IBM Professional Certification
Certification is both a journey and a destination. It is a business solution. A way for skilled IT professionals to demonstrate their expertise to the world. It validates your skills and demonstrates your proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. The certification requirements are tough, but it's not rocket science, either. It is a rigorous process that differentiates you from everyone else. The mission of IBM Professional Certification is to: Provide a reliable, valid, and fair method of assessing skills and knowledge. Provide IBM a method of building and validating the skills of individuals and organizations. Develop a loyal community of highly skilled certified professionals who sell, service, support and or use IBM products and solutions. We are pleased to announce that certification testing will be available at this event. Pending seat availability, you can take on a first come first-served basis one or more certification tests listed on http://www.ibm.com/certify.
Certification test fees
Certification exams will be offered at the special event rate of $100 USD per exam, up to a 50% discount over the external testing center price. Tests are payable through the online test tool with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Some vouchers are accepted as payment for exams (for example, PartnerRewards testing vouchers and IBM employee vouchers). However, it is impossible to guarantee that a voucher will be valid because it may already have been redeemed or may have conditions which limit its use in some other way.
Preparing for a test
Potential test takers can prepare for their tests prior to the event. To prepare, refer to the Professional Certification Program from IBM website at http://www.ibm.com/certify. There you will find test descriptions, including:
Registering for a test
Exams will be provided on an availability basis during the conference testing hours. No pre-registration is necessary. If you have taken IBM Certification tests in the past, please remember to bring your Prometric userid with you. If you’ve tested at an IBM event, you should have a PRIME username and password which you will need to bring with you as well. If you were provided with a certification quick-reference card at a previous conference, bring it with you to fast-track into the certification testing lab.
Certification Testing Hours
Come to the Certification Testing Room during the following hours to sit for your exam:
The same test may be taken only twice in a 30 day period by an individual. Both attempts may be taken at this event.
For each test, test takers are required to sign-in, show their conference badge and government issued ID with a recent photo.
All tests are closed-book, and computer-based containing multiple-choice questions. They are delivered in a proctored environment via a web-based tool.