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For the information of all UniMAP citizens, the Digital Management and Development Center (DMDC) has upgraded the University's Main Database from Oracle 11GR2 to Oracle 19C last September 2022.

This upgrade work also involves disruption to the UniMAP Portal due to compatibility issues. The UniMAP portal ( that is currently being used is based on the Oracle Portal 10G product purchased in 2007. This UniMAP portal does not have any latest version that can be used with the upcoming Oracle Database 19C upgraded.

As an alternative measure to replace the long-standing UniMAP Portal product, the DMDC has identified the important content of the portal, proposed a platform and method of transferring the content of the portal. Among the platforms that will be used as alternative platforms are UniSIS System, OSI System, UniMAP Official Website, PTJ Website and e-Meeting System. A Special Website has been developed to provide information related to the process of closing and transferring the content of the portal. The Special Website can be reached through the following URL :


In line with the above, the full closure of the UniMAP Portal will be done on 30 AUGUST 2023. Request all UniMAP citizens to stop uploading any documents to the UniMAP Portal and switch to the alternative platform mentioned above.

That's it for information, thanks.


Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is committed to producing highly skilled engineers and digital talent in support of the Malaysian government’s MyDIGITAL blueprint for a digital economy. Established in 2002, UniMAP has been recognized by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (“THE Rankings”), as one of the world’s best young universities.

UniMAP relies on Juniper for its campus and data center networks, which provide a smart, secure, and seamless digital foundation that enhances the learning experience for students and simplifies IT operations.



Company : Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Industry : Higher Education

Products used : AP43,  AP33,  AP32,  EX4650,  QFX10002,  QFX5120,  Wi-Fi Assurance,  Wired Assurance,  Marvis VNA



Developing digital talent in Malaysia

UniMAP, one of Malaysia’s four technical universities, operates a distributed campus in Perlis in northern peninsular Malaysia.

“We educate future engineers who will drive Malaysia’s growth,” says Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director, Digital Management and Development Centre (DMDC) at UniMAP. “We needed a network that would support their education and research needs.”


UniMAP embarked on a journey to transform its campus network to keep pace with the accelerated adoption of a digital learning environment. The university also wanted to upgrade its data center network to meet its growing data and application needs. 



Build a digital-driven campus

To meet the increased digital demands of education and research, UniMAP deployed a unified wireless and wired network from Juniper at its distributed campuses across Perlis.

Juniper wireless access points work in conjunction with the Juniper Mist cloud architecture driven by Mist AI™ to deliver optimized network experiences to students, faculty, and staff. Juniper EX4650 Switches and the Juniper Mist Wired Assurance cloud service provide simple, secure wired connectivity on campus. AI-driven cloud tools, including Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance, Wired Assurance, and Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, streamline and automate network operations.

“We can monitor user service-level expectations from the web or an app,” says Shukor. “With Juniper and Mist AI, our technicians are more efficient and solve problems faster.”

UniMAP, an early adopter of software-defined data center technologies, upgraded its core network to 100GbE, giving students and faculty plenty of bandwidth to access applications, databases, and analytics. It deployed Juniper QFX10002 and QFX5120 Switches as the core and access switches for flexible, high-throughput connectivity.


“Juniper is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of our networking needs, including enterprise and campus networks, data center networks, and wireless,” says Shukor. “Juniper is a leader in the industry.”



Educating the next generation of digital talent

By building a data-driven digital campus that is fully connected, accessible, and secure, UniMAP can continuously improve the campus experiences for Malaysia’s next generation of engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.

UniMAP’s network supports the learning, teaching, and research of more than 17,000 people and 56,000 learning management sessions a week. Students have faster, more reliable access to the learning management system, collaboration tools, video recordings of lectures, and other digital resources. Student success analytics helps administrators continuously improve teaching and learning. 

The digital-driven campus also advances UniMAP’s mission to produce skilled individuals who can contribute to Malaysia’s economic growth. The Malaysian government expects that its digital economy will account for 25.5% of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

“Juniper has helped us facilitate the development of a digital-first campus, providing an exceptional learning and teaching environment with accessibility to information and digital resources that are key to shaping the minds of our future graduates.”

