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Empowering Students with the OpenText Academic Software Program: Unlocking Real-World IT Skills and Free Software for Academic Institutions

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In today's digital age, having practical knowledge and hands-on experience with industry-leading software solutions is crucial for students pursuing careers in the field of IT. Recognizing this need, OpenText has expanded its Academic Software Program, offering an extensive suite of products designed to equip students with real-world IT skills. This program also provides academic institutions with access to cutting-edge software free of charge, empowering educators and fostering innovation within the educational ecosystem. 

 The OpenText Academic Software Program has been an invaluable resource for students and academic institutions seeking to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. By offering a comprehensive range of software products, OpenText enables students to gain hands-on experience with industry-grade solutions, giving them a competitive edge as they enter the workforce.

We have expanded our product portfolio, encompassing an array of essential tools that cover various aspects of application development, security, data management, collaboration, testing, and DevOps. Let's explore these powerful offerings in more detail and discover the transformative potential they hold for students and academic institutions alike:

ALM/Quality Center is a comprehensive Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Quality Assurance (QA) platform designed to streamline the software development process and ensure the delivery of high-quality applications. This powerful tool provides students with hands-on experience in managing requirements, planning and tracking projects, executing test cases, and tracking defects throughout the development lifecycle. By working with ALM/Quality Center, students gain insights into industry-standard ALM practices, enhancing their understanding of software development methodologies and equipping them with the skills needed for successful QA roles in real-world scenarios.

Content Manager equips students with the skills to effectively manage, organize, and govern information within organizations. With hands-on experience, students gain insights into records management, document lifecycle, and compliance requirements, enabling them to contribute to efficient information management practices.

Data Protector, OpenText's robust backup and recovery product, equips students with the necessary skills to protect vital data and ensure business continuity. By offering hands-on experience with Data Protector, students can understand the importance of data security, backup strategies, and disaster recovery planning, preparing them for real-world scenarios in organizations of all sizes.

In an era where remote work and collaboration have become the norm, secure file access and sharing are essential. OpenText's Filr offers students the opportunity to explore secure file access and sharing practices, ensuring data confidentiality and integrity. By using Filr, students can gain a deeper understanding of modern file sharing technologies, empowering them to navigate the challenges of secure collaboration in the digital age.

As cyber threats continue to pose significant challenges to businesses worldwide, understanding application security is of paramount importance. Fortify provides students with a comprehensive application security solution, enabling them to learn and apply best practices in vulnerability management, code scanning, and secure coding techniques. This knowledge equips students to build robust, secure applications and contribute to the ongoing battle against cyber threats.

iPrint is a comprehensive printing solution designed to simplify and enhance the print management experience in organizations. With iPrint, students can experience the convenience of printing documents, assignments, and projects from their own devices, eliminating the need for physical connections or complex print setup configurations. iPrint also offers secure printing capabilities, allowing students to authenticate their print jobs and ensure the confidentiality of their documents. By utilizing iPrint, students can gain practical knowledge of modern print management technologies and understand how to leverage printing solutions in the digital workplace. Additionally, academic institutions can benefit from the centralized administration and monitoring features of iPrint, simplifying print management tasks and reducing costs associated with traditional print infrastructures.

LoadRunner Cloud and LoadRunner Professional are comprehensive performance testing solutions that enable students to simulate real-world workloads and evaluate system performance. By using these products, students can develop skills in load testing, performance monitoring, and optimization, ensuring that applications perform optimally under varying conditions and workloads.

Open Enterprise Server (OES), is a robust and flexible networking platform that is supported by the power of Linux. OES allows students to understand the complexities of enterprise-level networking and administration, including user management, file sharing, and network security. By working with OES, students can explore the interoperability of Linux and Windows environments, providing them with valuable skills to manage and optimize diverse network environments in the real world. Furthermore, OES empowers academic institutions to build cost-effective and scalable solutions, making it an ideal platform for both educational and enterprise settings.

UFT (Unified Functional Testing) suite provides students with industry-standard tools to automate functional testing processes. By gaining hands-on experience with UFT, students can understand the significance of test automation in ensuring software quality and accelerate the development lifecycle. These skills are highly sought-after in the IT industry, making students well-prepared for quality assurance roles.

ValueEdge is OpenText’s end-to-end, AI-powered value stream management and DevOps platform. This innovative solution empowers students to understand and optimize the entire software development lifecycle, from ideation to delivery. With its AI capabilities, ValueEdge provides valuable insights and analytics, helping students identify bottlenecks, measure performance, and make data-driven decisions. By mastering ValueEdge, students acquire the skills needed to lead successful DevOps initiatives and contribute to the rapid and high-quality delivery of software products in real-world IT environments.

Vibe is an integral part of our Academic Software Program, offering students and academic institutions a powerful platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Vibe serves as a centralized hub where students, educators, and administrators can connect, communicate, and collaborate on projects, assignments, and research. Students can leverage Vibe to work on group projects, exchange ideas, and learn from their peers and instructors, fostering a collaborative learning environment. Additionally, Vibe's intuitive interface and user-friendly tools make it easy for students to navigate and engage with course materials and resources. By incorporating Vibe into their academic experience, students gain practical experience in leveraging collaboration platforms, preparing them for the collaborative nature of the modern workplace.

Apply now to receive select OpenText products free of charge and give your students the skills they need to meet current and future business demands.

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