May 11, 2021 By Jani Byrne Saliga, Ph.D 2 min read

Announcing the no-charge, introductory module for the IBM Cloud for Financial Services Specialty learning path by the IBM Center for Cloud Training.

Last month, IBM released the industry’s first financial services-ready cloud platform, IBM Cloud for Financial Services. Now, IBM Cloud is welcoming hundreds of financial services industry customers and technology partners.

Today, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the no-charge introductory module for the IBM Cloud for Financial Services learning path. The introductory module is nontechnical, provides the big picture and can be completed in about 30 minutes. Whether you’re getting ready for a technical deep dive or not, this module explains the reasons for the excitement about IBM Cloud for Financial Services.

Click here for the no-charge Introduction to IBM Cloud for Financial Services learning module.

About the learning path

The IBM Cloud for Financial Services learning path will include approximately six hours of content that explores top use cases, key components and reference architectures. Modules will be added to the learning path as they become available.

When complete, this learning path will include the following topics:

  • IBM Cloud for Financial Services: Components, risk and compliance
  • Customer workload environments
  • Technical solution design
  • Implementation considerations 
  • Compliance reports and service level agreements (SLA)
  • Optional IBM Cloud Specialty credential, which can be earned by passing the proctored IBM Cloud for Financial Services Specialty exam 

This specialty learning path is an extension to the professional-level IBM Cloud learning paths for Cloud Architects, Cloud Developers and Site Reliability Engineers.

Access to the full learning path is available with an IBM Cloud role-based learning subscription, available from IBM Business Partners, IBM Sellers and the IBM Training marketplace. Exams are administered by a third party, Pearson VUE, and are not included in the learning subscription price. 

IBM Center for Cloud Training at IBM Think 2021

Cloud training for financial services organizations is a hot topic at the IBM Think 2021 virtual conference. Thibault Dauphin, Cloud Education Lead at BNP Paribas, a large International Financial Services company, talks about upskilling for traditional IT roles and all-new roles that emerge in large-scale cloud projects. Session 1043.

The IBM Center for Cloud Training is also sponsoring a session about experiences with IT and Marketing freelancers, by Roland Rosevear at and Natalie Brooks Powell from the IBM Center for Cloud Training. Session 1779.

Other cloud training announcements at the IBM Think conference are as follows:

Get your free pass to IBM Think. Join us on May 11 and 12 or watch the replay.

About IBM Center for Cloud Training

The IBM Center for Cloud Training is your source for role-based and specialty IBM Cloud training and certifications. No-charge technical and nontechnical training is available for those who are new to cloud or new to IBM Cloud. The IBM Center for Cloud Training is grounded in knowledge gained through real-world cloud engagements with enterprise clients. 

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