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Employee - Skills and certifications

IBM PartnerWorld Profiling System User Guide

Overview

Skills and certifications allows you to view, capture, and update information on skills and certifications held by an employee, such as:

Many employees achieve IBM Professional Certifications as part of job development for career enhancement, to build company proficiencies and in-house skills on IBM products and to achieve PartnerWorld level requirements. Individuals achieve IBM professional certifications in order to validate their skills on key IBM products, solutions, and verified industry solutions. Skills are calculated on a weighted factor depending on the complexity, in order to more accurately reflect the effort required to obtain them.

Individuals can now earn five weighted skill points (certifications) to count towards their firm's skill level rather than the limit of two points (certifications). This allows individuals to contribute a slightly larger portion of the level requirement.

Skills and certification data in PartnerWorld Profiling System (PPS) can be used by the Business Partner for several purposes:

Employee candidate ID for IBM certifications/skills:

Certifications

Non-IBM certifications

Education

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To add an employee candidate ID for IBM certifications / skills information.

  1. Select Add a Candidate ID.
  2. Enter the candidate ID for the employee. The Candidate ID field holds up to 50 characters. In addition, a query against the Professional Certification table will run against the candidate ID in order to authenticate the candidate ID's credentials. If the candidate ID is invalid, it is not entered into the system.
  3. Click Save.
  4. You are taken to a confirmation page and given a confirmation number. Please retain the confirmation number for all future inquiries on the transaction.

To select whether the employee is in a sales or technical role for the "Contract Compliance" role:

  1. Select Sales or Technical from the drop down box.
  2. Click Save.
  3. You are taken to a confirmation page and given a confirmation number. Please retain the confirmation number for all future inquiries on the transaction.

To add or remove non-IBM certifications:

  1. Select Add a new non-IBM certification
  2. Select a certification from the drop down box
  3. Enter the date received (valid date format required is YYYY-MM-DD)
  4. From the certification approval, select approve, deny, or undecided
  5. Click Save.
  6. You will be taken to a confirmation page and given a confirmation number. Please retain the confirmation number for all future inquiries on the transaction.

To add or edit education received by an employee

  1. Select Add or Edit Entry from the Education area on the page.
  2. Choose education received from the drop down box.
  3. Select Save.
  4. You are taken to a confirmation page and given a confirmation number. Please retain the confirmation number for all future inquiries on the transaction.

Checklist

Please note, for non-IBM accepted certifications, the test vendor does not automatically forward test results to IBM. It is your responsibility to forward to IBM a copy of the certification skill certificate to receive credit in the certification data:

Send your proof of certification to:

  • Email: bpcert@us.ibm.com with the scanned certificate attached, or

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