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What is SECC?

The Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) is an Egyptian leading ICT organization aiming at bridging the gap between the technologies needed to overcome the economical-social-environmental challenges and the current existing technologies. In June 2001, the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) was inaugurated as part of the efforts sponsored by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to support Information Technology industry in Egypt. In 2005, SECC was merged into the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). ITIDA is a governmental organization developing IT industry in Egypt. It is significantly financed by the private ICT sector with significant presence of private ICT business representatives on its Board of Directors.

SECC Services and Technology Lines:

SECC works in many domains of leading-edge technologies as process improvement, product development and embedded software development; whereby covering multiple service lines and technologies that are offered through diversified service delivery models.
SECC offers training, certification, consultancy, and assessment services for a number of technology lines such as:

  • Agile
  • CMMI® - DEV [Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development ]
  • CMMI® - SVC [ Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services ]
  • COBIT® 5 Framework [ COBIT: Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology]
  • Disciplined Agility
  • ITIL® [ Information Technology Infrastructure Library ]
  • Semantic Technology
  • Six Sigma
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Reuse
  • Software Testing
  • Software Process Improvement
  • TRM [Technology Roadmap ]
  • TOGAF®9.1 [The Open Group Architecture Framework]
  • TSP/PSP [Team Software Process/Personal Software Process]
  • ISTQB® Certification [ISTQB: The International Software Testing Qualifications Board ]
  • Specialized Training.

SECC Training Calendar & Course Catalogue

SECC International Network

SECC became a partner to the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the USA in 2006. The partnership authorizes SECC to deliver the Introduction to CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) course, Personal Software Process (PSP) / Team Software Process (TSP) courses, Team Software Process (TSP) coaching as well as delivering SCAMPI (Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement) services commercially worldwide except in the USA.

In 2008, SECC established the “ESICenter SECC” in collaboration with the European Software Institute (ESI) as part of the network of ESI Centers worldwide to exchange state-of-the-art software development technologies.

In 2009, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), the most reputable and largest global non-profit organization in software testing operating in more than 40 countries, has approved SECC application to establish an Egyptian Software Testing Board (ESTB). ESTB aims at standing as a body that certifies and accredits software testing practices in accordance with ISTQB qualifications. ESTB appointed SECC as the sole ESTB Examination Institute/Certification Body for the ISTQB® certificates in Egypt.

In 2010, SECC became an Accredited Training Organization, Accredited Training Partner and Exam Center for the ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management from the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB).

In 2011, SECC formed partnership with TECNALIA of Spain, Technical Research Centre of Finland and University of Bologna (UNIBO) in Italy and participated in a project coordinated and executed by SECC within the 7th Framework Programme funded by the European Commission. TECNALIA is the largest research and technology organization in Spain, VTT is the largest research and technology organization in Northern Europe and UNIBO is the reputable, oldest university in the western world.. Project focuses on potential technologies related to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Semantic Web, Model-Driven Development and Embedded Ubiquitous Computing.

SECC business network include cooperation with companies like QAI of India, Systonomy of England, SQS of Germany and Tecnalia of Spain. In 2011, Systonomy of England partnered with SECC so that SECC becomes a service provider of Six Sigma for IT and Software Engineering.

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