Nasrudin Abd Shukor Director, Digital Management and Development Centre (DMDC), UniMAP



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A Juniper powered network will serve as the foundation for UniMAP’s ability to provide its students and teachers with a smarter, more secure and seamless digital experience on campus.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), a leading technical university in Malaysia, has selected Juniper’s solutions for upgrades to its campus and data centers networks, enhancing digital learning experiences for its student and staff. With a robust AI-driven network, UniMAP is on the road to consolidate and optimize their campus network capabilities, empowering the future engineers who will drive Malaysia’s digital future.

In support of Malaysia's ambitions to grow its digital economy, which is expected to contribute 25.5% of its GDP by 2025, the government launched the MyDIGITAL roadmap, with one of its key thrusts being the development of agile and competent digital talent. Since its establishment in 2002, UniMAP has grown to become one of Malaysia's only four technical universities, committed to producing highly skilled engineers to support the country's economy.

UniMAP embarked on a journey last year to transform its campus networking infrastructure to support its transition to a digital learning environment and keep up with the increased usage of its Learning Management System, which now has 17,000 cumulative users per week. Juniper’s proven track record of delivering a wide range of networking needs with the university in the past, as well as its recognition as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, were critical factors in the vendor selection process.

A combination of Juniper’s AP33 and AP32 Wireless Access Points were deployed across the campus in conjunction with Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance, streamlining network management and enhancing the experience of the school’s IT team and students. To underpin this connectivity, Juniper EX4650 Ethernet Switches and Juniper Mist Wired Assurance were selected, providing the school with a unified wired and wireless experience driven by Mist AI that delivers simple, secure, and more reliable connectivity at scale. UniMAP has also implemented Juniper’s Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, which leverages AI to help the school's IT team to unify network management and streamline service monitoring and troubleshooting.

The university’s data center was upgraded with Juniper’s QFX 10002 and QFX 5120 switches in virtual chassis configuration. This setup has reduced the data center network’s latency to microseconds while also providing a 100GbE connection. Students and faculty will now have access seamless and ultra-fast access to the university’s expanding applications and databases, which is critical to providing the best learning experiences.

With an AI-driven network powered by Juniper, UniMAP has been able to continuously improve campus experiences for Malaysia’s next generation of engineers through a data-driven digital campus that is fully connected, accessible and more secure. All of this is done while furthering the university’s mission of being internationally competitive and producing exemplary individuals who contribute to the nation’s digital economy aspirations and overall development.

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“We recognize the importance of simplifying otherwise complex operational processes at the network level, especially as higher education institutions like UniMAP increase their capabilities at scale to enable a better learning experience digitally. We are delighted to be part of UniMAP’s digital transformation journey, expanding on their existing capabilities to facilitate a seamless connected experience for everyone on campus. With our experience-first solutions, we are confident to support UniMAP in their mission to create an environment in which their students can learn and thrive, without interruption.”
Perry Sui, Senior Director, ASEAN & Taiwan, Juniper Networks

“Our goal at UniMAP has always been the same: to ensure that the learning and teaching experiences of both our students and staff are as smooth as possible. We recognize that accessibility to information is the key to shaping the minds of our future graduates. Juniper Networks has been consistently reliable in enabling us to facilitate the development of a digital-first campus, and we look forward to optimizing all the capabilities of their solutions as the nation continues its march towards a truly digital society.”
Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director, Digital Management and Development Centre (DMDC), UniMAP

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For everyone's information, an evaluation for all PTj UniMAP Websites was successfully conducted by the Digital Management and Development Center (DMDC) on 12 - 16 December 2022. Therefore, the results of the evaluation that have been made would like to give a certificate of appreciation to PTJ who got 5 star website rating for December 2022 session.

The Web and Portal Unit, DMDC would like to say well done and congratulations to all PTj UniMAP Website admins who always ensure that their pages are updated to increase the visibility of their respective PTj as well as UniMAP's image to external users. Hopefully this evaluation will continue to receive continuous cooperation from all parties in the future.



