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The world is changing fast, and it is the job of software to keep up. The HP Software Solutions blog is the hub for the latest news on enterprise software education, global software events and software support. Get in-depth coverage of HP Discover, HP Protect, HP Big Data Conference and other global events. Connect with the Software Education team to learn more about software training, virtual courses and software certification. Hear about the latest from HP Software partners and read their unique insight.

Introducing HP Adoption Readiness Tool (ART) Content for Records Manager 8.2

REcords manager desktop.PNGStuck Record! Which Record?  You have questions, we have answers, because HP ART e-learning content for Records Manager is now available!


If your team has HP Records Manager or is considering moving to HP Records Manager – learn how HP ART e-learning can help your Knowledge Workers, Inquiry Users, and Casual Contributors make the most of your Records Manager software. Keep reading!

Be the expert - Learn advanced Network Automation 10.x skills now

NA education image.PNGHP Software Education’s new NA350 - Network Automation 10.x Advanced class is ready. The question is – are you ready to take it? Only serious networking professionals need to continue reading as this class is intended for Network Administrators, Network Management Tools Support, Application Developers, and Network Automation and other highly technical staff.


Keep reading to find out what we will cover in this course and why it’s important to you!

Are you gambling with your customer data?

dice.jpgAre you gambling with your customer data?  If your staff is not trained to be security aware, the answer is yes, the stakes are high and the odds of keeping your data secure are not in your favor.


Keep reading to learn the cost of a data breach and how security awareness education is a good bet for improving the odds of stopping the bad guys.

Don’t miss the security training and certification workshops at HP Protect, Sept. 1–4

Protect Venue.jpgStay at the leading edge of security software skills at HP Protect. Read on to check out the full slate of training and certification workshops, including a new session ArcSight Logger 6 Search and Reporting.


Guest post by Bryan Rigney Director of HP Software Education

A “who’s, who” of Big Data is going to Boston – is your name on the list?


 Join us in Boston Aug 10-13 for the HP Big Data 2015 conference! Big Data all-stars Ken Rudin, Poppy Crum, Nate Silver, and Dr. Michael Stonebraker will be there along with HP executives and hundreds more of your big data industry peers.   HP is sending  a team of big data experts, including 2 of its Big Data big guns- Robert Youngjohns and Colin Mahony.


You’ll hear about the latest innovations in Big Data, all in one location.


And there is more good news - the HP Software onsite team includes our Big Data power trainers to deliver some very special seminars in a pre-event session on Monday, August 9.   Keep reading for details.

Certification Evolution within HP Software Education – Enterprise Security Products

Big-Bang-Theory_440.jpgAs our co-authors Joel Natt and Dr. James Broderick point our... Like a biological organism, companies need to adapt. Adaptation, is necessary for growth, survival, and evolutional success. To be successfully, and grow, HP needs to carefully consider associated processes as the entity metamorphosis into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise takes place.  This process must always include input for our user community.  Through this input evolution and adaptation will be achieved.  Find out how...

Achieve the most from Big Data with HP Software Education


Big Data.  Two words that whilst simple independently, when combined imply something complicated and often characteristically misunderstood.  Generally, we think of these two words when considering large data sets that are too robust for traditional data processing methodologies.


Keep reading to learn how education improves your understanding of Big Data and how you can maximise the potential within.

“Are you a Subject Matter Expert in HP Vertica?” Then... It’s time to prove it!

Industry experts estimate that 40% of software products are underused – and that means your business is not making the most of their software investment.  Demonstrating these skills and passing the exams will ensure you possess what it takes to say you are a Subject Matter Experts in a field. 


This year HP Software Education organization will be offering individuals that attend the HP Big Data Conference will have the opportunity to prove their ability to be subject matter experts on either the HP Vertica product.

HP Discover through the eyes of a first time attendee

20150602_163815.jpgHere I am in Las Vegas at the last HP Discover before the company split, and my first time attending HP Discover since I began with HP 10 years ago. 



Keep reading to hear about my first timer experience with my perspective as member of the software education team.

Introducing HP Adoption Readiness Tool (ART) Content for Fortify

fortifyLOGO.JPGExciting new developments for the HP Adoption Readiness Tool (HP ART) with the release of HP ART content for Fortify – our first content offering within the Security portfolio is now generally available!
HP Fortify offers a wide range of application security testing solutions to cover your software, web and mobile application security needs. Now Fortify users can ensure they get the most from their software investment by using HP ART for continual enablement.

Keep reading to find out more about the new HP ART content for Fortify

A Tale of Two Cities – Where will you be the first week of June 2015?

 It was the best of times and the worst of times. tale.JPG


This June, "the best" refers to two fabulous events for IT Professionals. The "two cities" are Las Vegas and London and "the worst" is that you cannot attend both events  as their dates conflict.


Luckily choice is a good thing, and whichever event you choose to attend - members of the HP Software Education team will be there to greet you.


Keep reading for the full story.

How Performance Support will help your organisation keep pace with demands of the “New Style of IT”

5 thoughts.PNGWe live in a world where everything is mobile, always connected and where we expect instant results. The key to keeping pace with all of this change is education.


Keep reading to learn about the five “moments” of learning and how to build education around them.


Guest post by Jeanette Jacobs, HP WW Sr. Product Manager

Reaching and Retaining the Eureka Moment—Education holds the key

Eureka blog image.jpgHow do people learn? There are four main pathways to learning.  These are visualauditorykinesthetic, and tactile. Characteristically, in the software education business we center in on the first three of these pathways with various degrees of weight.   


