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How the new IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat can help you
Skills directly impact ROI (Return on Investment), and yet 59% of organizations do not have the skills they need. With the right training and skills, your organization can quickly respond to challenges, pursue emerging opportunities and accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies.
Together, IBM and Red Hat have created a new learning experience that will help you build the essential skills, capabilities and expertise to lead, innovate, and realize the full value of your IBM Cloud Pak solutions. Clients are now able to purchase an IBM Digital Learning Subscription and Red Hat Learning Subscription from IBM together beginning 12 January 2021.
Ken Goetz, Vice President, Core Services, Red Hat comments: “Investing in training produces a significant return on investment — a recent IDC study (i) showed it to be 365% 3-year ROI. That’s the result of IT staff productivity and efficiency gains, as well as optimized IT infrastructure costs. Well-trained teams can have a significant impact for an organization and for that reason, we teamed up with IBM to provide training that is high quality, relevant, and professional to help customers.”
What is the IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services?
The new IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services is a SaaS-based education offering that gives individual subscribers access to IBM and Red Hat digital courses for a 12-month period. This offering is ideal for Cloud Pak clients.
Who should subscribe?
The new IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services is ideal for Cloud Pak clients of any skill level. IT consultants, managers, solution architects, developers, and administrators can use the learning subscription to strengthen their skills through a hands-on lab learning experience, so they can effectively deploy and expand Cloud Pak-based solutions. Course topics cover a wide range of products from the IBM and Red Hat portfolio. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of digital courses are available
What are the benefits of an IBM Learning Subscription?
IBM Learning Subscriptions are personalized, flexible and cost-efficient.
- Personalized: Build your expertise. Choose the IBM and Red Hat digital courses that map to your learning journey, skills destination, and desired role.
- Flexible: Move at your pace. Choose digital courses with hands-on labs anytime during your subscription period. Meet your skills needs with easily searchable content, providing what you need, when you need it.
- Cost-Efficient: Pay one price for a 12-month subscription. Realize built-in savings as compared to individual course purchases.
Will there be any IBM Professional Certification offerings aligned to this new learning subscription offering?
Today, both IBM and Red Hat offer certification for a broad range of subject matter covered by this new digital learning subscription offering. In an effort to take even greater advantage of the synergy created by this new digital learning subscription, IBM is working closely with Red Hat to establish a family of existing complimentary certification offerings, which can be combined and represented under a single credential classification to be called IBM Certification PLUS. IBM Certification PLUS will provide improved visibility and verification of the unique mix of expertise represented through separately earned achievements by ‘stacking’ both IBM and Red Hat certifications together under one credential to demonstrate deeper mastery of skills associated with multiple technologies or job-roles, opening up more opportunities for career growth.
IBM Certification PLUS is currently planned for release in mid to late Q1 2021. Additional details about this new class of certification credential along with the planned list of eligible IBM and Red Hat certification pairings will be provided closer to the release of the first IBM Certification PLUS offering.
Learn more about the IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services on IBM Training https://www.ibm.com/training/subscriptions or contact your IBM seller, reseller or firstname.lastname@example.org
(i) IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, The Business Value of Red Hat Training Courses, December, 2020