10 New Competencies

Competencies demonstrate specialization which allow you to differentiate your business, showcase expertise and open new client opportunities.

  • A unified framework across Build, Service and Sell
  • 10 new competencies for a total portfolio of 17 Build and Service
  • 7 Service and 3 Build across hybrid cloud and AI:
    • Migrate and modernize, Automate, Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, Predict, Secure

A new Skills experience

Skills is an essential element in achievement of competencies to affirm your expertise and increase market credibility.

  • Clear alignment between skills and competencies
  • Role-based and solution-based training
  • Competency checklists to guide you
  • Clear learning pathways leading to industry-recognized credentials
  • API integration to bring IBM Training to your learning management system (LMS)

Migrate and modernize

Migrate and modernize competencies indicate expertise with re-platforming legacy applications and workloads onto hybrid cloud for scale and performance benefits.

NEW Service: Migrate SAP to IBM Cloud

Related offering: IBM Cloud (Public) Certified by SAP

Service: VMware Workload Migration

Related offering: IBM Cloud (Public) 

Service: Application Modernization

Related offerings: IBM Cloud (Public), IBM Cloud Pak for Applications 

Innovate on Hybrid Cloud

Demonstrates a partner’s ability to deliver distributed solutions—often with an industry focus —that embrace the power and agility of hybrid cloud without sacrificing compliance.

Build: Regulated Workloads

Related offerings: IBM Cloud (Public)IBM Cloud Paks (including Applications, Integration, Data, Automation, Multicloud Manager and Security)

More Hybrid Cloud competencies coming soon

Automate

Identifies partners that can streamline and infuse intelligence into the customer and employee experience, helping to make these interactions more meaningful and relevant

NEW Build: AI Powered Automation for IT Ops

Related offerings: IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps, IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, IBM Observability with Instana

NEW Build: AI Powered Business Automation

Related offering: IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

NEW Service: AI Powered Automation for IT Ops

Related offerings: IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps, IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, IBM Observability with Instana

NEW Service: AI Powered Business Automation

Related offering: IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

Hybrid cloud infrastructure

Available to partners that show expertise in the installation, deployment and management of both on-premise and public cloud resources.

NEW Service: Be Anywhere with IBM Cloud Satellite

Related offerings: Run Workloads on IBM Public Cloud or Deploy at least one Satellite location

NEW Service: Deliver IBM Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Related offerings: IBM Storage Infrastructure, IBM Power Servers, IBM Power VS

Predict

Recognizes partners that demonstrate expertise in helping clients drive data-driven culture to accelerate their journey to AI and unlock the value of data to predict and shape future outcomes.

NEW Build: Accelerate the Journey to AI

Related offering:  IBM Cloud Pak for Data

NEW Service: Accelerate the Journey to AI

Related offering:  IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Secure

For partners able to solve complex cybersecurity problems—particularly those surrounding cloud and digital initiatives—and able to create security strategies that accommodate a client’s unique risks.

NEW Service: Zero Trust Security

Related offerings: IBM Cloud Pak for Security, IBM Security Guardium, Guardium Insights, IBM Security Verify

More Secure competencies coming soon

Industries

Allows partners to showcase deep expertise in industry verticals, allowing them to understand the needs, trends, problems and technology opportunities of customers in those specific markets.

Build: Banking & Financial Services

Related offerings: IBM Cloud (Public) IBM Cloud Paks (including Applications, Integration, Data, Automation, Multicloud Manager, or Security)

Build: Industrial and Manufacturing

Related offerings: IBM Cloud (Public) IBM Cloud Paks (including Applications, Integration, Data, Automation, Multicloud Manager, or Security)

Service: Banking & Financial Services

Related offerings: IBM Cloud (Public), IBM Cloud Pak for Applications

Service: Industrial and Manufacturing

Related offerings: IBM Cloud (Public), IBM Cloud Pak for Applications

Sell

Data and AI

  • Data Science and Business Analytics Competency
  • Financial Crimes Competency
  • Hybrid Data Competency
  • Unified Governance and Integration
  • Regulatory Compliance and Governance
  • Watson Foundation

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing Competency

Security

  • Digital Trust Competency
  • Threat Management

Services

  • Infrastructure Services
  • Technology Support Services

Sterling

IBM Sterling Competency

Systems

  • IBM Z
  • LinuxOne
  • Power Systems
  • Storage Systems
  • Spectrum Storage Software