TechU Digital Badges

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Available badges

IBM TechU AIX Performance and Tuning (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates an understanding of the practical essentials of AIX performance on IBM Power Systems. Must attend 70% of the sessions in the Elements of Power AIX Performance Learning Path and successfully complete the AIX Performance and tuning hands-on lab as validated by the instructor.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


PowerVM Networking and Performance (Advanced)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates an advanced understanding of Network performance best practices, high-speed Live Partition Mobility performance and new SR-IOV and vNIC features with POWER9 scale-out and enterprise systems. Must attend 100% of the sessions in the PowerVM Networking and Performance Learning Path and successfully complete the PowerVM Networking and Performance Quiz as validated by the TechU team.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


Hybrid Cloud Multicloud Management on Power Systems (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

The badge earner demonstrates understanding of the new advances in Power Systems & cloud technologies including skills & knowledge. Must attend 70% of the sessions in the following Learning paths; 1) Power Systems and Public Cloud, and 2) Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Management on Power Systems. Must successfully complete the IBM Cloud and IBM Power Virtual Server hands-on lab as validated by the instructor.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


Application Modernization with Cloud Native on Power Systems (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates an understanding of Application modernization with Cloud native on IBM Power Systems. Must attend 70% of the sessions in the Application modernization with Cloud native on Power Systems Learning Path and successfully complete the Deploy a Two-Tier open source application with Openshift Container Platform on Power hands-on lab as validated by the instructor.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


Ansible for IT Automation and DevOps on Power Systems (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates an understanding of IT Automation and DevOps on Power Systems using Ansible. Must attend 70% of the sessions in the Ansible for IT Automation and DevOps on Power Systems Learning Path and successfully complete either Deploy Ansible on AIX and perform administrative tasks OR Ansible fundamentals and integration with IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager hands-on labs as validated by the instructor.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 DevOps for IBM Z (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

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.


2020 Db2 for z/OS (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates an understanding of the IBM strategy associated with Db2 for z/OS and recent developments in Db2 for z/OS and the surrounding environment of data and analytics.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 IBM Z Encryption (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates an understanding of the fundamentals of IBM Z Encryption. This includes skills and knowledge in the following topics: Strategies for deploying pervasive encryption throughout an enterprise; Identifying the tradeoffs of various levels of encryption; Managing cryptographic keys in hardware and software; Differentiating between cryptographic key managers; and New encryption features and capabilities of the IBM z15.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 Linux on Z (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner demonstrates skills and knowledge in the following areas of the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms: the basics of the Z architecture; virtualization options; security features; Hardware Management Console capabilities; Linux deployment options; and virtual server deployments under KVM and z/VM. The badge earner also demonstrates knowledge of IBM's Hyper Protect family of offerings.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 Modern Data Protection (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

This badge earner has gained a better understanding of the past, present, and future of IBM Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus. Through completion of the learning path, they have demonstrated skills and understanding on: data protection vision; a current overview of the product; the product roadmap; and hot topics in the data protection industry such as protecting data in the cloud, disaster recovery, cyber resiliency, long term retention, and Red Hat OpenShift Container protection.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 Container Platform on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

The badge earner demonstrates an understanding of the practical implementation options and steps for a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) environment on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. They can plan for a standalone environment or a z/OS collocated solution with RHOCP. They understand the virtualization capabilities, network options, and advantages of running RHOCP on IBM Z.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 IBM Spectrum Scale (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

The earner of this badge has demonstrated technical understanding of IBM Spectrum Scale and concepts of the software defined technology for unstructured data. They understand the principles of design, networking, security, and the Elastic Storage System (ESS) through hands-on practice with the GUI, installation and problem determination labs.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) (Intermediate)
Available at TechU virtual edition, Oct. 26-29, 2020

The earner of this badge has acquired intermediate level skills in IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) technology, including the differences and benefits over other storage technologies along with detailed use case analysis for an object storage infrastructure. They have also acquired knowledge pertaining to different workload types, including backup and active archiving.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


TechU - IBM IT Infrastructure Challenge(Intermediate)

This badge earner knows how to design a solution based on Red Hat OpenShift on either IBM Power Systems or IBM Z. They understand how to install and manage Red Hat OpenShift; how to use container technology, container architecture, Kubernetes and OpenShift services. They will also know how to use Ansible to provision and configure a solution.

Badges will be issued within 30 days of course completion.


2020 IBM TechU Graduate
Available at TechU

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 8 lectures and successfully complete 1 lab.

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 20% 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 20% 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.


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