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What is an IBM Digital Badge?

IBM Digital Badges are reinventing how credentials are used to recognize achievement and contribution.

Master the Mainframe – Part 2

Badge description

The badge earner has mastered basic mainframe concepts. This individual is able to perform programming (advanced commands, system setup, and advanced system navigation) and application developing tasks (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler and REXX) all on the z/OS platform.

Badge description

What it takes  

If eligible, the IBM Academic Initiative will contact you with further instructions to receive this badge upon your completion of the requirements.

Master the Mainframe – Part 3

Badge description

The badge earner has the ability to innovate on the mainframe by solving real-life situations encountered by experienced systems programmers. This individual has demonstrated their extensive programming skills (advanced commands system navigation) and is able to develop application tasks (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler and REXX) on the z/OS platform.

Badge description

What it takes  

If eligible, the IBM Academic Initiative will contact you with further instructions to receive this badge.

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First point of contact

The IBM Z Academic Initiative is available to answer questions related to the badge program.

Acclaim support

Contact Acclaim support for questions related to your Acclaim badge earner account and profile, as well as issues related to claiming your badge after receiving a notification.

About the Badge Program

Contact us for general inquiries related to the IBM Digital Badge Program or explore the FAQs.


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NOTICE: IBM leverages the services of Credly's Acclaim platform, a 3rd party data processor authorized by IBM and located in the United States, to assist in the administration of the IBM Digital Badge program. In order to issue you an IBM Digital Badge, your personal information (name, email address, and badge earned) will be shared with the Credly’s Acclaim platform. You will receive an email notification from Acclaim with instructions for claiming the badge. Your personal information is used to issue your badge and for program reporting and operational purposes. It will be handled in a manner consistent with IBM privacy practices. The IBM Privacy Statement can be viewed here.

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