Skills Development

29 March 2021

Industry Badging; The Future of Computer-based Training and IBM Z

Daren Surch is the COO of IBM Business Partner Interskill Learning and a highly respected IBM Champion. In this podcast, Darren explains how he first got into mainframes and how Interskill is using digital badging. Darren also covers new developments at Interskill, along with the future landscape of computer-based training. Interskill Learning delivered in excess […]

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22 March 2021

5 growth engines driving the new jobs towards economic recovery – A summary of the Burning Glass Report, After the Storm

The recession left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. The changes have been so profound that fundamental patterns of how we work, shop, socialize, travel and live have changed forever. If the world is going to have a recovery that not only brings the economy back to where it was but also […]

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1 March 2021

My first professional cloud certification

Tanja Cecur, Offering Guild Leader at the IBM Cloud Solutioning Center in Europe, describes her experiences preparing for the IBM Cloud Solution Architect certification exam. Check out the video below where Tanja says, “The learning path was really good and prepared me for a challenging certification exam.” VIDEO  

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1 March 2021

IBMs Popular Data Science Programs Now Available in Multiple Languages

The pandemic is accelerating the technological trends that were already changing the future of work: Automation, as technology creates new ways of doing work that once required human intervention Digitization, in which a 8 in 10 jobs now require digital skills Hybridization, where jobs combine skill sets that traditionally did not need to co-exist. For eg: […]

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1 February 2021

Jumpstart your Career in Cloud Application Development

The ongoing cloud transition has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis: Cloud spending rose 37% to $29 billion during the first quarter of 2020. This trend is likely to persist, as the move to virtual work underscores the urgency for scalable, secure, reliable, cost-effective off-premises technology services. According to Gartner, despite the inevitable economic […]

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28 January 2021

Thriving in the Age of Hybrid Work: Build career resilience with Skills

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of data, AI, and digital technologies and accelerated the future of work to NOW! The world has gone from extremely tight labor markets, accelerated economic growth, and scarce talent toward high job instability, growing unemployment, and worrying recessions. Organizations and individuals which had embarked on the digital transformation […]

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12 January 2021

New! IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services

How the new IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat can help you Skills directly impact ROI (Return on Investment), and yet 59% of organizations do not have the skills they need. With the right training and skills, your organization can quickly respond to challenges, pursue emerging opportunities and accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies.   […]

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3 December 2020

Machine Learning is Blind

If I say sky, …the very next thing that comes to your mind is? don’t think…just say it… …blue, or maybe clouds. And if I say green, you’ll likely say grass. Although some of my students are quick to say cut! Let’s keep up the rigor: if I say AI what might you say?….don’t think….first […]

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30 October 2020

Confused by all the Data Science education offerings? Here is a guide to help you choose where to focus your time and energy

There are many Data Science courses and certificates that promise to make you job ready. So, how to choose? What really gets you ready to take on a job as a data scientist? In this article, we position IBM’s Data Science programs available on Coursera so you can decide where to focus your energy and […]

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30 October 2020

Jobs of Tomorrow: Opportunities and Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report provides the insights needed to orient labor markets and workers towards opportunity today and in the future of […]

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6 October 2020

IBM introduces cloud courses and certifications for IT Architects, Developers and Site Reliability Engineers

New courses and certifications from IBM help IT professionals prepare for large-scale, enterprise-grade cloud deployments. Role-based courses with hands-on exercises provide a fast path to cloud enablement. Organizations need up-to-date cloud skills to manage the complexity of multiple cloud providers, cloud-enabled applications and next-generation cloud architectures. As a result, cloud skills are among the most […]

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14 September 2020

IBM Channel & IBM Learning Subscription

IBM Channel IBM Partnerworld is the one single place for all Partners who resell IBM products and Services. If you’re one of IBMs clients or an interested party and not part of IBM Channel please do not stop reading this blog. There is a key fact that I want to point out in this blog. […]

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4 September 2020

The modernization of IBM Z education

The traditional mainframe workforce is changing. For years, the mainframe skills shortage was a big topic of conversation, but there’s been a shift, and now recent graduates, IT novices and those looking to pivot their careers into technology are interested in developing skills on IBM Z and z/OS. Just as the mainframe itself has been […]

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22 June 2020

Increase your employability: Become an intentional Super Learner

The COVID-19 pandemic with the social distancing guidelines has established a new normal, a situation which has given us the time to slow down and create a new way of working. A norm that has impacted the global workforce equally encouraged us to re-evaluate our habits and encourage the adoption of new skills by becoming […]

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11 June 2020

Announcing the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate on Coursera

Whether you are a new graduate starting in your career, recently unemployed because of pandemic-related shutdowns, or someone who has been on the job hunt for a while, the post-pandemic job market will be unfamiliar terrain. New economic realities and the highest unemployment rate in generations have changed the landscape of getting hired. Now, more […]

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26 May 2020

IBM Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Professional Certificates on edX

Thanks to COVID-19, the future of work is here. Work, as we know, it has temporarily changed completely. From where, to how, and to some extent, even what our work entails has transformed dramatically in the past three months. As the health guidelines that dictate our lives change on an everyday basis, so does our […]

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26 May 2020

New IBM Subscription

The new IBM Subscription Until now an IBM Subscription could only be purchased relative to Cloud and Data/AI product areas. Dependent on the software products a client is using (Cloud or Data/AI) there is a subscription that fits for all. To find out more information around these two Subscriptions and the different types (single-user and […]

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24 April 2020

The Data Scientist versus the Data Analyst

A common question that I get from my students is that: “what is the difference between a Data Analyst and a Data Scientist?” I would argue that the task at hand differs. It differs because being a data scientist does not make one master of the universe. When we say data science is team-work, it […]

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