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OVERVIEW

This Higher Diploma in Digital Technology (HDDT) is offered by National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) in collaboration with Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) .

Main objective of HDDT programme is to bridge the skills gap between the ICT education programmes and industry demands, and thereby produce competent IT professionals who are equipped not only with up-to-date knowledge but also with soft skills such as communication skills, presentation skills, technical writing skills, problem solving and team working skills, creative thinking skills, data acquisition skills required by the industry. HDDT programme also creates different pathways for students to specialize based on industry demand and finally to obtain a degree while working.

Main Features

  • Industry recognition – The HDDT programme has been designed in close liaison with industry experts to bridge gaps existing between education providers and the industry and train the next generation ICT workforce in a practical and methodical manner.

  • Higher job prospects – HDDT is a fully job-oriented programme designed by industry professionals

  • HDDT not only provides up-to-date ICT knowledge but also improves soft skills of IT professionals

  • Leading to a Degree – Those who successfully completed HDDT programme will gain direct entry into the final year (Top up Degree)

  • Guaranteed internships for all HDDT candidates in reputed IT companies in Sri Lanka

  • Dual certification – Receive certificates from both NAITA and FITIS with industry endorsement

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semester 1 (6 months)

  • Unit 1 – Computer Systems Architecture

  • Unit 2 – Database Design and Development I

  • Unit 3 – Business Process Application Development

  • Unit 4 – Essential Skills for IT Professionals

Semester 2 (6 months)

  • Unit 5 – Computer Networking

  • Unit 6 – Software Development

  • Unit 7 – Systems Analysis and Design

  • Unit 8 – Information Systems

  

Semester 3 (6 months)

  • Unit 9 – Database Design and Development II

  • Unit 10 – Network Security & Cryptography

  • Unit 11 – Professional Issues in IT

  • Unit 12 – Computing Project

 

Semester 4 (6 months)

  • Internship

Data Science

Internet of Things (IOT)

Digital Marketing

Cyber Security

Machine Learning

Fintech / Blockchain

SPECIALIZATIONS

After completing HDDT programme, candidate is able to choose one or more following areas and specialize.

GCE A/L 2 passes in any stream + Credit passes for GCE O/L English and Mathematics OR

NVQ Level 4 – IT Technician + One-year experience in the relevant field OR

NVQ Level 5 – Information and Communication Technology AND Selection Exam + Interview

ENTRY REEQUIPMENTS

After completing HDDT programme, candidate is able to choose one or more following areas and specialize.

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This Higher Diploma in Digital Technology (HDDT) is offered by National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) in collaboration with Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) .

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