Badging & Certification

22 May 2017

IBM’s Open Badge Program was awarded the prestigious 2017 Platinum Learning Impact Award!

GREAT NEWS!  IBM’s Open Badge Program, in collaboration with Acclaim, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Platinum Learning Impact Award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute Conference, May 19 in Denver. The Learning Impact Awards recognize the most powerful and influential uses of technology in support of learning worldwide. The submission process was rigorous and included […]

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11 May 2017

IBM Partner Recertification program

A number of the existing IBM Systems certifications are expiring in June this year, and for partners holding these certifications there is an imminent requirement to recertify to maintain their accreditation status.  As IBM’s largest distributor and a Global Training Partner, we are running instructor-led Certification Bootcamps specifically designed to prepare partners for the new […]

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20 April 2017

Big Data Certification and Your Paycheck

  Did you know that a big data certification can help you increase your income? If you have or would like to have one of the following certifications,  participating in this survey will help you learn how your salary compares to your peers. IBM Certified Administrator Cognos BI IBM Certified Advanced Developer for BI IBM […]

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19 April 2017

IBM’s Open Badge Program a Finalist in the IMS Global Leadership Awards

Cast your vote for the IBM Open Badge Program to win at the 2017 Learning Impact Leadership Awards. Created in 2007, the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards (LIA) recognizes outstanding applications of educational technology to address the most significant challenges facing education. Nominations come from around the world from organizations and institutions that meet the […]

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4 April 2017

IBM Client Success Badge Program

Personal Corbett Schollmeyer Client Success and Support Champion I have been a support professional for over 30 years. I have worked in the Submarine community on Sub-safe level 1 repair operations, in the Aviation sector on Safe for flight repair evaluations, and in the Tech industry in both hardware and software environments. In all these […]

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21 March 2017

ITCC honors IBM Open Badge program with their Innovation Award

We’re proud to announce that IBM has just been awarded the IT Certification Council (ITCC)’s 2017 Innovation Award for our Open Badging program. Open Badges provide digital recognition for skills, offer a method of sharing credentials in social media, and are used inside IBM as well as by our customers around the world. Last year, […]

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20 March 2017

IBM Open Badge Program wins ITCC Award

  IBM is proud to announce that our IBM Open Badge Program has won the 2017 Information Technology Certification Council’s (ITCC) Innovation Award.  The award is given to organizations that have created a product, service, or initiative that creates a difference within the IT Certification Industry. The IBM Open Badge Program not only provides recognition […]

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15 March 2017

IBM wins top industry award for innovation in digital credentials

By David Leaser (@david_leaser) In just a few short years, Open Badges have barnstormed into the digital credentials space, providing a unique way to issue a digital credential which can be shared instantly on social sites – the perfect marriage between social media and credentials/recognition. Badges can be issued for a wide variety of activities, […]

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8 February 2017

Calling all Linux Certification Holders

When getting Certified it’s understandable to want to know the Benefits from being Certified. This is why CertMag runs not only it’s yearly Cert Survey, but also more product specific surveys. Cert Mag is now asking for anyone with a Linux Certification to step up take their new Survey until March 3rd at 10pm (EST). […]

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19 January 2017

iTMS Issuing IBM Open Badges across Greater China Group (GCG) Countries

IBM’s authorized training provider, iTMS, has officially launched a new digital badging initiative, marking a new milestone in the expansion of IBM’s Open Badge Program across the GCG region. iTMS digital badge offerings are currently available for completion of select IBM Power and z Systems training courses. iTMS plans to expand their digital badge program […]

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12 January 2017

Assessment Test Basics

  Assessment Tests have a lot of benefits and today we want to talk about all the details and steps involved in taking an assessment test. Preparing for your Assessment Test Assessment Tests are a great way to gauge your preparation for your exam. While Assessment Tests are just a portion of your study materials, think […]

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16 December 2016

IBM transforms the Professional Certification Program

Have questions about the IBM Certification program? Dive deep into our new publication that outlines what the IBM Certification Program is and why to take a Certification exam. Publication includes: Governance, Security, Benefits (of Certification), as well as our up and coming Badging Program. Download the PDF today! IBM transforms the Professional Certification Program – […]

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15 December 2016

See and hear the highlights from DevLearn

Continuing our “Training and Skills Chats” video series for IBM Training and Skills, I sat down with David Leaser and Jim Daniels from my team at the recent DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. We discussed what caught our eye at the show and what we think you would find interesting. Join us for a recap […]

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5 December 2016

4 Advantages of Assessment Tests

  When preparing for a test you always want to make sure you have all the right study tools. When studying for IBM Certification Exams we provide a few options for studying: Objectives, Study Guides, Sample Questions, and Assessment Tests. We have assembled a list of the advantages of taking an Assessment Test before your […]

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5 December 2016

Catch great insights from leaders in the open badging space!

I’m pleased to share with you the next installment in our “Training & Skills Chats” series of video conversations … This time, David Leaser (Strategic Initiatives from my team) spends a few minutes speaking with Pete Janzow from Pearson / Acclaim. Both Pete and David are sought-after speakers on the topic of badging and credentials, […]

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10 November 2016

New Certification: IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Spectrum Computing V1

IBM Systems is pleased to announce a new certification — IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Spectrum Computing V1— offered through the worldwide IBM Professional Certification Program. This one-test certification is designed to consistently measure and validate job skills and performance levels of a Spectrum Computing professional working with LSF, Conductor, Conductor with Spark, Symphony and […]

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14 October 2016

Can Open Badges create a bridge from colleges to careers?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 46% of resumes contain some type of false information. So it’s no wonder today’s hiring managers are looking for better ways to screen applicants. Competency-based pre-hire assessments, like WebAssess, are on the rise, as is the use of cognitive computing to gain deep insight into a […]

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6 October 2016

CertMag Annual Salary Survey

  Certifications, like any education, are an investment. An investment in your job and an investment in technology. When someone invests their time and money into getting Certified, it is normal to want to know the return on their investment. Certification Magazine is back with their annual salary survey. While Salary is not the only […]

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