What is an IBM Digital Badge?

IBM credentials are valued and recognized by the global IT industry. Communicating your credentials can be a challenge in today’s online marketplace so IBM introduced Digital Badges as a way to easily share verified proof of your achievement whenever and wherever you choose. Your IBM credentials are represented by a digital image that contains verified metadata outlining the qualifications and assessment process you went through to earn them.

Benefits of IBM Digital Badges

  • Combine your credentials to form a complete overview of your skills
  • Display your accomplishment in your e-mail signature
  • Display your qualifications on social and professional networking sites
  • Provide employers with easy, valid verification of your credentials

Getting Your Badge

Tech Data will issue your badge within 3 business days of the class completion. Form any questions please contact your local Academcy contact.

Acclaim Support: For questions related to your Acclaim badge earner account and profile, as well as issues related to claiming your badge after receiving a notification, go to support.youracclaim.com

General Badge Program inquiries: For general inquiries related to the IBM Digital Badge Program, contact badge@us.ibm.com

Badge Quick Links:

Business Analytics | Cloud Application and Development | Commerce Solutions | Enterprise Content Management | Information Management Platform Computing | Power Systems | WebSphere | Security | Systems Storage | Tivoli and IT Service Management | Watson zSystems and Mainframe

Available Badges

Business Analytics

B5A58G - IBM Cognos Report Studio Authoring Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2.2) B5A59G - IBM Cognos Report Studio - Author Professional Reports Advanced B6052G - IBM Cognos Framework Manager
B6055G - IBM Cognos Analytics - Enterprise Administration (V11) B6058G - IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Fundamentals (V11.0) B6059G - IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Advanced (V11.0)
B6070G - Essentials for IBM Cognos Analytics B6019G - Cognos Architecture and Logging B6063G - Cognos Cube Designer

Cloud Application and Development

U5BMA01G - Highly Scalable Web and Mobile Application Building on the Cloud Using IBM Cloud U5RXM01G - Essentials of IBM Blockchain on Bluemix WD500G - Create, Secure, and Publish APIs with IBM API Connect V5

Commerce Solutions

6G80G - WebSphere Commerce V8 Programming Essentials 6F87G - IBM Sterling Integrator Foundations 6F86G - Managing Sterling File Gateway

Enterprise Content Management

F288G - IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.1: Administration F278G - IBM Content Navigator Administration F247G - IBM Case Foundation Administration

Information Management

CL207G - Db2 11.1 Administration Workshop for Linux CL487G - Db2 11.1 Quickstart for Experienced Relational DBAs KM204G - IBM InfoSphere DataStage Essentials
DW585G - IBM PureData System - Analytics Programming DW575G - IBM PureData System - Analytics Administration KM803G - Information Analyzer Essentials

Platform Computing

H005G - IBM Spectrum Scale Basic Administration for Linux H006G - IBM Spectrum Scale Advanced Administration for Linux

Power Systems

AN12G - Power Systems for AIX II AIX Implementation and Administration AN14G - AIX Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals AN30G - Power Systems for AIX - PowerVM I Implementing Virtualization
AS24G - System Operator Workshop for IBM i OL19G - IBM i System Administration AN15G - Power Systems for AIX Advanced Administration


WA590G - WebSphere Application Server V9 Admin WA855G - WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration WE711G - Accelerate, Secure and Integrate with IBM DataPower V7.1
WE720G - Administration of IBM WebSphere DataPower Gateway V7 WE751G - Essentials of Service Development for IBM DataPower Gateway V7.5 WM153G - IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Windows for Labs)
WM154G - IBM MQ V9 System Administration (using Linux for labs) WM646G - IBM Integration Bus V10 System Administration WM666G - IBM Integration Bus V10 Application Development I


8G100G - IBM Guardium (V10) Foundations BQ103G - IBM QRadar SIEM Foundations BQ132G - IBM Security QRadar SIEM Advanced Topics
BQ150G - IBM Security QRadar SIEM Administration IS720G - IBM BigFix Platform Foundations IS730G - IBM BigFix Content Development
Tech Data - IBM Access Manager Platform Foundations badge TW107G - IBM Access Manager Platform Foundations TW254G - Identity Manager Foundations

Systems Storage

SNV1G - SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Planning and Implementation Workshop TS616G - IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.2 Implementation and Administration TS625G - IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Advanced Administration, Tuning and Troubleshooting

Tivoli and IT Service Management

TR571G - IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.5 Fundamentals TX318G - IBM Workload Scheduler 9.4 Administration TX319G - IBM Workload Scheduler 9.4 Operations and Scheduling


O3100G - Watson Explorer Foundational Components O3110G - Watson Explorer Analytical Components

ZSystems and Mainframe

BE87G - Effective RACF Administration ES15G - z/OS Facilities ES24G - IBM Systems z Hardware Management Console (HMC) Operations
ES26G - SMP/E for z/OS Workshop ES28G - z/OS JES2 Operator Training ES42G - Parallel Sysplex Implementation Workshop
ES96G - Hardware Configuration and Definition ZV02G - z/VM Introduction and Concepts ES10G - Fundamental System Skills in z/OS