IBM Digital Micro-Credentials Program

A Digital Credential is a cross-industry digital recognition of technical skills which can be shared on your social and professional networking sites, as well as your digital signature.
IBM is supporting this program, based on open standards, through the creation of a wide variety of credentials covering a multitude of technical and professional areas. 
Digital Credentials are an exciting feature IBM MyLearning users get access to. For both professional and personal academic enrichment, digital credentials offer validation for high-demand sets of competencies in today's competitive job market. Taught formally by an expert instructor, learners are guided through the credential acquisition journey and are met with a variety of activities and evaluations to monitor and document skill progression. Different digital credentials can also be pursued concurrently and/or sequentially to upgrade and fortify users existing credentials, ultimately strengthening their professionally accredited skill profile.

How it helps you to stand out in the market?

IBM Connected Credentials: Recognizing Skill Development and Progression - IBM Training and Skills Blog.

There has been no end to the number of articles written over the past few years about the pros and cons of digital badging as this form of credentialing has grown in popularity. Most of what is reported is largely positive, and that has certainly been IBM’s experience over the nearly six years since developing and launching our own digital branding program. Read more


Globally Recognized

IBM Digital Credentials are valued and recognized by the global IT industry. Once you have completed the requirements of a credential, it takes approximately 5 to 10 business days for you to receive an email asking you to claim your new digital credential.


Employment Opportunities

IBM Digital Credentials demonstrate the level of proficiency and related technical skills a graduate has achieved. Potential employers will be able to use this as part of their recruiting process.


Easy Sharing Options

As soon as a digital credential is acquired, you have the option to share your credential to many social media sites available and to add it to your digital signature.

Digital Credential Offerings

NOTICE: IBM leverages the services of Credly's Acclaim platform, a 3rd party data processor authorized by IBM and located in the United States, to assist in the administration of the IBM Digital Badge program. In order to issue you an IBM Digital Badge, your personal information (name, email address, and badge earned) will be shared with the Credly’s Acclaim platform.  You will receive an email notification from Acclaim with instructions for claiming the badge. Your personal information is used to issue your badge and for program reporting and operational purposes. It will be handled in a manner consistent with IBM privacy practices.

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