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IBM MQ on AWS Cloud Developer Essentials

The badge earner knows the benefits of deploying IBM MQ solutions on AWS cloud. They demonstrate the skills that are required to deploy a developer queue manager by using docker compose, and they know about the AWS services that are used. This individual can deploy an interactive sample application on AWS to showcase messaging concepts, and can develop extensions with Node.JS. The badge earner is also able to troubleshoot and resolve deployment issues. No cost from IBM. Amazon may charge for AWS resources used. Contact: Richard J. Coppen,

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IBM MQ V9.2 Developer

The badge earner has taken the ZM514 course and has learned how to develop applications with JMS for IBM MQ.

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IBM MQ V9.1 System Administration

The badge earner has taken the ZM156G course and has learned how to customize, operate, administer, and monitor IBM MQ on-premises on distributed operating systems.

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IBM MQ Developer Essentials

The badge earner demonstrates an understanding of fundamental IBM MQ messaging concepts, can create and configure a queue manager, and has a working understanding of MQ objects such as channels, queues, and topics. This individual can develop a JMS application to solve a high-level application integration scenario by producing code to connect to IBM MQ and interact with messaging objects. The badge holder is able to troubleshoot and debug simple errors and resolve connectivity issues.

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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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