IDCP Badge Overview

IDCP Digital Badge Overview

Digital credentials have revolutionized the way the technical community assesses and promotes skills and achievements. The IBM Digital Badge Program is at the leading edge of this badging revolution and has developed these benchmark credentials for mainframe computing professionals at all levels to learn, invest, and promote their expertise in the global mainframe computing arena.

IBM offers a recognized, respected and valued benchmark for mainframe knowledge and skills in the industry and offers industry recognized, Z-Mainframe Credentials for our IDCP course completion.

Digital Badges list

IDCP Badge Requirements

Students enrolled in the IDCP z/OS Associates, Professional, or Expert Certificates, and the z/OS COBOL, Assembler or DB2 Application Programming Certificates,  have the opportunity to earn co-developed IBM and IDCP digital badges demonstrating their level of knowledge and skills in these technologies.

Earning Your Badge

IDCP will issue your badge within 10 business days of verification that students have met the badge’s requirements. Please connect with your instructor with any questions about these badges.

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 http://support.youracclaim.com

General Badge Program inquiries:  If you are interested in learning more about IBM's Digital Badge Program, go to https://www.ibm.com/services/learning/badges Questions may be sent to badge@us.ibm.com

z/OS System Programming Track Badges

Badge Requirements

z/OS Essentials

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Networking

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Security

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Associate Badge

  • Successfully completed the three courses of the associate certificate with a grade of 70 or better.
Badge Requirements

z/OS Advanced Topics

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS RAS & PD

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Emerging Technologies

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Professional Badge

  • Successfully completed the three courses of the Professional Certificate with a grade of 70 or better.
Badge Requirements

z/OS Installation

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

DB2 Fundamentals

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Performance Fundamentals

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Expert Badge

  • Successfully completed the three courses of the Expert certificate with a grade of 70 or better.

z/OS Application Programming Track Badges

Badge Requirements

z/OS Essentials

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Basic COBOL Programming

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Advanced COBOL Programming

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

COBOL Application Programming Certificate

  • Successfully completed the three courses of the COBOL Application Programming certificate with a grade of 70 or better.
Badge Requirements

z/OS Essentials

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Basic Assembler Language Programming

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Advanced Assembler Language Programming

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Assembler Application Programming Certificate

  • Successfully completed the three courses of the Assembler Application Programming certificate with a grade of 70 or better.
Badge Requirements

z/OS Essentials

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Db2 Fundamentals

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Db2 Application Programming

  • Must be an enrolled student in the appropriate z/OS technology course.
  • Successfully completed the course with a grade of 70 or better.

Db2 Application Programming Certificate

  • Successfully completed the three courses of the Db2 Application Programming certificate with a grade of 70 or better.

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