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General information

Badges vary by event. Select the TechU conference that interests you to see what badges are offered.

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Available badges

2020 IBM TechU Graduate

Through active engagement in IBM Systems TechU lectures and lab sessions this badge earner understands and effectively articulates the technical merits of a diverse set of IBM Systems products and solutions. The earner must attend 12 lectures and successfully complete 2 hands-on labs.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU IBM i Admin Fast Start

To earn this badge, you must complete 75% of the courses in the IBM i Admin Fast Start track and all lab sessions as validated by the instructor. This badge earner understands and can articulate foundational knowledge of IBM Power Systems and IBM i. The individual has gained knowledge of the following: Power Systems and IBM i architecture, Db2 for i, application development and open source, backup and restore, security, performance fundamentals, work management and various aspects of managing and maintaining a healthy IBM i System. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU DevOps for IBM Z Fast Start

Attend the DevOps for IBM Z Fast Start track and complete at least 75% of the sessions and all lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your badge. This badge earner knows how to bring application discovery, development, test and operations together on an IBM Z platform and has gained knowledge for planning an Enterprise DevOps on Z project. They understand the following: various coding languages available and their characteristics; IBM Z development tools and how to use them to build, maintain, test and deploy applications; and the basics of Systems Management and using Operational Analytics on IBM Z to ensure availability and performance. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU Pervasive Encryption Fast Start

Attend the Pervasive Encryption Fast Start track and complete at least 75% of the sessions and all lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your badge. The badge earner understands and can articulate intermediate knowledge of cryptography for IBM Z platform and z/OS operating system. The earner has gained knowledge of the following: CryptoExpress cards setup, configuring ICSF, implementing and monitoring dataset and CF encryption, managing master and operational keys with ICSF, TKE and EKMF and implementing data-in-flight encryption with AT-TLS and IBM Z crypto hardware. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU IBM AIX Admin Fast Start

Attend the IBM AIX kickoff and then complete at least 75% of the courses in the IBM AIX Admin track and all lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your badge. The badge demonstrates that the holder understands and can articulate foundational knowledge of IBM AIX Admin. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 IBM Systems TechU Speaker

Available: All TechU events

This badge earner has presented at an IBM Systems TechU sharing expertise and showing personal interest. The earner must be the primary speaker for at least one session, receive a session evaluation average of 4.0 on a 5-point scale and achieve an average 35% evaluation return rate.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 IBM TechU Distinguished Speaker

Available: All TechU events

This badge earner has demonstrated exceptional speaking skills at an IBM Systems TechU. The earner must be the primary speaker for at least 3 sessions at one TechU event. The earner must also get a session evaluation rating of 4.6 on a 5-point scale and achieve an average 35% evaluation return rate. There also must be an average of 30 attendees across 3 sessions.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU IBM Storage Fast Start

Available: All TechU events

Attend the IBM Storage Fast Start kickoff and then complete at least 75% of the courses in the IBM Storage for Rookies Fast Start track and all lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your badge. The badge demonstrates that the holder understands and can articulate foundational knowledge of IBM Storage. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU IBM z/OS Fast Start

Complete at least 75% of the courses in the z/OS Fast Start learning path and 100% of required lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your badge. The badge demonstrates that the holder understands and can articulate foundational knowledge of IBM Z mainframes and z/OS. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 TechU LinuxONE Fast Start

Complete at least 75% of the courses in the LinuxONE Fast Start learning path and 100% of required lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your badge. The badge demonstrates that the holder understands and can articulate intermediate knowledge of IBM Z and LinuxONE hardware and Linux on IBM Z as an operating system. Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


Participants can also earn these IBM Open Badges on completion of the prescribed Interskill courses.