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What is You Pass We Pay (YPWP)?

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YPWP is a reimbursement programme to support all IBM Software Business Partners holding an IBM Value Package to offset the cost of securing certifications and attending optional preparatory roadmap education required to qualify for increased IBM benefits across the software portfolio.

These certifications are required to move to higher levels within the PartnerWorld program and to qualify for resale authorisation and incentives for many IBM software products. Reimbursement caps are tiered by programme level.
Further details below.


What is an IBM Value Package?

The IBM Value Package is a 12 month subscription offering from IBM which provides unlimited expert pre-sales and development phase technical support, reimbursed education costs, IBM Cloud credits, development sandbox and an array of software offerings.

Further details and the opportunity to purchase are in the link below.


Which certifications are eligible?

There are a number of eligible courses and certifications eligible for reimbursement for the following product areas.

  • - Analytics
  • - Cloud
  • - Cognitive Solutions
  • - Global Technology Services
  • - Watson Customer Engagement
  • - Security
  • - Systems
  • - Watson Health

Specific certifications and supporting education can be found at the bottom of the link below. Please note that you will need an IBM Partnerworld ID to access this information


What is the reimbursement process?

  • - Ensure that your company holds an IBM Value Package
  • - Review the eligible certifications and supporting education
  • - Follow the claim guidelines. Please note that it is essential to pass the accompanying test within 60 days of the associated training

Further details below.


Why Arrow?

Arrow has many years of experience in successfully supporting the IBM YPWP programme – from identifying the required certifications to advising on the most relevant training course and format.

Arrow has also created a series of unique eligible derivative workshops endorsed by IBM to support ongoing IBM BP certification requirements.

Who should I contact to discuss in further detail?

For further information please use the following contact details