The Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) is a joint collaboration project of Government of India and Government of Cook Islands. This initiative was signed and endorsed by the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown in May 2017 in a Memorandum of Understanding between both Governments. The University of the South Pacific Cook Island Campus was nominated as the Implementing Agency on behalf of the Cook Islands.

The overall aim of the CEIT is to offer specialized training program in the field of ICT to the citizens of Cook Islands. CEIT has an international reach and will impart ICT education in Cook Islands and to other students of friendly Pacific Island Countries. Centre for Development in Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India and The University of the South Pacific Cook Islands Campus (USP), Cook Islands are the specialist cooperating with CEIT.  The equipment of CEIT has been provided by Government of India.  The Head and Faculty members of CEIT are experienced IT specialists from C-DAC and USP.

The Cook Islands Government allocated funding towards the establishment and operations of the CEIT in the 2018-2019 National Budget. The Government of India have also made significant contributions through the provision of all necessary hardware, teaching and learning resources, and two full time faulty staff to live and teach on Rarotonga for two years.

The Center for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) visited the USP Campus in August 2018 to ensure facilities were prepared and the necessary IT infrastructure installed. The new computer lab was installed in April 2019, and classrooms were equipped with the projector, smart white board, and video conference facility for students.

CEIT Infrastructure

The CEIT have state of the art IT Infrastructure that will have high standards for assuring the integrity and functionality of its hosted computing environment. This is accomplished through redundancy of both fiber optic cables and power; which shall include emergency backup power generation.

The state-of-the-art Server Room is hosting all the applications, which will be, utilized for the advanced IT training in the CEIT. CEIT have both wired data network to ensure seamless connectivity of the intranet and internet.

CEIT have fully functional training labs with modern facilities viz. interactive white board and projection system to enhance the learning environment. CEIT have a provision to connect to India through video conferencing for special sessions and on-line teaching in future.

Students will have access to CEIT Library and course materials available on site.

Software installed at CEIT

Sl no Software Item Description
1 Win Svr STD Core 2016 SNGL OLP 2Lic NL Acdmc CoreLic
2 Win Svr STD CAL 2016 SNGL OLP
3 Redhat Enterprise Linux server Standard
4 SQL Svr Std 2016 SNGL OLP NL Acdmc
5 SQL Std CAL 2016 SNGL OLP NL Acdmc DvcCAL
6 Visual Studio Standard 2012 Sngl OLPx64 bit Acdmc
7 MS Office Standard Plus 2016 SNGL OLP NL Acdmc
8 Oracle 11g Standard ONE Edition with ATS
9 Quickheal Seqrite Antivirus for Servers, Desktops & Laptops with one year update
10 JBOSS Application Platform

Hardware installed at CEIT

Sl No Hardware Item Description
1 Lenovo Think Server SR530 Server
2 Acer Veriton M2640G Desktop
3 Quantum QHM 495LM Web Camera
4 Quantum QHM 888 Headphone
5 Acer TFT Monitor
6 Acer Laptop with carry case
7 Extreme Switching X450-G@ Core switch
8 Extreme Switching X440-G@ Edge switch
9 D-Link DI–SR2800 10C Router
10 Gajshield GS40Nu Firewall
11 ExtremeWireless WING AP 7532-Wireless Access Point
12 RICOH SP210SU Multi Function Printer
13 RICOH SP210 Laser Printer
14 Hewlett Packerd Scanjet Pro 2000S1
15 iBall Gorgeo 4GL Device
16 Dlink Cat 6 Cable
17 Dlink Patch Panel Cat 6 UTP
18 Dlink I/O with SMB
19 Dlink UTP Part Cord
20 Dynamic 9U Rack Model
21 Dynamic 22U Rack Model
22 15KVA UPS with Rack
23 UPS Batteries
24 VieSonic PA503S Projector
25 Sunlite SUN_CM Projector Mount
26 Intellitech ITB 95 Interactive White Board
27 Floor Stand for Intellitech ITB 95
28 Sunlite SUN_M/57Z Motorized Screen
29 Sony PCS-XCS Video Conferencing System
30 Samsung DC55E LED TV 55” with Wall Mount Kit
31 Samsung mount
32 Fortinet FortiGate 30E
33 Realtek RTL8111C Network Card