FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is RITI?

RITI is a regional non profit, non governmental educational institute. And it is not a private sector institute. 

2. Who founded RITI?

The Regional IT Institute is a subsidiary of the Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC). RITSEC was founded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Arab Fund for Social & Economic Development (AFSED) and is hosted by the Egyptian government through the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).

3. When was RITI established?

1992

4. What are the main offerings of RITI?

RITI offers post graduate education. The main deliverables are the Academic degree programs (master and doctoral degrees) and the professional training programs (diplomas, courses and workshops)

5. What are the working hours in RITI?

RITI operates from Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00

6. What is RITI's Address and how can I get to the premises?

11 A Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek, 11211, Cairo, Egypt.
Hassan Sabry is vertical on 26th of July Street.
RITI is right in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands.
And there is El Gezira police station at the start of the street.

7. What are RITI's Zamalek premises phone / fax numbers / website?

T:  202 2737 6006 – 2737 5206/7 | F:  202 2739 1380 | M  2010 6688 959
General Email: info@riti.org | Website: www.riti.org

8. Who are the members of the board of trustees?

Dr. Hisham El Sherif; RITSEC Chairman
Ambassador Dr. Mohamed Shaker; RITSEC Executive Director and RITI Chairman
Dr. Moatassem Bellah Kaddah; RITSEC Executive Manager
Dr. Noha Rabie; RITI's Deputy Executive Manager

9. What is RITI's capacity and facilities?

RITI's premises are comprised of 4 buildings, 13 Classrooms and 2 top notch labs, which can accommodate from 12 to 40 participants per room. All classes are fully equipped with educational aids such as, white boards, flip charts, data shows, and projectors.

10. Can I use RITI's library although I am not a student?

No, only students who can use RITI's library. Academic students can read as well as borrow books and other material while training students can only read in the library.

11. How can I make a corporate deal with RITI?

Please contact the Corporate Sales Manager Mr. Sameh fathy (sameh.fathi@riti.org) or RITI's Contact Center 16147.

12. What is the type of courses RITI offers?

Master degrees and professional programs on: 1. Business Management & 2. Information and Communication Technology.

13. What is the teaching methodology / or the learning style that is used in RITI?

RITI depends on traditional face to face learning style. And there is no web based or online programs.
All programs organized by RITI and/or in coordination with its partners are delivered using a variety of educational and training methodologies, tools and techniques to suit the market needs. This includes lecture sessions, hands-on-training, video based sessions, case studies, projects and field work. Among methodologies used: Competency-Based Models for Training Needs Assessment and Kirkpatrick Approach (Reaction, Learning, Behavior, & Results) For Training Programs Evaluation

14. Is RITI tax exempted entity?

Yes, RITI is exempted from all taxes except for Sales taxes

15. Do you have any other branches than Zamalek Branch?

No, so far we are only operating in Zamalek. In the future we might expand.

16. Do you have a parking lot?

Yes, we do have a parking lot but it only fits a limited number of cars, so the students who arrive earlier are most likely to find a parking spot. And there is no obligation on RITI to provide a parking spot for each and every car enters the premises.

1. If I start a master here in RITI, can I complete it in the university?

Yes, you can but the fees of the university are different from the outreach programs.

2. If I have attended a diploma before, is it possible to transfer its courses?

No, the diploma’s level is different from the master level. However, if you already have started a master in another place and you want to transfer to RITI you should get us all the documents related to the courses you have taken and the university will decide whether the transfer can be done or not. It is case-by-case issue.

3. What is the difference between DBA and PHD?

DBA is practical, while PHD is more theoretical. 

4. After I get the DBA degree, can I teach in the university?

Yes, you can teach in any international university but in Egypt there can be some obstacles since the program is not accredited in Egypt.

5. What are the maximum and the minimum duration of the program?

MBA: minimum = 2 years, maximum = 4 years (the student shall pay an administration fee of € 500 for each additional year after two years from enrollment with a maximum of two years extension).
DBA = minimum = 4 years, maximum = 6 years (the student shall pay an additional fee of € 3,000 for each additional year after four years from enrollment with a maximum of two years extension).
BIT = minimum = 2 years, maximum = 4 years
CNM = minimum = 2 years, maximum = 4 years
MSCS = minimum = one year and a half, Maximum = 4 years

6. Are there scholarships offered by RITI?

No

7. Are there online courses?

No, you have to attend at least 80 % of each course.

8. Can I go through the admission now and enroll the next round?

Yes, you can.

9. If I failed in the admission test (MBA), can I redo it?

You have two options:
·  You can redo the admission test but not this round you will go for the next one.
·  You can submit GMAT score (500)

10. What is the validity of TOEFL?

You can check in AMIDEAST.

