Badging & Certification

IBM Security: 3Q2018 50% Discount Promotion

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The IBM Professional Certification Program ( has been in existence for over 25 years.  Through these years, technical professionals have been able to validate their knowledge and skills, and demonstrate their expertise to others via their earned certificate recognized worldwide.

Certification brings value. To the individual, certification provides a portable credential-skill validation, technical achievement, peer recognition, employer recognition (i.e., possible selection, bonuses, advancement, pay), and industry recognition of skill set.  To the employers, a lower personnel turnover, increased productivity, improved workforce management, competitive advantage, and better hiring decisions.  To the customers, the right person is performing the tasks/job with a skill set based on validated performance objectives and an individual commitment to being skilled and current.

To ease the path for our existing and new certification participants, IBM Security Certification is offering a 50% discount worldwide on all IBM Security tests (i.e., certification, sales mastery, and technical mastery).  To obtain the discount, register for and take an IBM Security test between July 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018 using one of the following promotion codes during test registration. For each test type, a test taker can take an unlimited number of tests.

Certification tests:  SECURITY50CERT
Sales mastery tests:  SECURITY50SM
Technical mastery tests:  SECURITY50TSM

To prepare for each test type, click on the applicable link above, select the desired test and refer to the job role description/target audience to which the test is built, the recommended prerequisites, the test objectives or knowledge/technical skills measured on the test, the recommended training sources consisting of self-study sources to help acquire knowledge/skills, the assessment test, to gauge your readiness for the actual test, and/or the sample questions to get a feel of what the actual test questions will be like.

For inquiries regarding this announcement, please contact
Your IBM Security certification team


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