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YOU to the power of IBM Systems training

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you to the power of IBMHave you seen the new You to the power of IBM campaign? I hope so, as it tells a compelling story of how the transformative power of technology can help you do your best work. The IBM Systems Lab Services team understands and is ready to support that objective better than anyone. Our mission is to develop and deliver a variety of offerings to help IBM clients, Business Partners, employees, and the academic community access training and technologies that help them master IBM Systems products so they can do their best work.

Mastering IBM Systems products has never been easier with the variety of paths now available to expand your skills. You can choose from:

  • No-charge mini-modules: Interested in sampling a course or examining the training options in a specific curriculum? Take a few minutes to explore seven new micro-learning modules you can try at no cost.
  • New courses: Want to explore the latest IBM Systems courses IBM has made available on the IBM Skills Gateway? You can follow one of our Learning Journeys as well to help guide your course selections.
  • Technical events:Looking for face-to-face interaction with subject matter experts, product demos, hands-on labs and networking opportunities? Attend a technical event and get up to five days of intensive IBM Systems training with hands-on labs, interaction with subject matter experts, certification testing, and more! Join the IBM Systems Technical Events LinkedIn group for news and updates on all our global events.

In addition to helping IBM clients and Business Partners to obtain the skills they need to be successful today, IBM’s Systems Lab Services team is committed to building a pipeline of strong technical skills for the future. We offer two forward-looking programs designed to help universities and secondary schools train the IT professionals of tomorrow. With a well-documented skills gap in the IT marketplace, our programs help fill the void by offering academic institutions courseware and rich curricula to help students be globally competitive.

mastering ibm systems products has never been easierThe IBM Academic Initiative gives educators no-cost toolkits filled with resources for teaching in-demand technology skills. Hundreds of universities around the world currently participate in two unique IBM Systems programs — the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) and the IBM Z Academic Initiative. Both programs offer free access to robust course catalogs and cloud computing environments for teaching and/or research purposes. These valuable resources are available to faculty through their two unique storefronts at OnTheHub.  In addition, we help students land jobs through the PSAI entry-level job board and the IBM Z Career Center.

The IBM Innovation Center for Excellence (ICE) partners with universities to deliver rigorous training curricula that result in students earning industry-recognized credentials. Examples include the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) and MBA, the IBM Certification in Advanced Technologies (iCat) and the Systems Center of Excellence (SCoE) certification program.  The ICE program offerings include tracks specific to technologies (including but not limited to mainframe computing, cloud computing and business analytics) and industry knowledge (such as banking informatics, cyber-security and forensics, oil & gas informatics.)

Be sure to learn more about what we have to offer and get details on these programs by visiting the IBM Systems Lab Services homepage.

Director, Power, Storage, z Systems Technical Training, IBM Systems

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