11. Is there fee for the admission test?

No, it is free.

12. Should I get all the admission requirements at once?

No, you can meet the admission deadline with the available documents and then complete your admission file within the admission period (before the interview)

13. The currency of payment?

The amount in Euros must be paid in Euros or in Sterling in BIT and CNM.

14. Is there a discount policy for groups from the same company?

Yes, it can be discussed with the Business Development Department.

15. I have a master but in Arabic can I begin DBA?

Yes, but you have to submit TOEFL score of 550.

16. What are the majors in DBA?

There are no majors it is generic.

17. Language of sessions?

It is in English.

18. What is the payment methodology? The checks are issued for whom?

You can pay in cash or bank transfer or checks; Also you can only pay the amounts in the Egyptian Pounds using credit cards . And the checks are issued for Regional IT Institute.

19. The 3 years working experience rule? Why?

It is a must because the MBA program is a practical degree. And the experience years are to be counted starting from the graduation year.

20. What is the minimum required grade to join the programs?

MBA = there is no required grade
BIT = 60%
CNM = 60%
MSCS = there is no required grade

21. Are there obligatory courses and selective ones?

No, they are all obligatory.

22. Studies for admission test?

There is no material to study from but it is like the GMAT so you can check the GMAT samples on the internet.

23. Can I present a different language test other than the TOEFl?

You can submit  an Academic IELTs of 6.5. The TOIEC is not accepted.

24. Number of runs of this program?

MBA: Twice a year (usually in June and December)
DBA: Once a year (usually in July)
BIT: Once a year (usually in September)
CNM: Once a year (usually in September)

25. How would I know that I am accepted in the program?

The admission coordinator will send you an email regarding your status after the admission process.

26. Can I sit with someone to help me in the DBA proposal?

Yes, DBA admission coordinator can set an interview for you with the Academic Advisor in order to guide you.

27. If I did not finish the MBA program can it be a diploma?

No, you have to complete the whole program in order to hold the master degree.

28. When do we take the certificate?

After you finish the whole program, the courses plus the thesis or the project, in the Graduation Ceremony.

29. Is there a rejection on the interview?

Yes, in some cases.

30. If I dropped a course when it will be repeated?

MBA: after around 6 months with the next intake.
DBA: after around 1 year with the next intake.
BIT:  after around 1 year with the next intake.
CNM: after around 1 year with the next intake

31. Can I take two courses in parallel?

Yes, only in the MBA program, you can manage it with the program coordinator.

32. Online registration availability?

You should come to RITI because the documents must be original. For BIT, CNM and DBA the application form can be sent via email.

33. Are there orientation sessions?

Yes, in the beginning of every program, in the first day of the program there is an orientation session before the class.

34. Should I stick to the same attendance days the whole program?

You can change it but you have to refer to the program coordinator to check whether there is space in the other intake or not.

35. I am the owner of my company, who should give me a recommendation letter?

You can get it from a former employer, your partners in the company or from your university professors.

1. What kind of diplomas does RITI offer?

All RITI’s long term diplomas are Professional Diplomas and all of them focus on different sides of business management.

2. What’s the difference between the “Professional Diploma” and the “Academic Diploma”?

The Professional Diplomas benefit the participants on the functional level as they provide them with the adequate background needed along with the best practice in the field of study by furnishing real life case studies and examples and there are many educational aids used in the Professional Diplomas to enhance the learning experience such as role playing, group presentations, discussions, etc. while the Academic Diploma only furnishes a solid academic background about the field of study in a theoretical way, away of how to implement this background on real business situations. However, professional diplomas can’t be considered a base for a further post graduate degree like a master degree while the academic diploma can be used for this purpose.

3. What’s the difference between the PMD and the PMP Exam Preparation Course?

The Project Management Diploma and the PMP Exam Preparation course are both offered by RITI in cooperation with the Project Management Institute, USA and both certificates are acknowledged from it, in addition, the instructors of both programs are certified PMPs. And the material of both of them depends entirely on the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBoK), while the differences are:

  • Duration: The PMP is considered the shorter version of the PMD, it’s 36 hours covered in 6 weeks while the PMD is 90 hours covered in 3 and a half months.
  • Depth of knowledge: The PMP’s main aim is to prepare participants to sit for the PMP Exam, so each session of it covers a knowledge area along with exam samples on this area and tips and tricks to succeed in the exam, while the PMD’s main aim is to furnish solid background on each knowledge area so it spends several session to cover each area in order to enhance the participants understanding of project management in addition to its applications in real business world, moreover, it also refers for the exam and gives samples of its questions.
  • Target Audience: considering the previous point, PMP assumes that the participants already have an adequate background about project management on the knowledge level and the application level and only aim to review it and pass the exam while the PMD doesn’t assume any previous knowledge about the field.
  • Cost: the PMP cost differs than the PMD cost.

