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Advance Your IBM Knowledge and Navigate the Complexity:

Welcome to IBM: Advanced the second course in the new IBM curriculum brought to you by LISA. This comprehensive training builds upon the foundational knowledge gained in our IBM: Essentials course, offering in-depth analysis and practical insights into advanced IBM Licensing topics.

Take a deep dive into the complexities of managing pivotal software products from IBM such as WebSphere Application Server (WAS), Message Queue (MQ), and InfoSphere, while navigating the evolving landscape of IBM Cloud Paks and their impact on licensing. 

We will cover these products current licensing models, and how Cloud Paks impact licensing these products and others, which includes converting from Processor Value Units (PVU) to Virtual Processor Core (VPC) metrics. We also look at the challenges of managing these products and tactics to effectively manage them under both PVU and VPC models. Additionally, we delve into alternative licensing strategies tailored for scenarios such as Disaster Recovery, Mainframe usage, and Education/Government licensing. 

Lastly, explore IBM’s Authorized SAM Provider (IASP) Program, understanding its role, functionality, and the risks versus benefits it presents for your organization’s licensing needs. 

What You'll Learn

By the end of this course, you will:

Course Content

  • Introduction to the course leader
  • Outline of course prerequisites
  • Specific objectives for the course
  • Course outline
  • WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 
  • Message Queue (MQ) 
  • InfoSphere (Information Server) 
  • Introduce Cloud Paks 
  • Pros and Cons of Cloud Paks 
  • IBMs Position on Container Licensing 
  • Cloud Pak for Integration 
  • Cloud Pak for Business Automation 
  • Cloud Pak for Data 
  • WebSphere Hybrid Edition (WSHE) 
  • Cloud Pak Measurements and Risk
  • Government and Education Licensing 
  • IBMs Licensing for Disaster Recovery (DR) 
  • Licensing for Development or “Non-Prod” 
  • Mainframe Licensing 
  • Introduction IBM Authorized SAM Provider (IASP) Program 
  • Benefits and Risks of the Program 
  • Tips for Participating in the Program 
  • Key learnings from the course
  • Additional courses related to the topic

Introducing Miriam Redding, a seasoned professional in the computer software industry known for her expertise in Software Asset Management, and IBM contract negotiations and licensing management. With a history of successful team leadership, Miriam excels in strategic planning and consistently delivers growth and results. As a founder and director of Navigate Clear, she offers expert guidance in the software advisory realm. 

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