Get certified and save!


Take advantage of certification testing and save up to 85% versus the standard pricing offered at Pearson-VUE centers. The Professional Certification Program from IBM is designed to validate and improve your skills and proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. Professional certification instills confidence in your employer and puts you in control of your career.

The program is self-paced, allowing you to select your role, advance and take tests at your convenience. Certification is achieved by completing exams that validate required skills and knowledge. Course recommendations are offered to help you prepare. All certifications require some level of field experience. As a certified professional, you will receive a certificate of completion and certification mark for use in advertisements and business literature.

Just show up!

No registration is necessary, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing appointments may also be made onsite with the Certification Staff. Tests are payable onsite at the time of testing, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express, which the test taker enters directly into the testing tool.


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Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM + 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Certification test fees

IBM certification exams will be offered at the special event rate of $30 USD per exam; that’s an 85% discount over the testing center price. A complete listing of available IBM tests is available online at
Professional Certification Program from IBM.

Preparing for an exam

Potential test takers should prepare for their test(s) prior to the conference. To prepare, refer to the Professional Certification Program from IBM.

There you'll find test descriptions, including:

  • Certification job role names and descriptions to which the tests apply
  • Test objectives measured
  • Recommended educational resources
  • Assessment and sample tests to help gauge your readiness for the actual exams
  • Estimated time required to take the tests

Important notes on certification testing

The same test may be taken by an individual only twice in a 30 day period. Both attempts may be taken at this event. For each test, test takers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, show their conference badge and one government issued ID with a recent photo (for example: passport, national ID, or driver license). All tests are closed-book containing multiple-choice questions. They are delivered in a proctored environment via a web-based tool.