Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija
The Lattelecom Group company Baltic Computer Academy - Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija (BDA) is the leading centre providing training for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and users, and enabling certification of ICT specialists. The quality of BDA courses is proven by the accreditation issued by the world’s leading ICT manufacturers.
The company is in a position to conduct training and certification which conforms with international and world-wide recognized standards, and with uniform curricula and training materials, mentoring of instructors and examination of students. BDA is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, Novell Gold Certified Partner for Training Solutions, CISCO Learning Solutions Partner, HP Authorised Training Centre and IBM Authorised Independent Training Provider.
Since December 2006 the quality of the BDAservices is proven by gaining ISO 9001 certification, which is renewed on a regular basis. This certification is issued following a detailed audit of the company’s business processes and quality systems, which is conducted by Bureau Veritas Certification quality auditors.
BDA offers more than 200 courses aimed at ICT professionals and users. Today, the highest demand is for the courses focused on project management, IT security, Cisco network equipment configuration and maintenance, Java and Microsoft Visual Studio programming, Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Server, Microsoft SQL, Exchange and Office 2007.
BDA has also actively participated in the implementation of various national initiatives in Latvia:
- European Regional Development Fund Projects aiming at building competitiveness of Latvian companies: "Development of the Latvian IT Companies on the Foreign Markets" and “Information Technology Training for Small and Micro Enterprises”
- Latvian local government staff training and consultation projects conducted within the European Social Fund Programme “Support to local governments in strengthening the capacity of the European Union policy instruments, and in implementing other projects and activities co-financed by overseas funds”
- European Social Fund National Programme: “ICT Industry Training” aimed at building Latvia’s competitiveness
- Project „Trešais tēva dēls” (3TD - Father’s Third Son) aiming at digitization of public libraries in Latvia, which was supported by the Ministry of Culture State Agency “Culture Information Systems” and BMGF
- Training for secondary school teachers „Use of New and Interactive Technologies in Learning Process”, etc.
BDA continues participating in the development and implementation of international projects. Currently the company is in the process of implementing the Project “"Promoting the Use of Free Software in the Baltic States” conducted within the framework of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci.