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What are some of the IBM Badges available for dW Courses?


Blockchain Essentials

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What does holding this badge represent?

This badge is an IBM issued and IBM recognized badge that attests the following skills have been obtained by the holder:

  • An understanding of how blockchain technology can improve banking, supply-chain, and other transaction-based business networks.
  • The ability to articulate how blockchain technology applies in multiple industry use cases.
  • Understanding of IBM Blockchain and the Hyperledger Project’s initiative to build an open-source distributed ledger that will change how business transactions are conducted.
  • Ability to deploy a blockchain network using the IBM Blockchain service for Bluemix.
  • Experience developing chaincode and deploying it to a blockchain network.

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Blockchain Essentials

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Bluemix Essentials

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What does holding this badge represent?

This badge is an IBM issued and IBM recognized badge that attests the following skills have been obtained by the holder:

  • An understanding of the relevance of IBM Bluemix platform in the cloud computing paradigm.
  • Understanding of the high level architecture of IBM Bluemix.
  • Understanding of boilerplates, services and runtimes supported on IBM Bluemix.
  • Ability to develop and deploy simple applications using Bluemix services on the Bluemix platform.

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Bluemix Essentials

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  • Share your badge to social media to get recognized for your new skills

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Cloud Application Developer Certification Preparation

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What does holding this badge represent?

This Badge Earner has completed an online self-paced course or qualifying workshop to prepare to take the IBM Cloud Platform Application Development V1 certification exam. This training covers:

  • Cloud service models and IBM Cloud offerings
  • The features, components, capabilities, and architecture of IBM Bluemix
  • How to implement cloud-ready applications — how to design, manage, scale, debug, and monitor Bluemix applications
  • How to enhance cloud applications by using managed services (data and session cache, external authentication, messaging, cognitive APIs, and object storage)
  • How to manage applications with DevOps Services (agile planning, web code editor, source code management, and continuous integration and delivery)
  • The types and features of data services available in Bluemix and how to manage instances of them

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Cloud Application Developer Certification Preparation

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Node-RED: basics to bots

What does holding this badge represent?

This badge is an IBM issued and IBM recognized badge that attests the following skills have been obtained by the holder:

  • Create a simple Node-RED boilerplate application in IBM Bluemix
  • Build a web page and create a REST API in Node-RED
  • Translate text, analyze tone, add audio, and send tweets from a Node-RED application by using IBM Watson cognitive services
  • Create a Facebook Messenger bot and connect it to the Watson Conversation service

The badge holder has also learned how to employ techniques that allow CSS and browser JavaScript reuse and to use media utilities to separate audio from a video stream for translation.

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Node-RED: basics to bots

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Get started with IBM Streams

What does holding this badge represent?

This badge is an IBM issued and IBM recognized badge that attests the following skills have been obtained by the holder:

  • An understanding of the basics of stream computing, fundamental concepts of IBM Streams, and the IBM Streams runtime environment
  • How to use Streams Studio for creating and importing projects, submitting and canceling jobs, and viewing jobs, health, metrics, and data
  • How to use the graphical editor to design and enhance a Streams application
  • How to use the data visualization capabilities in the Streams Console

The badge holder has learned how to use the components and features of IBM Streams and more specifically, Streams Studio. They have built and enhanced a simple application based on a connected-car automotive scenario which tracks vehicle locations and speeds (and other variables).

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Get Started with IBM Streams

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Chatbots and Watson: Let’s talk about national parks

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This badge is an IBM issued and IBM recognized badge that attests the following skills have been obtained by the holder:

  • Understand how Watson Conversation learns to understand the intent (or purpose) and entities (clarifying context) expressed by a user as the user interacts with a chatbot in natural language
  • Build progressively more complex conversational flows by using features such as conditions, context, and expressions
  • Integrate external services into a chatbot; specifically, the Weather Company Data service to provide the weather at each national park
  • Interact with Watson programmatically by using the Watson Developer Cloud SDK for Node.js

The badge holder has created a chatbot that simulates a simple conversation about national parks. To do this, they used the Watson Conversation service, the Weather Company Data service, IBM Bluemix, and Node.js. The chatbot learns to understand questions and commands about US national and the weather. For example, the chatbot responds to inputs like “What types of animals live in Denali national park?”, “Tell me the weather at Zion”, and more.

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Chatbots and Watson: Let’s talk about national parks

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Robots are coming! Build IoT apps with IBM Watson, Swift, and Node-RED

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This Badge Earner has completed an online self-paced course on connecting Node-RED flows (applications) running on IBM Bluemix (IBM Cloud) to more flows and simple Swift applications. Using the applications to track the temperature of a Raspberry Pi CPU, storing that data in IBM Cloudant NoSQL database, taking pictures with the RaspCam, sending Twitter notifications, and sending simple commands from your smartphone to the iRobot. This training covers how to:

  • Connect a Raspberry Pi to a Node-RED application to read the temperature from the device
  • Deploy the Node-RED application on IBM Bluemix
  • Add social service notifications and a Cloudant database to your Node-RED flows
  • Create a simple UI in Swift and Xcode to show temperature data
  • Add a RaspCam camera (optional) to the Raspberry Pi and then send pictures to the Cloudant database on Bluemix for storage and analysis
  • Use the Watson Visual Recognition service to analyze your pictures
  • Create a voice user interface to invoke commands on the Raspberry Pi
  • Add more Watson services: Speech to Text, Text to Speech, and Weather Company Data
  • Optional: configure communication between an iRobot and the Raspberry Pi

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – Robots are coming! Build IoT apps with IBM Watson, Swift, and Node-RED

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IBM API Connect Workflow Management

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This Badge Earner has completed an online self-paced course on how to set up an API lifecycle management system by using IBM API Connect. This training covers how to:

  • Work with the architecture of API Connect and its features
  • Set up a defined development and publishing environment by using catalogs and spaces
  • Create and execute a lifecycle approval process
  • Publish APIs
  • Update (supersede) APIs with new versions
  • Retire, archive, and delete APIs
  • Create a voice user interface to invoke commands on the Raspberry Pi
  • Access API analytics

Curriculum supporting this badge: IBM developerWorks Course – IBM API Connect: Workflow and lifecycle management

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