IBM zStudent Contest badges

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IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Contender

IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Contender

Badge description

This badge earner has completed and successfully submitted all six drops of the IBM zStudent Contest, but did not return correct code. The badge earner is familiar with solving mainframe problems by thinking critically and applying information from a wide variety of sources. They have orchestrated system activities using Zowe and demonstrated key mainframe skills, including JCL, Python, COBOL, REXX, and SQL commands.

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IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Finalist

IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Finalist

Badge description

This badge earner has correctly completed and successfully submitted all six drops of the IBM zStudent Contest. The badge earner can successfully solve mainframe problems by thinking critically and applying information from a wide variety of sources. They have orchestrated system activities using Zowe and demonstrated key mainframe skills, including JCL, Python, COBOL, REXX, and SQL commands.

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IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Regional Winner

IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Regional Winner

Badge description

This badge earner has successfully submitted all six drops and placed in the top spot of their region (excludes Global Winners) in the IBM zStudent Contest. The badge earner can successfully solve mainframe problems by thinking critically and applying information from a wide variety of sources. They have orchestrated system activities using Zowe and VS Code and demonstrated key mainframe skills, including Python, COBOL, REXX, JCL and SQL commands.

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IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Global Winner

IBM zStudent Contest 2022 – Global Winner

Badge description

This badge earner has successfully submitted all six drops and placed top three in the IBM zStudent Contest. The badge earner can successfully solve mainframe problems by thinking critically and applying information from a wide variety of sources. They have orchestrated system activities using Zowe and VS Code and demonstrated key mainframe skills, including Python, COBOL, REXX, JCL and SQL commands.

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