IBM Certified Solutions Advisor – SoftLayer v1
The new IBM Certified Solutions Advisor – SoftLayer v1 is targeted at cloud and SoftLayer Sellers, who must demonstrate mastery of SoftLayer's data, storage, networking and security capabilities.
IBM's new partner program benchmarks cloud competencies with tests that align directly with the SoftLayer certifications and their respective training pathways, according to Global Knowledge. The advisor certification focuses on the sales side.
People seeking this certificate should have knowledge of SoftLayer capabilities in an e-commerce context, the ability to leverage SoftLayer differentiators, and the ability to analyze workload needs and make architecture choices, IBM said.
They also should understand what SoftLayer has available from a compute, storage and network, security, monitoring and management perspective, the company said.