COVID-19: MDSCS Engineers pass exams to become Certified Project Managers
Two MDSCS project managers use lockdown time to build skills
Two members of the MDS for Computer Systems family in KSA, Alaa Nassar and Albaraa Safi, have successfully passed the PMP exam and have become Certified Project Managers during the difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Both Eng. Alaa and Eng. Albaraa made outstanding efforts within the PMO department and their hard work and dedicated effort have rewarded them with the learning experience and the all-important PMP Certification. I am sure Alaa and Albaraa will be key assets on the MDSCS success journey,” said Jihad Alhafi, Project Management Office Manager at MDSCS.
Alaa and Albaraa have both been working for MDSCS for seven years. Both Engineers are Project Managers and their basic roles cover activities such as planning and defining project scope, cost estimating, resource planning, risk analysis, team leadership, budgeting, quality control and much more.
What is their favorite part of working for the Midis Group? For Albaraa, it’s about learning in a business context – “the best thing is the chance to build soft skills and gain qualified experience with one of the biggest IT companies in KSA.”
Alaa said his favourite parts of the job are, “the daily challenges, and the opportunity to self-develop.” Like many people working across the Midis Group and affiliates in all regions, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard in KSA, and made changes to work and life inevitable.
Lockdown has been a challenge for both of these MDSCS engineers.
“At the beginning I suffered during lockdown, but after this, it’s encouraging me to take a next step in my educational qualifications,” said Albaraa.
“I took the advantage of the lockdown period by improving my career path through taking this certificate on my major in Information Technology, and also by sharing my positive experiences during the pandemic,” said Alaa.