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IBM Cloud Pak for Automation - Tech Jam

The badge earner understands the capabilities delivered by IBM Cloud Pak for Automation, and the role of its underlying components, foundational technologies, and best practices. The badge earner has hands-on experience leveraging the full breadth and depth of the DBA Platform in developing and deploying a solution based on a mock use case scenario while interacting with the rich capabilities of the core DBA products. This badge is available to IBMers and IBM Business Partners.

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IBM Business Automation Workflow V19 Developer

The badge earner understands the major components of IBM Business Automation Workflow and how to model executable processes in IBM Process Designer. He/she understands the process spectrum between case management and process management and can build business data models, create toolkits, implement timer events and gateways, build services and input forms (Coaches), and create service flows. He/she can implement error handling in processes and services and integrate a Case and a BPM solution.

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IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.10 Developer

The badge holder can use IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.10 to build and manage rules, and has a strong knowledge of BOMs, XOMs, ruleflows, rule artifacts, testing for business users, rule deployment, and business rule management.

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IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard V8.9.2 Developer

The badge holder can use IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9.2 to build and manage rules, and has a strong knowledge of BOMs, XOMs, ruleflows, rule artifacts, testing for business users, rule deployment, and business rule management.

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IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.6 Developer

The holder of this badge understands how to use Process Designer and Integration Designer, as well as the value of using Service Component Architecture, Business Choreography, and other BPM features in developing the best solution for each process.

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IBM FileNet P8 Platform V5.5.x - Administration

This badge earner understands core concepts and architecture and demonstrates skills in configuring and administering an IBM FileNet P8 Platform system. The individual can build object stores, configure metadata, create storage areas, manage security, logging, and auditing, run bulk processing, use the sweep framework, extend the functionality with events and subscription, configure searches, and migrate assets between IBM FileNet P8 Platform environments.

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A Digital Badge is a cross-industry recognition of technical knowledge and skills, which can be posted to your social and professional networking sites, as well as your digital signature. IBM Automation is supporting this new program, based on the Open Badge Standards, through the creation of a broad range of badged activities covering multiple subject matter.


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