16 February 2023 

Session with Juniper Networks Malaysia Mr. Ken Lee, ASEAN Sales Director and Mrs. Maureen Wee, Enterprise Business Malaysia & Brunei in conjunction with the UniMAP-Juniper Networks University Collaboration Plaque Presentation Ceremony took place at Juniper Networks Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Selangor. The ceremony was completed by the Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Prof Dato' Ts. Dr. Zaliman Sauli. Participating in this ceremony was Ts. Nasrudin bin Abd. Shukor, Director of the Digital Management and Development Center and Prof. Associate Dr. Khairel Rafezi bin Ahmad, Director of the UniMAP Development Department. UniMAP also received sponsorship computer network hardware in the form of WiFi Access Points, switches, and monitoring software with a market value of RM 265 thousand.




Thursday, 16 February 2023 11:33

AI-Driven Enterprise Technology Update

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16 February 2023 - AI-Driven Enterprise Technology Update by representatives from Juniper Networks took place in the Meeting Room of the Digital Management and Development Center (DMDC) of Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

This course aims to empower, develop skills and increase the knowledge required in the latest network technology.

This course was attended by the Director of DMDC, all staff of the Campus Network Section, ICT & & Telecommunication Security Section, and representatives from Juniper Networks Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.




Based on the results ranking Webometrics on January 2023 Edition, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was ranked 11th among 367 Malaysian universities listed by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (WRWU). Congratulations to University Malaysia Perlis for increasing its World Ranking from 1575th to 1405th and Malaysia Ranking from 15th to 11th. (Source: 

The ranking system for the world's universities is based on the following indicators: visibility, transparency or openness, and excellence or scholar. For visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external links (site citations) they received. For transparency or openness based on number of citations from Top 310 authors (excluding the top 30 outliners). Lastly, for excellence or scholar based on number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the all 27 disciplines of the full database in five year period: 2017-2021.

The aim of the Ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the Web and to promote the open access publication of scientific results.

Hopefully this achievement will be improved in future assessments.


Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:31


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09 - 11 January 2023

Digital Lab, DMDC

The Digital Management and Development Center (DMDC) in collaboration with Act Solution Technology has organized a 3-day Oracle Application Express (APEX) Course with instructor, Mr. Yip Fuh Cheang.

This course aims to empower, develop the skills and knowledge required by system developers to build web applications easily and quickly on a 'low-code' based platform.

This course was attended by 31 staff consisting of Information Technology Officers and Assistant Information Technology Officers from the Digital and Analytical Development Division.


Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:27


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JANUARY 6, 2023

The DMDC 2021/2022 Staff Club has organized the DMDC 2022 Appreciation Dinner which was held on 6 January 2023 at the Raia Hotel & Convention Centre, Alor Setar, Kedah. Almost all of DMDC's citizens attended to celebrate the event themed 'A Night of Thousand Characters' that night.

The purpose of organizing this program is to recognize, appreciate and commemorate staff who have provided excellent service in their careers and outside of their careers throughout the year 2022.

Indeed, the organization of this program is also to be an effective medium to further strengthen ukhwah links and encourage more effective communication between DMDC staff. Thus, the organization of this program not only acts as a vehicle to appreciate the DMDC staff but also as a platform to preserve the DMDC family.

This event is also the last activity for the 2021/2022 Staff Club Committee. It is hoped that the commitment given by the Committee Members has been reciprocated with a very meaningful experience throughout their involvement in making each program/activity successful for DMDC staff in 2021 & 2022. Thank you DMDC Staff Club Committee Members 2021/2022.







Farewell Ceremony Ts. Dr. Mohd Noorul Fakhri Yaacob

Every meeting must have a parting. This saying is appropriately given to Ts. Dr. Mohd NoorulFakhri Yaacob who will finish his service as an Information Technology Officer at the Digital Management and Development Center. He will start serving at the Faculty of Business & Communication on 1 January 2023.

Ts. Dr. Mohd NoorulFakhri Yaacob, Head of the ICT Infrastructure Division has devoted 18 years starting at the Information Technology Center (ICT) as an Information Technology Officer (F41). After obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), he will start working as a university lecturer in the Faculty of Business & Communication to achieve the dream he has wanted since he was in school.

With this, the Center for Digital Management and Development would like to record congratulations on the promotion and with this success we hope Ts. Dr. Mohd NoorulFakhri Yaacob was able to contribute more excellent services in the field of expertise for FPK and UniMAP in general.

May the brotherhood that is built last until heaven. Good luck Ts. Dr. Mohd NoorulFakhri Yaacob!







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