HP and IIITB Help Students Upgrade IT Skills

Computerworld March 8, 2013
These programs will support students to explore careers in the growing remote infrastructure management industry.

HP Education Services and the International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIITB) announced new IT infrastructure certificate programs for undergraduate students across India. These programs will support students to explore careers in the growing remote infrastructure management industry.

Remote infrastructure management technology includes management of workstations, communications and networking hardware and software, as well as applications. According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), India’s share of the global remote infrastructure management industry will be 45 percent by the year 2020. However, NASSCOM also noted that India currently lacks the skilled manpower required to monitor and manage these infrastructures, while ensuring uptime and availability.  

HP Education Services in association with IIITB will launch the following certificate programs:

  • Integrated Networks – Equips students with skills to create and maintain effective wired/wireless network architectures in SMB environments.  Graduates will learn to plan, design, install, configure, optimize, and upgrade network solutions.
  • Network Security – Students will learn to build secure cloud environments that protect organizations from modern network and cloud security threats. Skills taught include securing network devices, implementing firewall and perimeter security, as well as cryptography.
  • Networking for Cloud – Teaches students to architect flexible networks as part of an SMB’s cloud and mobility infrastructure.  This program covers virtualization, building a cloud network, cloud federation and software-defined networking.

“The Indian remote infrastructure management industry currently employs more than 100,000 people and NASSCOM expects demand for resources to more than triple by 2015,”  said Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT -Bangalore. “Through a combination of HP’s leading technology education services and IIITB’s mentorship, Indian undergraduates in the networking certificate programs can build their IT skill set, therefore ensuring a steady stream of skilled workers for the industry.”


IIITB will apply its experience and leadership in technical education services to design and administration of the program. HP Education Services will provide a blended model of classroom training to be conducted at the company’s centers across India, as well as Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) sessions that enable IIITB faculty to mentor students through virtual sessions.

Upon completion, students are awarded a joint IIITB and HP certificate that enables them to pursue a broader range of employment prospects in the Indian remote infrastructure management industry.

 For more details on the courses and locations, go to: www.hp.com/in/education

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