 

4. If I attended the PMD, should I take the PMP too in order to be able to sit for the exam?

No, the PMD furnishes both the profound knowledge of the field and also the tips to pass the PMP exam and always refers to the PMBoK which is the main source of the exam.

5. Does RITI offer the PMP exam?

No, RITI is a registered education provider at the PMI, but only one center in each country is allowed to offer the exam by the PMI, and in Egypt case it is the Amideast, Dokki.

6. What are the conditions of taking the PMP exam?

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks*
  • 35 hours of project Management Education

7. What are the fees of the PMP exam?

Please check at the Amideast for updates.

8. How long my PMP / PMD certificate will still be valid?

There is no expiry date for the certificates.

9. What’s the version of PMBoK does RITI use in its PMP / PMD

The latest version; PMBok® fourth edition.

10. What is the difference between RITI’s Project Management Diploma and any other PMD in the market?

RITI was the first institute in the region to offer a long version of the PMP Exam Preparation Course, and have the PMI’s acknowledgement for it. We started in 2003 to offer the PMD, we have the largest pool of reputable qualified PMP certified instructors who not only have the certificate but have managed real project for very long durations. Also, the structure of the program is very well designed in a way that serves each knowledge area. In addition, our diploma covers the Microsoft Project Software which is the practical tool to implement the concepts.

11. Why are the classes of the HR / TOT diplomas long – full day classes?

To serve the practical nature of the diploma as it spends extensive time on practical hands-on teaching methodologies and activities such as group work, case studies, presentations, final projects, role playing, etc. as the long classes allow the time to conduct these activities while the short executive classes don’t.

12. What is IMC (Industrial Modernization Center) and how can I get the fund?

·  The IMC is the acronym of "Industrial Modernization Center" that enables the Egyptian Industrial companies to get courses by funding a big percentage of the fees of RITI registered courses and the company will pay the remaining amount (cost share) after issuing the LOC "Letter of Commitment" and the company will get the stamped IMC receipt.
·  The participant should submit the LOC and the IMC receipt (signed and stamped from the IMC and the beneficiary company) to RITI Premises as original copies before the admission and payment deadline for each course.
·  The LOC expired after 90 days from the issued date.

13. What are the prerequisites for my company to be an IMC member and what are the membership procedures?

Please contact the IMC 25222228 to know the details.

14. Can I transfer a course or a diploma that I attend at RITI to a master degree?

No, you have to attend the master degree as a whole as the universities don't perceive professional training as an academic base of transferring courses or credit hours.

15. Is there any scholarships offered on the level of the Training Programs?

Unfortunately not.

16. What are the payment methods?

All of the RITI Programs must be paid in Egyptian pounds cash or via check payable to (Regional Information Technology Institute) in advance.
Note: RITI is exempted from Egyptian Taxes.
Note: the participant can’t pay installments for any training program. The below mentioned diplomas only can be paid on the basis of each course not the whole program.

17. In case I took all the separate courses of the Marketing Diploma or Investment and Capital Market Program, can I get a certificate of the whole diploma?

Yes, once you complete the courses and you submit the other assignments/ projects (if any), you will be awarded the certificate for the whole diploma.

18. Can you collect the fees from my office / home?

This service is not available to collect the money or papers from other participants' organizations.

19. Can I send someone with my documents or should I come personally?

It's no problem at all to send someone with the right papers.

20. What is the cancellation / withdrawal policy?

It is mentioned at the end of RITI registration form. You can find it mentioned below:
·  Only two weeks before the beginning of the course, the applicant can be totally refunded,
·  Before the first day of the course  25%  will be deducted for registration process,
·  Other than that there is no refund.

21. In what Languages RITI training programs are offered?

Most of the programs are conducted in both English and Arabic Language. The international workshops are conducted in English Language only.

22. Can I register online?

The registration form can be sent via email to the participant and he/she can send it filled via email. However in some case, other original documents should be submitted.

23. What is the attendance rate that allows me to be awarded a certificate in the training programs?

You have to attend at least 75% of the duration of the program, and in case of the diplomas, you have to attend at least 75% of each course in the diploma.

24. When do I take my certificate?

I the last day of the program, and in case there is a project / presentation / assignment to be presented, you will take your certificate upon the success of your work.

25. Should I submit all the admission papers in one visit?

No, you can send us the application form via email, and come in a next visit to complete the papers. But all the papers and fees have to be submitted before the program's deadline. And the registration will only be confirmed upon payment.

26. Should I present an English test score to join the training programs?

No, we don't ask for language proof, but it's preferable to have an adequate level of English Language.

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