Overview

IBM is offering training and development opportunities to help you deepen and broaden your knowledge and implementation skills. The IBM Software Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive learning path that builds upon the foundation of rich product training and certification / badging programs currently offered by IBM.

There are three elements to the Software Practice Accelerator initiative:

Implementation training

Gain the knowledge, skills and tools that IBM Solution Services experts use to successfully deliver IBM solutions through a variety of training formats and modalities

Engagement support

Gain experience applying knowledge, skills and tool sets while working closely with IBM subject matter experts. Upon successful implementation training completion, engage with IBM Services in support of practice acceleration via our engagement model offerings: coaching, mentoring, shadowing and deployment assistance.

Capabilities and competencies for a competitive advantage

Participation in the new IBM PartnerWorld Competency program provides a way for you to quantify and publicize your skills to clients and to IBMers. Build your technical skills and achieve IBM certifications or IBM digital badges to apply toward PartnerWorld competency achievement and benefits.

Implementation training

The training goes beyond technical product training to grow your profits and create opportunities

Training is delivered in a variety of ways: self-paced virtual, classroom workshops and boot camps. With most of the workshops the training requires pre-requisite knowledge, skill and experience that support the learning agenda. Pre-requisite training can be obtained from IBM Authorized Global Training Providers Worldwide.

No cost courses and learning options

These resources are for Business Partners committed to driving IBM solution growth in the market place and who are registered and engaged with the IBM World Wide Channels team. Development of skills and competencies help you build as well as deepen skills that will deliver differentiated value.

Engagement support

Enhance your capability to implement and deploy IBM solutions through coaching, mentoring, shadowing and implementation assistance provided by IBM experts. Education & training alone does not provide full preparation for real world implementation.

Shadowing

IBM consultants on Business Partner or IBM projects

IBM does, Business Partner learns

Mentoring

IBM consultants on Business Partner projects

Business Partner does, IBM shares knowledge

Coaching

Remote advice and guidance

Competencies for a competitive advantage

Develop deep expertise and deliver high-value solutions to your clients

Participation in the IBM PartnerWorld Competency program provides a way for you to quantify and publicize your skills to clients and to IBMers. Build your technical skills and achieve IBM certifications or IBM digital badges to apply toward PartnerWorld competency achievement and benefits.

Please ensure that you remain current on all versions of certifications and/or digital badges.