IBM's Digital Badge Program

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.

The Watson IoT Learning Journey Badges

The Watson IoT online academy provides you with the opportunity to study complete learning journeys. Learning journeys are designed to take a student from little to no knowledge about a subject through to being an expert in a particular field of study as it relates to IBM solutions. You'll have the opportunity to gain bronze, silver and gold badges through the learning journey which can be then complemented with Watson IoT course badges. For IBM employees completing the internal Technical Specialist Profession program, you must earn the appropriate learning journey badge associated to profession level you are attempting to achieve.

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Level 1 Program Badges

A learning journey bronze is awarded upon completion of the first level of a learning journey. It typically represents you will have demonstrated your foundational knowledge in the subject of the learning journey.

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Level 2 Program Badges

A learning journey silver badge is awarded upon completion of the second level of a learning journey. To receive this badge you will have demonstrated strong knowledge of IBM's offerings related to the subject of the learning journey.

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Level 3 Program Badges

A learning journey gold badge is awarded upon completion of the final level of a learning journey. To receive this badge you will be an 'expert' in the subject of the learning journey and able to practically demonstrate your expertise.

IBM Watson IoT Course Badges

The quickest way to earn a badge is to complete one of the individual IoT Connected Products or Operations Courses.  You can earn a badge in under two hours. Each course has specific course completion criteria that once met will result in you being awarded the course badge. View the course badge section to discover the specific course badges and the course criteria.

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Experience Badges

Experience badges are the entry level badges an awarded for course completion based on completing a course and passing a quiz or set of tests within the course.

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Skill Badges

Skill badges are awarded for course completion were the completion criteria is more stringent, such as creating a solution, solving a customer issue or other course assignment that demonstrates you not only have the base knowledge but can apply what you have learned.

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Proficiency Badges

Proficiency badges are awarded for course completion, evidence of successful client projects, teaching and mentoring others in the solution. Courses at this level will require you to submit evidence for review by a subject matter expert before the badge is awarded.

IBM Watson IoT Technical Profession Project Badges

IBM Technical Specialist Profession project badges are issued to IBM employees only as part of the career development process. There are three profession levels Experienced, Expert and Thought Leader.  You must earn two project level badges at the Experience level (Level 1), three projects are the Expert level (Level 2) and four projects at the Thought Leader level (Level 3).

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When will I receive my badge and how will I be notified?

Upon successful course completion the course badge is automatically issued. However, there are courses that require submission of assignment and evidence. These types of courses will require review before the badge is issued, so expect delays.

Course Completion

When  all the required activities within a required are completed a course completion congratulations message displays.

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Upon successful course completion Acclaim will send you an email with instructions on how to claim your badge.

Level Completion

When all the required sub-courses with the program level and their required activities are completed a course completion congratulations message displays.

What can I do with my 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.

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Display your qualifications on social and professional networking sites.

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Combine your credentials to form a complete overview of your skills.

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Easy Validation

Provide employers with easy, valid verification of your credentials.

Badging Support

If you have questions about the badging program review the contact information below.

IoT Issued Badges

Please submit a help desk ticket for badges that are issued from this site. The ticket is routed to the IoT Badge issuing authority.

IBM Digital Program

For questions on the IBM Digital badge program, to include badges not issued from this site please contact the IBM Digital badge team.

Acclaim Support

If you have questions on badge management, such as merging of multiple email accounts, login issues to the Acclaim site, or claiming your badge after issue please contact Acclaim Support.