Badges? Yes, we DO need them!
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By Tim Hogan
Do you or other members of your organization have a need for IBM Z or Db2 for z/OS-focused education? Are you interested in earning IBM-approved credentials in technical areas that are key to your business? Do you want a way to share your certified skills with others in the mainframe technical community?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the IBM Open Badge program may be for you! IBM has partnered with several training companies, including LearnQuest, Tech Data, Global Knowledge, Ingram Micro, Arrow, and Interskill, a provider of self-paced, online eLearning that offers a series of courses, grouped by technical subject area, that allow you to earn IBM Open badges. The IBM Open Badge program has been lauded as a leader in the future of IT credentialing.
Take, for example, the Db2 SQL Coding badge, which consists of the following three courses:
In addition to courses that focus on IBM Z and Db2 for z/OS skills, the IBM Open Badge program covers many other technical subjects in the areas of analytics, cloud, mobile, and security. Annual and enterprise-wide licenses are available that can reduce the overall per-student cost for your organization.
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