HP Institute is an academic partnership program that provides students with the business-ready IT skills that industry needs. Through the HP Institute program, HP makes it easy for academic institutions to enhance their degree programs with industry context and practical experience that will differentiate their graduates as they enter the workforce. The HP offering includes a complete curriculum, a practice test that prepares students for an industry recognized certification, and hands-on lab experiences that enable a student to design and implement an entire end to end IT solution for a small or medium business company. HP has packaged the complete learning solution into an ATA (Accredited Technical Associate) certification. There are four academic courses available:
- Connected Devices provides the ability to discover a company’s business objectives and design a multi-device, connected client solution incorporating PCs, tablets, mobile internet clients.
- Networks provides the ability to translate the business objectives of a company into a technology strategy and design a secure wired and wireless network solution.
- Servers & Storage provides the ability to discover a company’s business objectives and to design a design an appropriate server, storage and application solution.
- Cloud provides the ability to translate a company’s business objectives into a technology strategy and to design end-to-end IT solutions that include on-site, hosted and cloud based solutions in a small and medium business environment.
HP is the first IT vendor to provide an IT architecture certification including practical experience and job-ready skills into an academic setting. Working with education enables HP to ensure continuous availability of talent that has precisely the skill and expertise that IT and business leaders need to achieve their business objectives.
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