IBM Power Skills Academy
Over 25 years of partnering with colleges and
universities to teach market-ready IBM Power skills to students and professionals around the
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Teaching the next generation of IBM Power experts
The IBM Power Skills Academy (PSA) has equipped educators at eligible colleges and universities throughout the world with the materials, technology, and resources they need to
teach their students IBM Power skills. These resources include free access to IBM Power courses and our Power Academic Cloud.
PSA enables colleges and universities to enhance their computer science, information systems, engineering, and business programs, resulting in students who can compete in the job market of any industry.
All PSA materials and resources are available to student and instructor members at no charge! Register here. Already a member? Login here.*
Power Academic Cloud
Free access to IBM Power technology and software
The Power Academic Cloud provides remote access to Power systems running AIX, IBM i, and/or Linux, for teaching and non-commercial research activities.Based on your unique requirements, the PSA team will build an environment on which you can teach the latest Power technology and business application strategies. The Power Academic Cloud is available, for no charge, to faculty and IT staff who are registered members of PSA.
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to help you learn and teach IBM Power skills. Note: You must be logged in to download most of the courses we offer unless otherwise indicated.
AIXHelp your students meet the demands of today's information technology
environments by building their AIX knowledge and skills.
Review the AIX courses
IBM iExpand your students' career opportunities with courses focused on IBM i,
the operating system that companies rely on to support their business critical apps and
Review the IBM i courses
Linux and CloudIBM Power delivers a secure and reliable platform for modernizing
applications and infrastructure with a frictionless hybrid cloud experience. Build your
students' Linux and cloud management skills on the platform engineered for agility.
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Additional resourcesCheck these additional sources for IBM Power classes and materials for
students and professionals - many of them are free!
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COMMON Power System User Group
COMMON is the world's largest association of IT professionals that focus on IBM and related
technologies, providing education and events focused on enhancing the careers of its
COMMON Certification Program
Providing learning paths that lead to professional certifications which validates your
skills against current practices. This can be a real boost to your career as many companies
value certified professionals.
COMMON Education Foundation
If you're interested in getting information on IBM i or acquiring a new skills, the COMMON
Education Foundation video library contains live-session recordings from COMMON conferences
as well as webcast recordings that can be viewed at your convenience. Available 24x7, watch
when and where you want.
Power Systems Redbooks
IBM Redbooks deliver skills, technical know-how, and materials to IBM technical
professionals, students, Business Partners, clients, and the marketplace in general.
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