All certification exams are based on experience in the Job Role defined for the exam. Completion of recommended training, and review of publications and reference guides is one component of test preparation. However, it does not ensure that you will successfully pass the certification exam.
Courses and publications are offered to help you prepare for the certification tests. Please find the recommended training course below; you may take the classroom course or the online course. You may also review the System x reference sheets and the list of Red Books below for additional information.
*Note to access online course: Business Partners- Sign in to PartnerWorld University (IBM ID and password required to access PWU), click on Table of Contents on the left navigator and then on Modular Systems.
IBMers: Access STG Online, navigate to Modular Systems, Take a course, Sales Training
Up to Speed on IBM Modular Systems - System x and BladeCenter
Course duration: 6 hrs
Course number: XSW04
Abstract: So, you want the big picture on IBM Modular Systems. This course is your answer. In just one day, learn about the entire Modular Systems product line from Universal to Rack Dense to Highly Scalable System x Servers. We also cover IBM BladeCenter, Linux Clusters, volume storage, options and more. And we don't just cover speeds and feeds, but also learn about solutions elements like IBM Director for systems management and VMware for logical partitioning. Learn about key storage solutions like volume Direct Attached, Network Attached and Storage Area Network Solutions. Learn about the products and their key features and technologies. Explore the target market for each product as it is positioned in the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and in the competitive market place. IBMers: Please search STG Smartzone for course number XSW04 or after your sign-in, follow this link
Controlling Energy with Cool Blue(TM)
Course duration: 56 min
Course number: XSW110
Abstract: This web lecture will summarize the trends that are driving the need for more efficient energy management and what IBM is doing for our clients. You will learn about IBM's advanced technology and innovations that improve energy management inside the server, in the rack and at the data center level. In addition, you will learn how IBM Services can help deliver a total energy management solution through data center assessments and technology deployments. IBMers: Please search STG Smartzone for course number XSW110 or after your sign-in to STG Smartzone, follow this link.
OPTIONAL: IBM Entry Storage Solutions for System x and BladeCenter
Course duration: 75 min
Course number: XSW14
Abstract: The course introduces the System x Sales Specialists and Business Partners to the IBM Storage Technology products. After completion of the course, the students should be able to: * Analyze the storage market for System x * Explain the key to selling storage solutions with System x. * Identify clients storage concerns and need for System x storage solutions. * Discuss key storage opportunities. * Recall tape back-up storage solutions available for System x. * Recall disk back-up storage solutions available for System x. * Outline the storage portfolio for System x. IBMers: Please search STG Smartzone for course number XSW14 or after your sign-in, follow this link