Badging & Certification

ITCC honors IBM Open Badge program with their Innovation Award

We’re proud to announce that IBM has just been awarded the IT Certification Council (ITCC)’s 2017 Innovation Award for our Open Badging program. Open Badges provide digital recognition for skills, offer a method of sharing credentials in social media, and are used inside IBM as well as by our customers around the world. Last year, […]

Learning gets personal with The IBM Skills Gateway

In support of our community of learners, we launched a refreshed IBM training website last April and immediately delivered value to learners developing IT skills. The new site had a sleek user experience and carefully curated content that went way beyond the traditional formal courses. We have now taken that site and transformed it even […]

Badging & Certification

IBM wins top industry award for innovation in digital credentials

By David Leaser (@david_leaser) In just a few short years, Open Badges have barnstormed into the digital credentials space, providing a unique way to issue a digital credential which can be shared instantly on social sites – the perfect marriage between social media and credentials/recognition. Badges can be issued for a wide variety of activities, […]

Guaranteed to run in April 2017

If you want to make sure that you are enrolling for a course that will not be cancelled, 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 […]

Interesting items on the web (March 2017)

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 consideration. Interview: […]

BPM Training Enables UK Bank to Capitalize on SOA Benefits and Greater Operational Efficiencies

This case study outlines Arrow Education’s approach to delivering tailored IBM WebSphere Business Process Manager (BPM) and Operational Decision Manager (ODM) training to a large UK Bank. Background The customer, an international bank operating throughout the UK, undertook an Integration Framework project to convert their business applications into a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM Business Process […]

IBM PGI Program successfully driving channel enablement!

Background Arrow ECS is one of the leading distributors for IBM technology. As such, partner recruitment and enablement is critical to our business. After a period of retirement, IBM reinstated the Partner Growth Incentive (PGI) Program within Europe in mid 2016. Arrow was keen to convince IBM of the merits of such a program. As […]

Customer focus of Education: My University and what TSIA suggests

Customer focus of my university I studied at the Technical University in Munich. They are one of the best Universities in Germany. All professors working there are proud of what they achieved. And looking back I have to say the University is really good. I was proud when I finished. And I had a fast […]

IBM Open Badge Program wins ITCC Award

  IBM is proud to announce that our IBM Open Badge Program has won the 2017 Information Technology Certification Council’s (ITCC) Innovation Award.  The award is given to organizations that have created a product, service, or initiative that creates a difference within the IT Certification Industry. The IBM Open Badge Program not only provides recognition […]

IBM Training and Skills at InterConnect 2017

Empowering individuals to organize and manage their own personal and professional learning to improve their knowledge, skills and ultimately their performance in the workplace is of paramount importance today. This learning can take the form of face-to-face sessions, hands-on-labs or simply conversations held over a cup of coffee. Which is why Interconnect 2017 is such […]

Mastering Learning as a skill

As we come to the close of the 1st quarter in 2017, we have been exposed to a multitude of publications around top skills and/or  top jobs for 2017.   Here are some stand-outs from my perspective : LinkedIn data reveals the most promising jobs in 2017 Monster’s 5 new collar jobs you could land […]

Fundamentals of the IoT Landscape – IBM InterConnect 2017 session

Learn about the fundamentals of Internet of Things and what IoT’s explosive growth may mean to you. We will walk through the market landscape and potential, discuss commercial vs industry IoT, security concerns and how you can go to market with IoT to become more successful. Audience: People who are looking to understand what IoT […]