Badging & Certification

15 October 2018

Your Invitation to the Talent Match Pilot!

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 IBM skills: • More than 200,000 […]

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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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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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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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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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29 August 2018

IBM Security: Retirement November 30 2018

The following certifications will be withdrawn/retired on November 30, 2018, and will expire from PartnerWorld on March 31, 2019. There are no replacement certifications. Candidates are asked to refer to and select an alternate IBM Security certification. The following exams will be withdrawn on November 30, 2018: C2150-205 – IBM Security Directory Integrator Implementation V7.2 […]

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20 August 2018

New IBM Cloud Certification

IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Application Developer using Process Designer – Business Process Manager V8.6. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate job skills and performance levels of a Business Process Manager Application Developer. To attain the IBM Certified Application Developer using Process Designer – Business […]

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13 August 2018

Interview with David Leaser on the background and the development of the Digital Credentials program

Susan Manning, Chief Success Strategist from Credly (Credly manages IBM’s badge program) has recorded a two-part series featuring David Leaser, Senior Program Executive for Innovation and Growth Initiatives at IBM. IBM has built a culture of continuous learning, supported by a robust badge program for its employees. David describes the origins and outcomes in this […]

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31 July 2018

Announcing IBM Badges and new specializations on Coursera

While summer months are all about long, lazy days, it’s also the perfect time for skills building. Whether it’s for a new project you’ve undertaken or a new role you aspire to – or even a new hobby that interests you, there’s always something new to learn. With our partnership with Coursera, not only are […]

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13 July 2018

IBM issues One Millionth badge

IBM’s Digital Badge Program has reached a significant milestone – we’ve issued our ONE MILLIONTH BADGE! More on our one millionth badge earners later in this article. IBM’s award-winning digital badge program was launched two and a half years ago with the simple goal of driving interest and increased engagement in training and development activities […]

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11 July 2018

New Exam Announcement – Cloud Solutions Architect v3

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification -IBM Certified Architect – Cloud Solutions v3. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate job skills and performance levels of an IBM Cloud Solution Architect. To attain the IBM Certified Architect – Cloud Solutions v3 certification, candidates must pass C1000-017, IBM Cloud Solutions […]

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28 June 2018

IBM Security: 3Q2018 50% Discount Promotion

  The IBM Professional Certification Program (ibm.com/certify) has been in existence for over 25 years.  Through these years, technical professionals have been able to validate their knowledge and skills, and demonstrate their expertise to others via their earned certificate recognized worldwide. Certification brings value. To the individual, certification provides a portable credential-skill validation, technical achievement, […]

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25 June 2018

Evolution of Badges – Labor Market Insight and Talent Search

Badges Most people dealing with education know the terminology. Discussions around digital credentials and badges are everywhere in the internet. I want to show you in this blog that today’s usage is only the start. The evolution around micro credentials will be huge. The newest evolution is far beyond giving a recognition. You’ll see below that badges […]

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