Badging & Certification

18 June 2019

Do digital badges really provide value to businesses?

By David Leaser When the Open Badges standard was established in 2012, the objectives were straightforward: Create a method for packaging information about accomplishments and embed the information into portable image files as a digital badge. The use cases were thin and value to business was unknown. But when IBM jumped in and decided to […]

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31 May 2019

IBM Security: 3Q2019 50% Discount Promotion

  The IBM Professional Certification Program has been in existence for over 26 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, peer […]

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30 May 2019

New IBM Cloud Exam – IBM App Connect Enterprise V11 Solution Development

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Solution Developer – App Connect Enterprise V11. This certification is designed to measure and validate the skills of an App Connect Enterprise Solution Developer. To attain the IBM Certified Solution Implementer – API Connect 2018.x certification, candidates must pass C1000-056, IBM App […]

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25 April 2019

IBM launches new professional skills program: The top five soft skills you need to succeed in business

By David Leaser A recent LinkedIn study found 57% of leaders say soft skills are more important than hard skills. Soft skills include the ability to work effectively, from presentation to collaborations skills. But soft skills are becoming harder to find in today’s labor market candidate pools. To help solve the problem, IBM is hosting free […]

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25 March 2019

New IBM Cloud Certification: Blueworks Live and Business Automation Workflow v18

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Business Analyst – Blueworks Live and Business Automation Workflow v18. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate the underlying concepts of developing process models using Blueworks Live and Business Automation Workflow v18. To attain the IBM Certified Business Analyst – […]

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7 March 2019

New IBM Cloud Certification: Solution Implementer – API Connect 2018.x

    IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Solution Implementer – API Connect 2018.x. This certification is designed to consistently measure and validate the underlying concepts of developing, publishing, configuring, and managing APIs using IBM API Connect 2018.x To attain the IBM Certified Solution Implementer – API Connect 2018.x […]

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26 February 2019

THINK at a glance

IBM manages a spectrum of credentials to fit the needs of many audiences. IBM Professional Certifications represent the acquisition of deep knowledge on a particular topic and enable customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBMers to demonstrate to colleagues and employers their expertise in the related IBM technologies and solutions.  As we have done a several […]

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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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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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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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1 December 2018

Podcast: How Digital Badges Bring Multiple Benefits to an Organization

There’s a massive change in the way people are developing skills. David Leaser, senior executive of strategic growth initiatives for IBM’s Training and Skills program, shared the story of IBM’s response to these shifts through the IBM Digital Badge Program on episode 11 of the Learning and Development Stories Podcast, hosted by Kevin Anselmo for Experiential Communications. […]

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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 IBM skills: • More […]

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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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