28 December 2016

Quality training with ultimate flexibility

You need effective training on your timeline. Studies show watching a video doesn’t always transfer needed skills alone – that’s why Globalknowledge, one of IBMs Global Training Partners, combined the best features of instructor-led training with the best of self-paced. This new delivery format provides the same world-class training quality as a traditional classroom with the flexibility […]

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20 December 2016

2016 IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship

The ninth annual IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship program is accepting applications through January 30, 2017. To be considered for this scholarship, students must demonstrate excellence in their enterprise computing coursework as well as plans for continued growth on the mainframe in their academic and professional careers. The top scholarship recipient will earn the […]

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2 December 2016

Learning is personal…

In the past, people were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them for as long as they stayed in the same job.  Over time, as job roles morphed and new technologies were introduced, training became essential to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. Let’s fast forward to today, where people are constantly changing […]

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2 December 2016

Guaranteed-to-run courses @ IBM

I have spoken to one of our Clients yesterday, and was surprised that there was a complaint to me that IBM is not offering guaranteed-to-run courses. So, I explained that it was true in 2013 after a system change, that this “flag” really did not exist, but already since lots of quarters got added again. […]

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28 November 2016

93% of students reported they were likely to apply what they learned from labs and exercises

Quality training with ultimate flexibility You need effective training on your timeline.  Studies show watching a video doesn’t always transfer needed skills alone – that’s why Global Knowledge combined the best features of instructor-led training with the best of self-paced. This new delivery format provides the same world-class training quality as a traditional classroom with the […]

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28 October 2016

Where to find IBM Training & Skills: Twitter, LinkedIn and more

Reading this blog you’re using Social Media to access Training and Skills from IBM. Are you aware that there is much more than our Blog? Key updates can be found on various Social Media Sources. A good overview can be found on Social Media Presence IBM training

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25 October 2016

5 reasons to learn mainframe programming

I stumbled today across an article from Christopher O’Malley which is summarizing what I see since a while: People are looking again to Mainframe Skills as something valuable. There were times at the beginning of the century, where everybody wanted to only jump on new programming languages, but it seems there is some thoughts around […]

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14 October 2016

Skills are amongst 3 top priorities for CIO

Overall it seems we’re having a positive outlook for the overall IT Training Market: According to IBMs CIO Study CIOs “focusing on three goals, in particular: enhancing their organizations’ intelligence and insight, digitizing the front office and strengthening the IT department’s skills”. The study also reveals many more details around the areas to focus on: […]

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11 October 2016

Demand more from IT training.

Global Knowledge started rolling out new digital ways to create videos and digital training overall. Have a look to their preview video, which shows what they did around Microsoft, and currently working on their first videos also for IBM. It looks as if we really reached a time where digital learning is an attractive alternative […]

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6 October 2016

Convincing Your Manager You Need Training

In tough economic times, training is one of the first areas to experience budget cuts within organizations. It seems to make logical sense, after all, since training is an easily quantifiable expense while the return on investment (ROI) is more difficult to quantify. Think about it this way: would you want a doctor who graduated […]

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4 October 2016

DeveloperWorks Premium: 12 months Bluemix subscription + more

IBM developerWorks Premium is a developer membership program that provides an all-access pass to powerful tools, resources, and support to enable you to rapidly prototype, develop, and deploy successful cloud projects. DeveloperWorks Premium members enjoy: 12-month Bluemix subscription 240 USD credits on Bluemix to develop apps with services including Watson, IoT, mobile, and many others […]

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29 September 2016

Business Development needs time: Countries covered around Mainframe Skills by our GTPs

It is now three years that we moved to our new model around Training and Skills. There were lots of questions how fast we can achieve our target of increased coverage, high quality, and significant increase of skills. I was recently in a discussion with a Partner around the complexity of moving localized grey-market offerings […]

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22 September 2016

Millennials prefer face-to-face contact when it comes to acquiring new work-related knowledge and skills

I’m currently trying to collect facts around IBMs position in developing the IBM Training and Skills offerings, and stumbled across an interesting study from IBM around Millennials. There are lots of interesting facts in the study, but the most interesting one for me is around how Millennials want to learn:“No question about it, Millennials are […]

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20 September 2016

IBMs Global Training Partners and their focus on Mainframe: Lots of Offerings

During the last days I worked on some deep dives around Mainframe and found a statistic which is interesting: Did you know that the IBM training Partners are active in driving new Mainframe Offerings into the Market? Since we moved to the new Education Sales and Delivery Model three years ago our Partners were able […]

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24 June 2016

Apple Names LearnQuest Its Authorized Global Training Provider

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — LearnQuest is pleased to announce that as an Apple Authorized Global Training Provider, it will offer new iOS developer and technical courses globally to Apple’s enterprise partners and customers around the world over the coming months. These courses will help developers building transformative business apps with foundational […]

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2 December 2015

6 LearnQuest 2015 Success Stories and How We Define Success

John D. Rockefeller Jr.said that“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”The following sampleSuccess Storiesdetailhow, in 2015,LearnQuesttook on somerelatively“common”endeavorsyou’dexpectfrom a globaltechnical training company: consultativecurriculum supportand courseware recommendations,customand grouptraining,boot camps,technicalconferences.However,simplyseeing a project through orturning a profitwill never satisfy us as a complete vision of success.We find itliesin thecreative, aspirationalrealm of thehow–such asdesigning […]

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17 November 2015

Quality focus of our GTPs. Example: Arrow

It is interesting, that sometimes our GTPs and us are doing things in parallel without knowing from each other. When I approached Arrow with the news, that we’re having a dedicated project running to look into course material quality, they surprised me with all the details and processes they are having in place around Quality. […]

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10 September 2015

Digital Transformation Begins with Effective Training

To LearnQuest, digital transformation for companies is a three step process. Much more than simply moving data online, it requires a systemic organizational shift from existing technical and business models. Transformation is step three, but training (digital competence) is step one, and Global Training Provider LearnQuest has the cutting-edge courseware and flexible learning options in […]

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