Etisalat Academy and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding to introduce certified LTE programs in the Middle East region, Saudi Gazette has reported. The programs are based on the Huawei LTE platform and practical aspects include hands-on training on Huawei tools and equipment. The LTE Certification programme comprises two stages: LTE-Associate and LTE-Professional. The 5 days LTE-Associate programme offers insights into the main concepts and principles of LTE Radio, Transport, Core Networks and associated technologies, while the 10-day LTE-Professional offers in-depth concepts related to LTE network planning and analysis used in the dimensioning, optimisation diagnosis and fault locating. Both programmes comprises of Training and a Certification Exam.