Badging & Certification

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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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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