Mainframes, MVS, zOS and Related Languages Support Forums Help & Support Forum for and by Mainframe Users 2013-08-16T17:30:31+00:00 2013-08-16T17:30:31+00:00 2013-08-16T17:30:31+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • IBM Certified Specialist - System z Sales V6.]]> . Below text is from the link which explains about the certificate details:

IBM Certified Specialist - System z Sales V6
Job Role Description / Target Audience

The IBM Certified Specialist - System z Solution Sales V6 creates, identifies, and expands opportunities and takes customer orders to fulfillment. This specialist determines business needs and requirements, designs and sells System z solutions that address customer needs and requirements, and positions the solution in terms of what it will do for the customer's business. Individuals in this role can justify solutions from a financial perspective, effectively use tools and resources to close sales, and work within accounts to ensure customer satisfaction and build/maintain customer relationships. The successful candidate will be familiar with the IBM zEnterprise, including z114, z196, and zBX as well as typically encountered previous System z servers.

The System z Sales Specialist has a broad knowledge of the features, functions and benefits of zEnterprise solutions. This specialist knows System z hardware, software and services/offerings, as well as competitive offerings and what differentiates the zEnterprise. This specialist knows the IBM support structure and available resources, and keeps up with IBM and industry trends in order to best position customer solutions. Individuals in this role are skilled in consultative selling, negotiation, relationship management, financial marketing, written and oral communication, and team building.
The target audience for this certification includes IBM Business Partners and IBM employees who are responsible for selling IBM zEnterprise solutions including z114, z196, and zBX.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills
  • The successful candidate will have two or more years of experience selling System z servers.
  • They are able to work with customers to discover their needs, relate System z features and functions to those needs, identify the complete solution and guide the customer through the acquisition process.

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2013-07-20T08:52:33+00:00 2013-07-20T08:52:33+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • Re: PL/I certifications.]]> IBM Certified Application Developer -- Programming with IBM Enterprise PL/I:

Job Role Description / Target Audience:

The IBM PL/I Programmer has a good understanding of the fundamentals of the IBM PL/I language syntax and semantics. The programmer is responsible for implementing a specific task whose specifications have been provided. He/she has an understanding of the fundamental aspects of the language syntax, but has in-depth knowledge in only a limited number of technical aspects of the language.

To attain the IBM Certified Application Developer - Programming with IBM Enterprise PL/I certification, candidates must pass one test.

To prepare for this test, follow the link in the Requirements section below and refer to the training resources identified. An assessment test is also accessible from that location.

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2013-07-15T05:17:33+00:00 2013-07-15T05:17:33+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • PL/I certifications.]]>
  • IBM Certified Application Developer -- Programming with IBM Enterprise PL/I
  • IBM Certified Application Developer -- Developing with IBM Enterprise PL/I

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2013-07-02T10:40:39+00:00 2013-07-02T10:40:39+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • How PRINCE2 can benefit you or your organisation?]]>
  • individuals seeking leading project management skills and greater employment prospects
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For individuals, PRINCE2 certification is an invaluable asset to your career as it increases employment prospects and helps you to do your job more effectively.

For organisations, PRINCE2's formal recognition of responsibilities within a project, together with its focus on what a project is to deliver (the why, when and for whom) provides your organisation's projects with:

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2013-06-15T15:34:23+00:00 2013-06-15T15:34:23+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • Why certify?]]>
You can see that certification takes some effort. Is it worth it? Depending on how you define the question, your answer may involve increased self-satisfaction, greater value to your employer, or higher personal productivity. Many IT professionals key on the financial benefits. Some do it for the challenge of demonstrating their knowledge, or for the inner satisfaction that comes from mastery of the material. Whether a "Certified 'xyz' developer" is better than one that is not certified is, to say the least, highly debatable. What we can say for sure is that if you certify, you'll end up knowing more about xyz than you did when you started...

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2013-06-11T05:56:43+00:00 2013-06-11T05:56:43+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • PRINCE2 Certificate.]]> PRojects IN Controlled Environments, Version 2, is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. It was developed by the UK government agency Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and is used extensively within the UK government as the project management standard for its public projects. The methodology encompasses the management, control and organisation of a project. PRINCE2 is also used to refer to the training and accreditation of authorized practitioners of the methodology who must undertake accredited qualifications to obtain certification.

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2013-05-19T08:43:35+00:00 2013-05-19T08:43:35+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • PMP - Project Management Professional Certificate.]]>
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2013-05-19T08:41:15+00:00 2013-05-19T08:41:15+00:00 <![CDATA[IT Certificates. • ITIL Certificate - Information Technology Infrastructure Lib]]> What is ITIL?

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of practices for IT service management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. ITIL describes processes, procedures, tasks and checklists that are not organization-specific, used by an organization for establishing integration with the organization's strategy, delivering value and maintaining a minimum level of competency. It allows the organization to establish a baseline from which it can plan, implement, and measure. It is used to demonstrate compliance and to measure improvement.

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