Activities for IBM Business Partners
As an IBM Systems and Storage Business Partner, IBM TechU sessions can help you excel. Whether you are focused on IBM Z (282 sessions), IBM Power Systems (248 sessions) or IBM Storage (225 sessions) you will find in-depth technical training, hands-on labs and demos by IBM developers and product experts…the A-team of the IBM Systems community.
To enrich your experience at IBM TechU, be sure to join these activities that are only for YOU!
IBM Lab Services sessions and luncheons
Learn how Lab Services can help you accelerate your business in 2018 and beyond.
Business Partner luncheons
Join a luncheon roundtable on Mon 4/30, Tues 5/1 or Wed 5/2 at 12:30 pm in the Main dining hall. Don’t miss this chance to meet with IBM Systems Lab Service executives and consultants over an informal luncheon. Look for the tables with signage, "Lab Services - Business Partners".
Business Partner Forums
Business Partner Forums are a unique opportunity to interact with the Systems Lab Services leadership team and fellow Business Partners to explore best practices in supporting clients. Discuss how to listen for a client’s need, position the value of your solution, and WIN in the cognitive computing space. In 2017, IBM Systems Lab Services provided services to over 115 customers on behalf of 90 Business Partners globally, helping those partners generate more than $65M in sales revenue.
Plan to attend these forums:
Power & Storage and SDI
Monday, April 30, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Lake Virginia A
Business Partner Forum: Leveraging IBM Systems Lab Services expertise in Cognitive Computing
This session includes a brief overview of Systems Lab Services capabilities featuring some of our lessons learned in Power AI and machine learning/deep learning deployments that will accelerate your business in 2018 and beyond.
IBM Z & LinuxONE
Tuesday, May 1, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Lake Virginia A
Business Partner Forum: Leveraging IBM Systems Lab Services expertise to help drive new business in IBM Z and LinuxONE space for security and new clients
This session includes a brief overview of Systems Lab Services capabilities featuring some of our lessons learned in our IBM Z and LinuxONE deployments that will accelerate your business in 2018 and beyond.
Storage Certification boot camps
IBM Professional Certification is a valuable credential earned by thousands of IT professionals. IBM Storage Certification Boot Camps can help you quickly grasp the core concepts of key IBM Storage hardware and Spectrum software products to prepare you for these Storage certification exams:
- IBM Certified Specialist: New Workloads Sales V1
- IBM Certified Specialist: Traditional Workload Sales V1
- IBM Certified Specialist: IBM Virtualized Storage V2
- IBM Certified Specialist: IBM Technical Storage
These fast-paced, three-hour sessions focus on learning core features, functions and capabilities with an emphasis on competitive differentiators. IBM Storage Business Partners must pass these exams to get recertified by the May 31 deadline.
On-site certification testing
Systems hardware and software certification exams will be offered at the special event rate of USD 100 per exam, up to a 50% discount over the testing center price. A complete listing of available IBM tests is available at the testing lab.
Certification tests are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and by appointment only. Tests are payable on site at the time of testing using Visa, Master Card or American Express, which the test taker enters directly into the testing tool.
Some vouchers such as PGI/Specialty test vouchers are accepted as payment for exams.
For a full list of certifications and tips on exam preparation, refer to the Professional Certification Program from IBM.
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