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NIIT and HP enter into a strategic partnership to offer Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing

Avant-garde program to create programmers to deliver innovative & high quality software products

New Delhi, 7 December 2015: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development and HP, leader in the software testing domain, today entered into a strategic partnership to offer Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing. The program will enable learners to apply key testing skills and practices using HP Tools.

Today, businesses run on software and are severely impacted when software applications malfunction. Software applications, particularly those on the cloud, often serve millions of end-users. High availability and bug-free software applications are crucial to ensure customer satisfaction. Thus, software testing is vital to ensure the quality of a software application before it is deployed in a data centre or released to customers.

According to NASSCOM, the software testing outsourcing market is expected to grow from $30 Billion in 2010 to $50 Billion in 2020 worldwide and India is expected to be the biggest beneficiary. Further as per Gartner and IDC, there has been a steep rise in organizations practicing mobile, testing from 31% in 2012 to 95% in 2015.

Speaking on the launch Mr. Shivan Bhargava, Group President, Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, "At NIIT we have always believed in offering programs customized to the evolving needs of the industry. With the global software testing market witnessing a robust growth at a CAGR of 11 percent over the period 2013-2018, we have observed a growing demand for software testing professionals in India.  As per NASSCOM, the Indian software testing market is expected to grow to

$15 billion by 2020. Taking cognizance of the opportunity in this space, we have entered into a partnership with the global leader HP to create a pool of world-class software testers in India. This partnership provides us an opportunity to extend our expertise to enable students to excel in the software testing domain, thereby giving a much needed impetus to the sector". 

Mr. Ranjit Menon, Director - Asia Pacific & Japan, HPE Software Education Services said, "At HP we provide the technology that not only reduces dependency on skills but also build-up more skill in the market to use that technology itself. We perceive a huge demand for skills in the Software Application Testing and Big Data space. We are excited to partner with NIIT to create a pool of programmers to address the changing technology needs in the space."

Post Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing will enable students to understand the intricacies of software testing and quality assurance, unified functional testing essentials, application lifecycle management and LoadRunner essentials. Students will get an opportunity to learn from expert faculty certified by HP and will be able to work on latest version of HP testing tools that cover mobile and cloud testing.

Engineering graduates from IT, BCA, BSC background with minimum 50% marks in their bachelors can apply for this course. Applicants should be proficient in English, should know at least one programming language and should be able to work in Windows environment. The first batch commences from 21st December, 2015.  After successful completion of the program students will be awarded with a joint certificate from HP and NIIT.

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During the program, students will have access to expert faculty trained by HP and will be groomed to handle the interview sessions as well. Placement assistance will also be made available to students. The program will offer a blended module using ILT, virtual and online learning using cloud campus.

About NIIT

Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.

NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.

To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.

As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.

As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.

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About NIIT

NIIT is a leading Global Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world’s leading training companies owing to its vast, yet comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 30 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions.