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IBM Expanded Learning Subscription Standard (Single User License)

  • Tuition USD $6,995
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4744 Ratings
  • Course Code IBM-ELSS
  • Available Formats Subscription

Pay an annual fee and have access to the entire IBM Digital Library with 100’s of On Demand courses, for one low subscription price. An IBM Expanded Learning Subscription is relevant for anyone who wants to:

  • Develop skills on IBM technologies, or stay up-to-date with latest curriculums
  • Learn anytime, from anywhere - a completely flexible learning environment
  • Pay once and set your training plan for the year! Cheaper than individual course prices
  • Prepare for certification on IBM software or solutions
  • Refresh their knowledge when they bid on or win a project
  • Cross train or onboard new employees

Who Can Benefit

Technical Professionals, Services Implementation Teams, Support Teams, Software Application Users by Role, System Administrators, Project Leads and Anyone preparing for IBM Skills Certifications or Accreditations.

Course Details

Course Includes:

IBM Expanded Learning Subscription (ELSS) single user license is an offering for students who would benefit from the flexibility of a self-paced training schedule. It allows individuals to organize their learning plan for the year from IBM’s entire software and systems SPVC training titles, with one budget-friendly annual fee and 24/7 access. Students can choose any 12 SPVCs and 6 WBTs within the subscription period, enrolling in the self-paced virtual classes they want, when they have time to study. An IBM ELSS is the smart way to refresh your technical skills, without the hassle of scheduling time away to attend live classes. Get IBM authorized training on your terms—choose our IBM Expanded Learning Subscription!

Training courses are available for the following topics:

  • Business Analytics Training
  • Cloud Application and Development Training
  • IBM WebSphere Training
  • Security Training
  • Information Management Training
  • SPSS Training
  • ECM Training
  • Commerce Solutions
  • Rational training
  • Power Systems Training
  • Spectrum Protect and Systems Storage Training
  • zSystems and Mainframe Training
  • Tivoli and IT Service Management Training
  • Enterprise Marketing Training

Notes:

SPVCs are fulfilled by IBM. IBM provides connectivity and infrastructure support.

When you buy any of your IBM ELSS SPVCs through our online course checkout, you will receive a confirmation of enrollment email. This email will also contain your online link, your ID and password, and additional instructions for starting the course.

You can start a course at any time within 12 months of enrolling for the course. Once you start any SPVC course, you have 30 days to complete it. Within this 30 days, the self-paced format gives you the opportunity to complete the course at your convenience, at any location in NA, and at your own pace. The course is available 24 hours a day.

In order to access and successfully consume Digital Learning from IBM your workstation must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 2GB of memory
  • Windows 7 - 10 (32-bit or 64-bit edition)
  • Internet Explorer 11 or higher or Firefox ESR
  • Skytap for connection to the IBM Remote Lab Platform
  • Java
  • Access to Internet with at least 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up
  • Other platforms/combinations may work but are not officially supported by IBM.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Both course material and instructor demonstrated a sound foundation on Maximo material

They were very good. They made sure everyone was able to get into the training and got all of the material needed for class.

Class was easy to sign up for and ExitCertified provided very good communication

Instructor, Training material & span of the training is neatly planned.

This was a good program to get prepared for the solutions architect associate exam.

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