy in a BPO, Roles and Responsibility, Recruitment process etc
Building Leadership Skills - Who is a Leader? Qualities of a leader, Enhance leadership skills, Coaching and mentoring juniors
Stress Management - What is Stress? How one develops Stress, How to deal with stress, Techniques to self motivate & overcome stress
Interview Handling skills
Exit profile: ITES Expert
The four semesters are followed by one-year of Professional Practice.
The second and the third semester will have provision for hands on experience for the students in the BPO Industry. It will also have provisions for the student to parallely pursue formal education like B.Sc (IT), M.Sc (IT) from Universities where NIIT has formal tie-up