19 February 2019

New IBM Skills Training to Get Clients Up & Running on AI

We are at an inflection point.  Data Science and AI technologies are not just a continuum of old technologies. They represent a complete paradigm shift that take us from a deterministic world to a probabilistic world, increasing the potential to profoundly change human society, and to become a new engine of economic development. Around the world, […]

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19 February 2019

TechData Academy wins Global Training Excellence Award

At Think 2019, IBM Business Partners were recognized for their outstanding business solutions & excellence. Included in these was TechData Academy, an authorized IBM Global Training Provider who won the Global Training Excellence Award. The IBM Excellence Award program recognizes IBM Business Partners that deliver stand-out results to help drive business value and transform the […]

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19 February 2019

Reskilling for Robots: AI and the future of jobs

What do you need to do to prepare for an AI driven future? By David Leaser Just five years ago, the late scientist Stephen Hawking made a dire prediction: The “development of full artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race.”  These ideas are not new. In 1867, Karl Marx wrote, “The instrument […]

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13 February 2019

The case for lifelong learning

We often hear the term ‘lifelong learning’ – the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning may sound a bit cliché, but I came across a video recently that truly put into perspective the importance of lifelong learning as a means to remain relevant throughout your career. […]

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12 February 2019

Mainframe Skills: A review

Why talking about Mainframe skills Those following my blog know that I’m covering from time to time mainframe topics. I just think it is an interesting area to keep an eye on. Some key topics I covered in the past were Successful Skills, z Scholarship or  Cobol. So, as I got pinged last week from a client around […]

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31 January 2019

New IBM Cloud Certification – IBM Certified Solution Advisor – DevOps V2

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Solution Advisor – DevOps V2. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate the underlying concepts of DevOps as well as the ability to implement DevOps processes and solutions for clients. To attain the IBM Certified Solution Advisor – DevOps V2 […]

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25 January 2019

Interesting items on the web (January 2019)

The Training & Skills team are voracious readers and we come across so much content on the web that would be of interest. We’re committed to making the most of your time – so we’ve chosen only the “best of the best” of the things we’ve seen this month, and present it here for your […]

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24 January 2019

IBM at Davos: Business Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty participated in a CEO panel discussion on Tuesday, January 22, on “Business Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which explored how economic opportunities today coincide with concerns over data privacy, the environment, market concentration and corruption. “The future of work is one of the most urgent questions of […]

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24 January 2019

Guaranteed to run in February 2019

If you want to make sure that you are enrolling in a guaranteed to run course, then this is the place to be. Here you will find a list of all the official IBM Training courses that are guaranteed to run for the month to come. Please note that this snapshot is correct at the […]

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23 January 2019

Join us at THINK 2019

Think is the world’s most celebrated gathering of visionaries, technologists and innovators. Where the curious convene and foremost business leaders connect to inspire and learn. Join us to create in the Cloud, innovate with IoT, break down barriers with Blockchain and solve the unsolvable with Quantum. Learn how to get more value from AI and […]

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23 January 2019

Start the year with a gift to YOU

Every new year, we all start with some sort of resolutions / promises/ agreements – call them what you may, the premise is the same; it’s to do everything possible to transform ourselves into the best version of us. And how do we do that? We do that by learning… Get a better job by […]

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22 January 2019

Introducing New Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Curriculum!

LearnQuest is delighted to announce their extended partnership with Pragmatic Paths, LLC to provide a Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain curriculum. The initial roadmap will focus on architects, operators, and developers and will provide essential knowledge to help pass CHFA exams. Hyperledger Fabric for Architects and Operators will launch in Q1 2019. This course is a deep […]

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21 January 2019

New Collar: IBM@European Commission

The definition of New Collar The terminology of “New Collar” was introduced in 2017 by Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. It is a derivation from the popular categories of White Collar and Blue Collar jobs. It describes familiar job roles that do not need Bachelor’s degrees or similar. The definition made sense. The market adopted […]

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7 January 2019

New IBM Cloud Exam Announcement – Foundations of IBM Cloud V1

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Solution Advisor – IBM Cloud Foundations V1. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate job skills and performance levels of IBM Cloud foundational knowledge. To attain the IBM Certified Solution Advisor – IBM Cloud Foundations V1 certification, candidates must pass […]

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10 December 2018

Interesting items on the web (November – December 2018)

The Training & Skills team are voracious readers and we come across so much content on the web that would be of interest. We’re committed to making the most of your time – so we’ve chosen only the “best of the best” of the things we’ve seen this month, and present it here for your […]

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7 December 2018

Guaranteed to Run from December 10th till end of January

If you want to make sure that you are enrolling in a guaranteed to run course, then this is the place to be. Here you will find a list of all the official IBM Training courses that are guaranteed to run for the month to come. Please note that this snapshot is correct at the […]

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5 December 2018

Year-End Roundup: Learning and credentials sparklers from 2018

Change is constant….Technology has dramatically altered the way we work, we buy, we live, we learn! There is nothing more satisfying than looking back at the year gone by and acknowledging that: We kept pace with the change We evolved with changing times We developed some of the world’s best in class programs and offerings, […]

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4 December 2018

IBM is building the future of ‘New Collar’ jobs with digital badges – published in Evolllution

Excepted from The Evolllution, a go-to source for opinions and information on non-traditional higher education for more than 50,000 monthly visitors. The interview discusses the value proposition for New Collar and digital badges and provides specific examples on how IBM is leading in this area. In this interview, David Leaser and Rachel Akers discuss how the […]

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