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IBM Certification – Take it Again Voucher Program

Submitted by on Saturday, 1 November 2008No Comment
IBM Certification – Take it Again Voucher Program

I was sitting back on the couch in my jogging pants this morning when i decided to run a quick look on my email. Suddenly,  i noticed i just got an email from the IBM Professional Certification Team saying…

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Due to the great interest in our new Take It Again voucher program, we are extending the time period for you to request your Take it Again voucher throughout the month of November. 

If you have not yet heard about Take It Again….. it is an exciting new initiative we are piloting in 2008. With this program you may purchase a special voucher that allows you to retake a certification exam for no additional cost. During this pilot period, Take It Again vouchers are offered for all four of the new IBM Power Systems tests and for the six Lotus Notes and Domino 8 core exams. (See the complete list of eligible tests on the Web: www.ibm.com/certify/process/tia.shtml ). 

All Take It Again vouchers must be requested by November 30, 2008. Although the voucher order must be submitted by the end of November, you will not have to pay for the voucher until you are ready to first register for the test. 

The vouchers are valid throughout 2008, and will expire at year-end. Both the first use and (if necessary) the second use of the voucher, must be redeemed no later than December 31, 2008. So all the tests must be taken this year. 

Please visit the following IBM website for more details: www.ibm.com/certify/process/tia.shtml

Or, go directly to the Prometric website www.prometric.com/ibm/TIA.htm to get your vouchers today! 

Your IBM Professional Certification Team

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“Wow!”, I mumbled. Thinking that this could be the chance to get certified with Notes Domino 8 Program. The best part is that you can get a voucher in the event in case you want to retake the exam with no extra cost. Based from what i’ve read from the previous articles, they have been implementing this IBM Take It Again Voucher Program since last July 2008 closes until 31 December 2008.  

As i browsed on the links from my email account, particularly at Prometric site center, you would see the rules of the said promotion and the list of certification exams which this voucher applies to. Check it below.

 

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Pilot Promotion: IBM is evaluating the use of a Take It Again voucher. As a result, we are introducing an offering for the limited number of tests, listed below, through the end of 2008. At that time, we will evaluate extending the promotion to many of our other tests across our product lines.

 

Rules of the Promotion:
1. All vouchers must be requested by October 31, 2008. http://www.prometric.com/ibm/tia.htm
2. Both the first exam and (if necessary) the second exam must be taken by December 31, 2008.
3. The voucher may not be used with any other voucher or promotion code.
4. The voucher can be used at an Authorized Prometric Test Center only.

 

IBM Lotus exams and IBM Power exams

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Power Systems

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Well looking on the listed exams code and description above, it’s interesting to know that IBM really pushes the value of IT certification initiatives to every IT professional specializing on their product lines which is great knowing that this could enhance one’s professional career on their line of specialization. You see, the investment we take into preparing and taking these exams, say IBM, Oracle, SAP or Microsoft, is actually less important when compared to the benefits we get in the long term when we passed on these exams. That sense of achievement, fulfillment and monetary rewards coming from your current employer make the most out of it when taking this opportunity. I am not saying that  work experiences don’t matter because “that” really counts. (Nothing is more important than work related experiences). I am not claiming to be an HR expert to say all these things but what i am just saying is that base on my professional experience as a job seeker 3 years ago, in the tight competition of the job marketplace, there’s always an edge if you are an IT-Certified Professional. Maybe I am just fortunate and happy because my current employer pushes us to get IT Certification since they give some incentives and bonuses to those IT-Certified Professionals. Once you get those certified-logo badges, id card and title and certificate, here you treat yourself not only as an IT Professional but as an IT-Certified Professional carrying their name. See, don’t you like it better=)
I am predicting that  Take it Again Voucher Program would definitely be a success. And i am optimistic that plans are already on its way to extend this to other product lines. And one of the great things to look forward is opening up doors to extend this for those who plan to take IBM Cognos Certification like me =) or those who want to take IBM DB2 or Websphere Certification in the future. Oh well, let’s just wait and see what will happen. So what are you waiting for. Get the things done and be certified!
For those who already passed the exams and those who are planning to, i would like to invite you to discuss it over the forums for discussion. Let us collaborate and share tips on this matter. 

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