16 October 2018

New Exam Announcement – IBM Cloud Private Deployment V1

IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Deployment Professional – IBM Cloud Private V1. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate job skills and performance levels of an IBM Cloud Private Deployment Professional. To attain the IBM Certified Deployment Professional – IBM Cloud Private V1 certification, candidates must […]

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15 October 2018

Your Invitation to the Talent Match Pilot!

        You’re Invited! As an important IBM client, you qualify for priority invitation-only access to a pilot called Talent Match. *** NOTE: This pilot will be limited to the first 50 members who apply.*** Talent Match is a way for you to search and connect with a pool of talent with verified […]

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15 October 2018

How do we skill up the next generation of IT talent? IBM has a plan with New Collar

By David Leaser When Buckminster Fuller developed the idea of knowledge doubling — the idea that the knowledge in the world doubles at a predictable and accelerating rate — he proposed that in 1900, human knowledge was doubling every 100 years and by the 1950s, that number had been reduced to 25 years. Today, knowledge […]

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10 October 2018

The intention of training

Intention from personal point of view There was an interesting article some weeks ago around making sure that you know your intention in life and work. It was focussed on entrepreneurs, but it is worth for everybody to read. During this article I thought that the topic can be transitioned to many other areas. I […]

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3 October 2018

2019 Certmag Salary Survey

  It’s that time of year again, the Certification Magazine annual salary survey is here! Every year Certification Magazine does surveys on all IT Certifications to provide great analytics to the community about Certification, including IBM Certifications. Certification Magazine uses the data to determine career value and workplace rewards based on your certification. The IBM Certification […]

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28 September 2018

New Course: IBM Cloud Private for Data – Foundations

[eLearning code 6X134G] (6 hours) Online course = interactive web-based content that includes demonstration recordings and simulated environments for you to learn about IBM Cloud Private for Data, including collaboration within the platform across an organization. Applicable to all personas. Self-paced. This can be accessed by customers, business partners, and IBMers through the Skills Gateway; […]

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26 September 2018

Interesting items on the web (September 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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26 September 2018

Collaborating with a UK startup to develop hands-on IT skills for the New Collar workforce

By David Leaser IBM is creating new pathways to careers in IT and democratizing IT with its focus on skills over traditional degrees. Those skills can be learned through 21st century vocational training, innovative public education programs like P-TECH (which IBM pioneered), coding camps, professional programs, like the IBM New Collar Certificate Program. The IBM […]

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25 September 2018

Discovering Life-Long Digital Skills…

The 2017 UK Digital Strategy sets out the Government’s approach to ensuring that people have the skills they need to fully participate in the digital economy and are prepared for technological change. At a city and region level, each municipality has set out their ambitious visions to harness the power of digital for everyone. What […]

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25 September 2018

Preparing for opportunities, invest in your skills today!

Look at any number of reports and you’ll see a trend: According to the IBM Institute for Business Value September 2018 report, AI is moving beyond pilots and proofs of concept to deep and scaled implementations. 63% respondents see skills as the top barrier to their success in 2018. In a December 2016 study, IBV […]

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25 September 2018

Guaranteed to run in October 2018

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 September 2018

Social Learning in Practice at IBM

What is social learning and how can it help drive engagement and develop a culture of learning? The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others. Bandura (1977) states: “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely […]

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20 September 2018

New Exam Announcement – Cloud App Dev v3

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Application Developer – Cloud Solutions v3. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate job skills and performance levels of a Cloud Application Developer. To attain the IBM Certified Application Developer – Cloud Solutions v3 certification, candidates must pass C1000-007, IBM […]

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18 September 2018

Macro- and Micro-Credentials

Overview The terminology of Macro-Credentials is not as often used as Micro-Credentials in the industry. Google shows only 392 matches compared to more than 99000 for Micro-Credentials (August 2018). Looking into both helps to understand the bigger picture. And this will help you. Today it is important to be able to decide which learning and […]

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14 September 2018

Announcement: Technical Sales Foundations for IBM QRadar for Cloud (QRoC) V1

IBM Security is pleased to announce the addition of Test P1000-017, Technical Sales Foundations for IBM QRadar for Cloud (QRoC) V1 to its offerings. This technical mastery test is intended for Business Partners who are pre-sales technical sellers of IBM QRadar on Cloud (QRoC). These Business Partners require the sales and technical product knowledge to […]

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12 September 2018

IBM Expands its Digital Badge Program: First joint badge with an academic institution

By David Leaser ““At some of IBM’s US facilities, as many as one-third of our employees have less than a four-year college degree.”” There are a surging number of exciting, good paying jobs in today’s tech industry that do not require a traditional college degree. These roles are in some of the technology industry’s fastest […]

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6 September 2018

Three reasons to attend IBM Systems Technical University in Rome

IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) in Rome is just around the corner. If you joined me at our recent TechU in Prague, you know these events deliver IBM’s most comprehensive IT infrastructure training. The feedback I received from attendees confirms that TechU is time well spent. Our next TechU in Rome offers the same in-depth […]

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3 September 2018

Digital Learning Subscription: Cloud

Why IBMs Digital Learning Subscription for Cloud In the past the typical sales cycle in the IT industry was slow. People used a product and probably decided a year later to add another one. Today in times of cloud this is no longer true. The timelines have changed. And therefore also the way how training is […]

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