26 May 2017

A New Learning Experience

New digital learning self-paced courses for WebSphere Application Server are now available at no charge, from IBM. With these new offerings available on IBM’s digital learning platform, learners will have continuous access to course content, plus access to the curated resources these courses include. The offerings are accessible where and when you are ready to […]

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25 May 2017

Guaranteed to run in June

If you want to make sure that you are enrolling for a course that will not be cancelled, then this is the place to be. Here you will find a list of all the official IBM Training courses that are guaranteed to run for the month to come.  Please note that this snapshot is correct […]

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22 May 2017

Evolving the Mainframe to the Next Era – Gaining On Business Continuity & Increased Profitability

Background The customer, a large consumer-oriented bank based in France, wanted to modernize their System z application framework in order to secure the future of their business processes, which are heavily dependent on mainframe applications. In addition to moving from Pacbase to a collaborative, integrated development environment based on Rational Developer for System z (RDz) […]

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22 May 2017

IBM’s Open Badge Program was awarded the prestigious 2017 Platinum Learning Impact Award!

GREAT NEWS!  IBM’s Open Badge Program, in collaboration with Acclaim, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Platinum Learning Impact Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute Conference, May 19 in Denver. The Learning Impact Awards recognize the most powerful and influential uses of technology in support of learning worldwide. The submission process was rigorous and included […]

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18 May 2017

Personalization is here to stay!

Dr. Seuss says it best “Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no on alive who is Youer than You. One size fits all does not work for learners today. IBM is on a journey to deliver learners the best in class learning experience to help you achieve success.  The most […]

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18 May 2017

IBM Systems Technical University (IBM Power Systems – IBM Storage) – Prague

Introduction IBM Systems Technical Universities are designed for technical development in IBM Systems and solutions including IBM® z Systems™, IBM Power Systems™ and IBM Storage. These events include skill-building sessions, hands-on labs, onsite certification testing and a vibrant Solution Center. IBM Power Systems sessions focus on IBM POWER8® processor-based systems, software and solutions including Power […]

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18 May 2017

IBM z Systems Technical University (IBM z Systems – IBM Storage) – Munich

Introduction IBM Systems Technical Universities are designed for technical development in IBM Systems and solutions including IBM® z Systems™, IBM Power Systems™ and IBM Storage. These events include skill-building sessions, hands-on labs, onsite certification testing and a vibrant Solution Center. IBM z Systems sessions focus on the new IBM z13™ processor, along with IBM z/OS®, […]

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11 May 2017

IBM Partner Recertification program

A number of the existing IBM Systems certifications are expiring in June this year, and for partners holding these certifications there is an imminent requirement to recertify to maintain their accreditation status.  As IBM’s largest distributor and a Global Training Partner, we are running instructor-led Certification Bootcamps specifically designed to prepare partners for the new […]

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21 April 2017

Interesting items on the web (April 2017)

The Training & Skills team are voracious readers and we come across so much content on the web that would be of interest. We’re committed to making the most of your time – so we’ve chosen only the “best of the best” of the things we’ve seen this month, and present it here for your consideration. What […]

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21 April 2017

Guaranteed to run in May 2017

If you want to make sure that you are enrolling for a course that will not be cancelled, then this is the place to be. Here you will find a list of all the official IBM Training courses that are guaranteed to run for the month to come.  Please note that this snapshot is correct […]

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20 April 2017

Big Data Certification and Your Paycheck

  Did you know that a big data certification can help you increase your income? If you have or would like to have one of the following certifications,  participating in this survey will help you learn how your salary compares to your peers. IBM Certified Administrator Cognos BI IBM Certified Advanced Developer for BI IBM […]

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20 April 2017

Ingram Micro Selected as Finalist for IMS Global Learning Consortium’s 2017 Impact Award!

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global), the world leader in edtech interoperability and innovation, recently announced the selection of 38 finalists advancing to the final round of competition for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The finalists were selected from all entries received through the open call for nominations and from regional competitions held around the […]

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19 April 2017

IBM’s Open Badge Program a Finalist in the IMS Global Leadership Awards

Cast your vote for the IBM Open Badge Program to win at the 2017 Learning Impact Leadership Awards. Created in 2007, the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards (LIA) recognizes outstanding applications of educational technology to address the most significant challenges facing education. Nominations come from around the world from organizations and institutions that meet the […]

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18 April 2017

Updated! Getting to know our GTPs: Arrow Education Services

Myself My name is Julie Bartholomae and I am the Partner Relationship Manager for IBM Training and Skill’s GTP, Arrow. I’ve been with IBM and with IBM Training for over 25 years, enjoying several different positions, including Operations Manager, and Delivery Business Manager for North America.  I’m very happy to now be working with Arrow […]

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13 April 2017

Five reasons to attend the IBM Systems Technical University in Orlando, Florida

Growing your skills is always a smart career move. The IBM Systems Technical University, May 22-26 in Orlando, is the perfect forum for polishing your skill set. Designed for unabashed “techies,” this 4.5 day conference offers you a deep dive into smarter computing implementation, product announcements, infrastructure, and key topics across the z Systems, Power Systems and Storage platforms. Here are five […]

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12 April 2017

Updated! Getting to know our GTPs: Avnet

Myself Hello, I am Corbett Schollmeyer, SSE for North Dakota and the Avnet Partner Relationship Manger (PRM). I have worked in Support, Services and Education from the late 90’s working in California, AP (China, Japan, and Taiwan), and now out of Bismarck North Dakota. Outside of work I am the Chairman for the Northern Badlands […]

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10 April 2017

Updated! Getting to know our GTPs: Global Knowledge

Background You have seen me blogging on this site since a while now. In case you’re not yet aware of who I am, please have a look to me and my content. I first heard about Global Knowledge years ago, when I tried to increase the Education Channel in Europe. They were one of the […]

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6 April 2017

Updated! Getting to know our GTPs: Ingram Micro

Personal Dianne Young, IBM Training and Skills Partner Relationship Manager (PRM) for Ingram Micro, retired at the end of March after a long and successful career with IBM that spanned both continents and decades. We wish her every success in her next adventures. We have been joined by Susan Von Bampus, an IBMer with extensive […]

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