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Cloud Native Starter Level 1

The Badge earner understands the Java implementation of a Cloud Native RESTFul Java Microservice build on open technologies MicroProfile and OpenLiberty, the individual can describe how to effectively build and run a Microservice a local machine in a container, the individual understands the needed steps how deploy a single microservice to Kubernetes and on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes service.

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Cloud-Native Bootcamp for IBM Cloud

The badge earner has demonstrated an understanding of the key features, practices, and architecture of the IBM Cloud-native application development. This individual knows how to configure a devOps toolchain and deploy apps to IBM Cloud, using Kubernetes, Helm, Istio, and Docker as tools.

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Cloud-Native Bootcamp for IBM Cloud Private

The badge earner has demonstrated an understanding of the key features, practices, and architecture of IBM Cloud-native application development. This individual knows how to configure a devOps toolchain and deploy apps to IBM Cloud, using Kubernetes, Helm, Istio and Docker as tools.

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Cloud Implementation Workshop - Developing Cognitive Solutions

This badge represents the fundamental skills necessary for developing cognitive solutions in an IBM Cloud environment, as well as integrating a cloud native application with Watson cognitive services running on IBM Cloud.

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Cloud Service Management and Operations - Bootcamp

This badge earner has demonstrated knowledge of Cloud Service Management and Operations (CSMO). They have been exposed to the challenges you will face delivering high-quality services when you no longer have complete control of your infrastructure, and seek to increase the speed at which you deploy services. The individual has been introduced to tools and demonstrated they know the questions you should be asking your development and operations managers, your cloud provider and senior management.

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Cloud Service Management and Operations Explorer

The Cloud Service Management and Operations Explorer has demonstrated an understanding of the IBM Cloud Garage Method practices related to service management and operations on the cloud.  The individual has learned best practices in the areas of organizational transformation, build to manage, operational readiness assessment, incident management, and problem management.

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Cloud Service Management and Operations - Advanced

The badge earner has demonstrated Advanced level skills by completing the CSMO (Cloud Service Management and Operations) learning courses - Foundations and Advanced.  These courses cover the CSMO as well as System Reliability Engineer (SRE). This individual has proven a keen dedication to CSMO by understanding and learning the new services offerings, and understands what it takes to become a Site Reliability Engineer.

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Cloud Service Management and Operations - Services Professional

The badge holders demonstrated themselves as Services Professionals, with the ability to successfully deliver Cloud Service Management and Operations (CSMO) and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Service Offerings. This individual has proven a keen dedication to Cloud Service Management and Operations, and has gone on to deliver at least two (2) successful CSMO Service Offerings at customer sites. The badge holder now has the skills to deliver  CSMO and SRE service offerings.

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What earning a digital badge represents

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 Cloud 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.

 

IBM digital badges provide you with significant benefits:

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  • Recognition of industry aligned skills
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  • Secure and verifiable means of storing and publishing your credentials
 

How do I earn an IBM Cloud badge?

In most cases, you will be required to complete a learning activity along with an end-of-course assessment. In some cases, you may be required to complete multiple learning activities and assessments, or submit evidence of your qualification depending upon the badged activity.

 

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