Badging & Certification

7 October 2019

New IBM Cloud Certification – Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V8.1 Fundamentals

IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Associate – IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V8.1. This certification is designed to measure and validate OMNIbus fundamental skills. To attain the IBM Certified Associate – IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V8.1 certification, candidates must pass C1000-063, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V8.1 Fundamentals. Thank you to all the […]

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23 September 2019

ExitCertified: Show what you know – and mean it – with Digital Badges

Achievement. It’s a word that we can all relate to. Our achievements make us feel good about ourselves, and they open doors professionally to more potential and a brighter future. For IT professionals, however, proving your achievements can be difficult. With the proliferation of jargon and acronyms, terminology that varies by industry and region and […]

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23 September 2019

Announcing IBM Inventory Visibility Developer Expert Badge

This badge earner has demonstrated expert level skills developing interactions with and implementing IBM Inventory Visibility. They have the expertise necessary to setup and provide connection to an IBM Inventory Visibility tenant. This badge earner can develop direct interactions between an application and micro-service APIs provided by IBM Inventory Visibility.   The student must successfully […]

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16 September 2019

Badges Need Rigor! (Or do they really?)

By David Leaser The debate about Open Badges has shifted from their use as a signal of achievement to a dialog about rigor and the qualifications to earn a badge. In the process, the value of Open Badges may be lost if we prescribe a fixed set of expectations and present assumptions to constrain their […]

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13 September 2019

New Certification Magazine Salary Survey

  It’s the time of year when the Certification Magazine conducts its Annual Salary Survey. The IBM Certification Team encourages you to participate. The Annual Certification Magazine Salary Survey is open to anyone who has any 1 current IT Certification. This survey is available to be taken until Friday November 29th at noon (Mountain). Results […]

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26 August 2019

New IBM Cloud Certification Available: Deployment Professional – IBM Tivoli Network Manager V4.2

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified Deployment Professional – IBM Tivoli Network Manager V4.2. This certification is designed to measure and validate the skills of an ITNM V4.2 Deployment Professional.   To attain the IBM Certified Deployment Professional – IBM Tivoli Network Manager V4.2 certification, candidates must pass […]

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21 August 2019

You can now find IBM Professional Certifications and tests on the Skills Gateway

Skills Gateway has expanded its search filters to include IBM’s professional certifications and tests.  The new filter expands our learners’ ability to quickly and easily locate IBM credentials; badges, certifications & certification tests. Information Technology certifications differentiate individuals both on the job and in the market.  IBM Credentials such as a Professional Certification continue to […]

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19 July 2019

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outstripping the supply of skilled workers

By David Leaser A new Burning Glass study should serve as a wakeup call for technical training organizations: The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outstripping the supply of skilled workers. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows the number of new cybersecurity programs has increased 33%, but the demand is growing faster as cybersecurity is now […]

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27 June 2019

New IBM Cloud Certification: IBM Certified System Administrator – MQ V9.1

  IBM Cloud is pleased to announce a new certification – IBM Certified System Administrator – MQ V9.1. This certification is designed to measure and validate the skills of an MQ System Administrator. To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator – MQ V9.1 certification, candidates must pass C1000-058, IBM MQ V9.1 System Administration. Thank you […]

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27 June 2019

Developing the Next Generation of Mainframe Talent

When it comes to acquiring new skills, most everyone will agree that mentoring and coaching from subject matter experts is vital to the knowledge transfer process for those who are in the earlier stages of learning something new. It’s also a safe assumption that most everyone has found themselves on both sides of the mentoring […]

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26 June 2019

New IBM Security Certifications: Analyst, Administrator, Deployment Professional, SOC Analyst – IBM QRadar SIEM V7.3.2

  IBM Security Certification is pleased to announce the addition of the following job role certifications (and applicable tests) to the IBM Professional Certification Program. These certifications are available worldwide. By achieving each of these certifications, technical professionals have validated their current knowledge and technical skills, and can demonstrate their competence to others.   IBM […]

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18 June 2019

Do digital badges really provide value to businesses?

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

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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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