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Take a faster path to certification this summer, with the IBM Center for Cloud Training (ICCT)!

Summer is a great time to check off items on your to do list. Maybe you’ve wanted to finish that certification you’ve started earlier this year.  Or maybe you’re looking ahead at where your career might take you in the next 6 months or year. During the ICCT Summer of Certification, we can help you on your Cloud certification journey with savings in both time and money.


Summer forecast: 100% chance of 50% savings on exams

Summer is half-over, and you’re getting half off ICCT exams for the rest of the season. To take advantage of these savings, just use code 50offICCT! when you schedule an online or in-person exam. It’s a great time to take advantage of new updates in some of our most popular certifications.

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Updates among the clouds: streamlined training

This summer, your path to certification is shorter, with new streamlined learning paths for both IBM Cloud Professional Developer and Associate Site Reliability Engineer (ASRE) certification. As a certified IBM Cloud Professional Developer, you’ll have the training to help build a better cloud, plus the certification that demonstrates your expertise to employers and colleagues. This summer, training time has been reduced to approximately 15 hours, with about half as many courses as before. And the content isn’t just shorter; it has been restructured to be more aligned with IBM Cloud Developer perspective and workflow, based on feedback from learners and subject matter experts. In addition, badges on the learning path and all Cloud Prep study materials have been updated to reflect the newest content.

As a certified IBM Cloud Associate Site Reliability Engineer (ASRE), you’ll be equipped to better assist clients in selecting the cloud solutions they need, plus the foundation to advance your career in one of the fastest-growing sectors of technology. Updates to training this summer include a reduction in training time to approximately 10 hours, with courses shortened to 30 minutes maximum per course. The restructured course layout puts key terms and concepts front and center, with a strategic focus on practical skills needed to succeed as an ASRE. All Cloud Prep study materials have also been updated to support the new version of the certification exam.

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Sunny outlook for the future of Hybrid Cloud with IBM Cloud CTO Jason McGee

If you missed June’s TechXchange webinar on the future of Hybrid Cloud, it’s now available on demand. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear IBM Cloud CTO Jason McGee share his views of how Hybrid Cloud is evolving in areas including security, AI, data management, gaming and more. IBM TechXchange is a monthly webinar that delivers the latest technical talks and up-to-date information straight from IBM experts. And if you ever miss an episode, you can catch the replay anytime!

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ICCT strikes gold in International E-Learning Association competition

ICCT won a prestigious Gold Award in the 2023 International E-Learning Awards, presented by the International E-Learning Association (IELA). The win was in the Performance Support Experience category, recognizing ICCT’s extensive initiatives in engaging and supporting learners. Judged by a panel of experts in education, the competition presents only one Gold Award in each category, making this a highly prized win.

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