(Originally published on my frugal blog on January 8 2008)
Have you ever dreamed of getting your IT certification for free, with no strings attached?
I just came across this training incentive offered by MDeC (the Multimedia Development Corporation) where you can claim exam and course fees back from the government. This program is being managed by MSC Malaysia K-Workers Development Institute (KDI).
Read on for further details on how you can take part in this offer.
Who Is Eligible?
- Any Malaysian citizen who is a K-worker (in IT industry)
- Any Malaysian citizen who works for MSC Status companies
What Can You Claim?
- Up to RM500 in exam fees only
- Up to 25% of course fees (courses must be at least 2 days)
Which Training Centres?
You can go to any training centre.
What Certification Is Recognized?
All the major IT certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Unix, CISCO, IBM and others are covered. Refer to the KDI website for a detailed list.
What’s the Catch?
- You must pass the exam and submit a copy of your certificate as proof
- You are only allowed to claim ONCE
When Can You Apply?
- Cycle 1: Jan 1st – 31st
- Cycle 2: Apr 1st – 30th
- Cycle 3: Jul 1st – 31st
- Cycle 4: Sep 1st – 30th
This looks like a good deal if you are thinking of getting an IT certification.
The only disadvantages are you can only claim for one exam, and you are required to pass the exam.
You can check more details at the KDI website (look under the Professional Enhancement Program section). The application forms are available from the same link.
They also have programs for undergraduates and postgraduates.
[tags]Free IT Certification, Free Stuff[/tags]