Badging & Certification

21 June 2016

IBM Certified Specialist – InfoSphere 11.5 Information Governance Catalog Certification Joins the InfoSphere Family of Certifications!

IBM recently published a new certification exam that rounded out the InfoSphere family of certifications.  The new Information Governance exam takes its place alongside the DataStage exam and certification, the QualityStage exam and certification, and the Information Analyzer exam and certification. The IBM Certifications team is indebted to all of the IBM, Partner, and Customer SMEs around the globe […]

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15 June 2016

IBM Certification Program offers a 50% Discount on IBM Security Exams!

To welcome new certification participants into the IBM Security Certification program and enable existing members to upgrade their certifications, IBM Security Certification is pleased to announce a 50% discount offer. The offer details are as follows: The offer runs from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 Testing will be conducted at Pearson VUE Test […]

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White Paper on the value of training

IBM has published a paper highlighting the value of training, a must read for all in the business of success.

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9 June 2016

Kristin Wall Gibson elected as the Chair for the ITCC

IBM is proud to announce that Kristin Wall Gibson has been elected as the Chair for the IT Certification Council (ITCC). The ITCC is a council of IT industry leaders focused on promoting IT certifications and committed to growing professional certifications, while recognizing the need for a qualified workforce to support the world’s technology needs. […]

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6 May 2016

Open Badges vs. Certifications: Is there a battle brewing in the IT credential market?

By David Leaser The latest Certification Magazine Salary Survey has been published, and if you look at the list, you’ll see a dramatically different list than you would have seen even two years ago. What has changed? Look at the titles. A few years ago, the list was more focused on product certifications. Indeed, IBM […]

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26 April 2016

IBM Certifications Score High in this years Salary Survey

The latest Certification Magazine Salary Survey has been published. In this year’s survey, IBM’s Certification Program proved to be a major player in the market. Nearly a third of the top paying certifications included are from IBM. This is a strong testament to IBM’s certification program and the dedication to high quality, relevant exam content […]

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15 April 2016

Banking on Badges: Easy ways for companies to monetize the benefits of NextGen credentials

By David Leaser “Certifications have real value, but how do you measure the value for Open Badges?” It’s a question I sometimes hear in my role with the IBM Open Badge program, and it does not surprise me. Certifications have been around since . . . longer than any of us can remember, and Open […]

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18 March 2016

IBM “My Certify” Web Site- “How To” Videos

The IBM Certification team has posted 8 instructional videos that help candidates navigate IBM’s “My Certify” website. These are great, high-quality videos that address common questions around a candidate’s profile, website navigation, and highlight social media functions on IBM’s Certification website. Please check out the new IBM Certification videos at: IBM “My Certify” How- to […]

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18 March 2016

IBM now Badges select IBM Certifications

The IBM Certification program, working in conjunction with the IBM Open Badges program has implemented an IBM Certification Badge for select IBM Strategic Solution level certifications. IBM has completed the initial linkage between qualified certifications and their corresponding badges. During this effort, IBM has issued over 1300 badges to our qualified certification holders!!! Now that […]

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26 February 2016

IBM announces the latest version of the Cloud Computing Solution Advisor Certification

IBM has just released the latest version of one of the top industry cloud certifications: IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V5. To date, more than 5000 IT professionals from around the world have become certified as IBM Cloud Computing Solution Advisors. The certification exam has been extensively updated to include the latest […]

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3 February 2016

How to triple engagement and motivate people without spending money

How to triple engagement and motivate people without spending money By David Leaser What’s better? Giving an employee a raise or a pat on the back? Turns out it’s the pat on the back. The IBM Smarter Workforce Institute recently published a terrific whitepaper using a sample of more than 19,000 workers in 26 countries […]

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27 January 2016

IBM Certification is for YOU!!

A recent survey shows that people seek and promote technical certifications for several reasons. With the hundreds of certifications available, why is an IBM Certification valued globally? To answer this question we will look at this from two different perspectives: The professional and the IBM Business Partner. People spend years preparing to enter the work […]

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9 December 2015

Re: Open Badges: How IBM is leading innovation to transform the IT nanocredential field

In response to: Open Badges: How IBM is leading innovation to transform the IT nanocredential field Great post David – and GREAT Work at the event … Thank you for sharing!

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2 November 2015

Open Badges: How IBM is leading innovation to transform the IT nanocredential field

By David Leaser Training Journalpublished an article about Open Badges as part of a report from DevLearn 2015 ‘Innovation in the making,’ where we introduced the IBM Open Badge Program. The article, “Open Badges – a new way to recognise expertise,” highlights what the author believed were the important sessions of the show: The keynote […]

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24 September 2015

Eight ways Open Badges can provide real value in business

By David Leaser By now, you may have learned about Open Badges, the emerging trend in the credential space. (If not, please click here). While the benefits to the badge earner are obvious (the ability to broadcast skills, build trust and a personal brand in social media), the benefits to your organization may not be […]

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24 August 2015

Go Live of the Certification “Test Development Process Workflow and Guidance Tool””

The IBM Certification program is moving forward with a new certification test development standard. IBM launched the “Test Development Process Workflow and Guidance Tool” this month with the express purpose of bringing our different business units into one standardized test development format. This test development standard will provide IBM’s client base a certification portfolio where […]

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18 June 2015

51K Job Openings and Counting – Big Data Engineers are in Demand – Do you have what it takes?

A quick search for job openings on LinkedIn leads to 51,000 opportunities for those who can fill the role of aData Engineer. Most of these jobs are focused on the insatiable demand for Big Data applications that lead to business insights. Unfortunately, until recently there’s been no way for a potential employer to assess a […]

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20 May 2015

Open Badges: A better way to track skills and accomplishments

By David Leaser According to Harvard Business Review, the triumph of the online educational revolution will depend not on course content, quality or participation but on the ability to measure and assess real learning and skills acquisition in virtual environments. No easy task, considering a person may have developed knowledge and skills from a number […]

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6 February 2015

Get to know the new Social Business Certification

IBM is developing a new Certified Solution Advisor Certification program to provide consultants and technical sales professionals with the ability to clearly explain the benefits and underlying concepts of IBM’s solutions. But more than that, a Certified Solution Advisor can also demonstrate how IBM’s offerings help customers realize these benefits in a short amount of […]

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