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What is an IBM Open Badge?

IBM credentials are recognized, respected and valued globally in the IT industry, but communicating your credentials in today’s ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. IBM has established this opportunity so you may easily and quickly share verified proof of your achievement wherever and whenever you choose. Where applicable, your IBM credentials will be represented by a digital image that contains verified metadata describing your qualifications and the rigorous process necessary to earn them.

Benefits

  • Combine your credentials to form a complete overview of your skills
  • Display your accomplishment in your e-mail signature
  • Display your qualifications on social and professional networking sites
  • Provide employers with easy, valid verification of your credentials

Master the Mainframe - Part 2

The badge earner has mastered basic mainframe concepts. This individual is able to perform extensive programming (advanced commands, system setup, and advanced system navigation) and application developing (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler and REXX) tasks, as well as having hands-on experience with multiple operating systems (Linux on z Systems, z/VM, z/OS, z/TPF).

What it takes to earn the IBM Explorer badge

What it takes to earn the IBM Advocate badge