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HP India launches HP Software University

Hewlett-Packard (HP) in partnership with the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT) on Thursday announced the launch of ‘HP Software University’ (HPSU). This first of its kind program from HP in the non-enterprise training space aims to address the growing demand of software testing professionals in India.

The program will offer students accredited training on HP Software and a curriculum path surrounding various testing software from HP like Quick Test professional and LoadRunner. Certified professionals would gain access to special HP Software online resources providing the latest in software news, product information, job openings and more.

The university will be initially launched in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida, Chennai and Bangalore and HP has plans to add more cities over the next few months.

Keshava Raju, CEO, the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology, said, “Keeping in mind the tremendous market for soft ware testing tools, we have partnered with HP. With this program, our graduates will be equipped with unique skills that will benefit and make them more marketable.

"We want to expose our students to products and technologies used by leading corporations in the real world," he added.
“HP Software University is aimed at providing students a competitive edge in the software testing industry. With HPSU, students and professionals will have access to numerous opportunities in the technology industry," said Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India.

The HP Software University is the only HP authorized program offering students and professionals the opportunity to attend an official and accredited training on HP Software testing tools.

"The HP software university’s mission is to prepare its students for the real world of business and IT," said Roy Chermana, director, Educational Services - HP Software, APJ. "The program and its students will be directly monitored by an HP worldwide team at each stage right from the inception to final certification."


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