Research and Development within HP Software Education is focused on developing a system that unites each of the three learning pathways in an easy-to-use environment that will create that Eureka moment.

Free HP Software Training at Discover 2015

Discover Education.jpgJoin us at HP Discover 2015 and take advantage of free training courses available to registered attendees.


Keep reading to find out what will be offered and how to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

Better Security through software education – Investing in your people

ISPA training.pngWhen it comes to enterprise security, what you don’t know WILL hurt you. More importantly – what every member of your organization doesn’t know WILL also hurt you. That includes everyone from HR to sales to accounting to the front desk receptionist. Everyone has a role in security. IT can’t do it alone.


Proper education is key to preventing attacks and closing potential vulnerabilities. Keep reading to find out how HP Software Education Enterprise Security Products Security Awareness can help you prepare your staff for security threats.


Get your hands on the new Training Plan Guides from HP Software Education!

Graphic_as_jpg.jpgFiguring out your next step with software education can be a tricky one. There are so many options available and you don’t want to waste your time on less-beneficial options. If only there was a “yellow brick road” to guide you on your journey…


This is the precise reason why we created a set of training plan guides for our Software Education offerings. Now you can easily decide which training gives you the greatest ROI for your time.  Keep reading to find out how to get these guides and how they can show you the way.

New! Earn CPEs through HP Software training More Sharing Services

CPE credit 2.pngWith today’s heightened demands for IT performance and security, specific hands-on training and broader awareness of industry trends are important.


But time is at a premium; product training will upgrade skills that directly contribute to the organization. But it is important to attending more general industry events to earn required CPE credits.


Now there is a way to maintain our own Continuing Professional Education credentials at the same time while being trained on the software tools you use.

You’re excellent! Tell everyone and get recognized for your hard work

Discover awards winners.PNGDo you have a story to tell about how HP Software has helped you? We know that you work hard and that our products are here to support you.


Share your story with others at the HP Discover Awards for Customer Excellence. Keep reading to find out how you can fill out a nomination form and win a ticket to HP Discover in Las Vegas.

What does being certified mean anyway?

security operations center.jpgI read an article recently about a five-year-old boy that passed a Microsoft exam. He was the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) ever.

I must admit that I was a bit skeptical. I have taken these exams and I wondered how he was able to read them—never mind pass one. He was allowed to have somebody read the questions to him so we know the answer to the first part. Even with the assistance, that is no small feat.


Keep reading to find out about the importance of certification and how you can get certified from HP.


Guest post by Nathan Younger, Enterprise Security Products -Education Services

Infographic: Inside the ART of continuous education for the new style of IT

Effective training is essential if you are to successfully manage change and enable users to make the most of new software investments. Here are five tips for how you can get it right, and an infographic that illustrates the processes you need.

Competency as a Service

The “New Style of IT” requires IT organizations to transform from just service providers, to proactive titans of technology, ready to be nimble and display expertise in many more areas and means, than before. Having a method of efficiently training mass numbers of users, and turning the training investment into direct ROI, would be a dream scenario.

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Having a method of efficiently training mass numbers of users, and turning the training investment into direct ROI, would be a dream scenario.

Don’t overlook this key to software implementation success

IT teams need to invest a significant amount of resources and planning to roll out new software implementations. How do you ensure that it’s all worthwhile? No matter how technically proficient your IT team is, or how valuable and useful the software is, you won’t be successful unless you remember this one crucial step.

Tech changes fast. Is your team keeping up?

The pace of change in technology is breathtaking. It can be a challenge for IT to be able to absorb so much, so quickly. You need to adjust your approach to ongoing IT education and certification with new ways to help employees learn while they work.

HP Discover: See why user adoption is critical at Navy Federal Credit Union

With HP Discover approaching (June 10-12, Las Vegas) Susan Merriman and Tina Sturgis discuss key themes. We also give a heads-up of the plans of HP’s Software Education team including a joint presentation with the Navy Federal Credit Union – a must attend session if you’re planning a transformation strategy. 

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Teacher says: five ways to build and maintain the skills of your users

Lydia Casillas, VP, HP Software Solutions at SkyIT Group is an HP Partner. Over the last 20 years she’s run hundreds of training sessions ­– publicly, privately and virtually ­– helping thousands of people do more with their HP Software. In this blog Lydia calls on her experience to give five pointers to getting the most from your training budget and enabling your people to use HP Software...

Customer Success Corner...How EVRY enabled 10,000 people on HP ITSM

I know that hearing from our fellow customers that you’re not alone with the challenges you face, and gaining advice on how to resolve them, is the most helpful insight I can give you. So I’m excited today to talk about the education needs of EVRY – Norway’s largest IT company – and to share a case study about how it’s cutting the cost of its enablement program while helping its people do more...


A new year…a new perspective in software education

I can’t believe it has been this long since my last post…time is flying by since ringing in the 2014.  But one thing is clear to me based on chats with customers at HP Discover in December; I said in my last blog that we may see IT budgets rising in 2014...

Live from HP Discover – my three highlights so far

With HP Discover, Barcelona, in full swing until close of play today I wanted to let you know about three great things that I’ve learned so far and also explain why 2014 looks like being all about value...

Look out Barcelona...here comes Education!

HP Discover, Barcelona, December 10-12, Barcelona is soon upon us. We thought it’d be fun to introduce you to some of the Education team you might meet at the event. As well as talking about ‘must-see’ education sessions and what we’ll be doing at the show, the team also suggests where to hang out in this fabulous city...

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