IBM

IBM offers a wide array of badges centering on Analytics, Cloud, Commerce, Mobile, Security, Systems, and Watson. Badges are awarded based on a combination of the following: completion of course(s), demonstration of knowledge, and passing an exam. There may be additional pre-qualifications, such as being an IBM client, for higher badges. All badge requirements are noted within the course description under 'What it takes to earn this badge.'


*Special Note: IBM offers material and courseware within their site, which we highly recommend as your primary resource reference. However, for additional learning and preparation, we have included supplemental material under the Resources section of this IBM page.


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If you don't have one already, create your IBM and Acclaim accounts by clicking on the buttons below. Courses and quizzes are administered through IBM, and badges you've achieved can be accessed by logging into your Acclaim account.

When creating your IBM and Acclaim accounts, please make sure to use your CSUF university assigned email address for both accounts.

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Bluemix Essentials

IBM - Bluemix Essentials Badge IconThis badge will demonstrate your understanding of IBM Bluemix. It will validate your knowledge on how to navigate the Bluemix platform, how to use the Cloud Foundry command-line interface, and how to use the IBM Eclipse tools for Bluemix. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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Blockchain Essentials

 IBM - Blockchain Essentials Badge IconThis badge will demonstrate your understanding of blockchain technology and its value in transaction-based business networks. It will validate your knowledge on essentials of blockchain and distributed ledger systems. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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Cloud App Developer

IBM - Cloud App Developer Badge IconThis badge will attest to your understanding of Cloud service models and IBM Bluemix. It will demonstrate your ability to create, deploy, monitor, scale, and enhance applications in Bluemix. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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Node-RED - Basics to Bots

IBM - Node-RED - Basics to Bots Badge IconThis badge will demonstrate your ability to create applications in the Node-RED flow editor. It will validate your knowledge on using IBM Watson cognitive services such as Speech to Text, Translation, Tone Analyzer, and Conversation. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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Get Started with IBM Streams

IBM - Get Started with IBM Streams Badge IconThis badge will demonstrate your ability to utilize Streams Studio to create streaming applications without writing code. It will validate your understanding of how Streams analyzes data in motion, simplifies development of streaming applications, and extends the value of existing systems. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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Build Chatbots with IBM Watson

IBM - Build Chatbots with IBM Watson Badge IconThis badge attests to your understanding of how Watson Conversation learns to understand intent and entities expressed by a user interacting with a chatbot. It will demonstrate your ability to create an application that understands natural-language input to simulate conversation. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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IoT Watson Swift Node-RED

IBM - IoT Watson Swift Node-RED Badge IconThis badge will demonstrate your understanding on how to connect Node-RED flows running on IBM Bluemix to more flows and Swift applications. It will validate your ability to utilize Node-RED applications and Watson services to collect, track, store, and analyze data. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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API Connect Workflow Management

IBM - API Connect Workflow Management Badge IconThis badge will demonstrate your ability to set up an API lifecycle management system using IBM API Connect. It will attest to your understanding of how to create, run, secure, manage, socialize, analyze, and monetize APIs. For more information on how to obtain this badge, click on the button below.

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Number 3 Light Blue Circle Icon Look at Supplemental Resources:

Bluemix Essentials

Blockchain Essentials

Lynda.com Resources:

ETC Resources (CSUF Employees Only):

Cloud App Developer

Node-RED - Basics to Bots

Get Started with IBM Streams

Build Chatbots with IBM Watson

IoT Watson Swift Node-RED

API Connect Workflow Management

Number 4 Circle Icon  Take Test:


The IBM badges listed above each have quizzes built in at the end of their qualifying course. Make sure that you are logged into your IBM account before taking the quiz. Most quizzes have a minimum passing rate of 80%, but some may be as high as 100%, so please be aware of the passing rate for each course.

 

Number 5 Circle Icon Claim Your Badge:


Congratulations on passing your exam and earning a digital badge! You will receive an e-mail confirmation from Acclaim with your digital badge upon passing the exam. You can also access your earned badge(s) online by logging into your Acclaim account. If you have any questions about the Acclaim platform or about how to claim your badge, contact Acclaim supportOpens in new window .