Explore IBM SkillsBuild badges for students

Earn free digital badges from IBM and our partners as you complete learning pathways and gain core technology and workplace skills. Estimated time for badge issuing is 24-48 hours. Explore available badges here.

Technology skills

Badge for Explore Emerging Tech

Explore Emerging Tech

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), French, Korean, Polish, Italian, Turkish, Chinese (Traditional)

  • Duration7+ hours

Badge earners have an understanding of six emerging technologies that power today’s jobs. Individuals know foundational concepts, terminology, and how technologies are applied to solve problems in organizations and businesses. Badge earners can use this knowledge to explore job roles and careers in tech.

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Badge for AI Foundations: A Collaboration of ISTE and IBM

AI Foundations: A Collaboration of ISTE and IBM

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • Duration14 hours

This badge earner has the key knowledge, skills, and values necessary to understand and work with artificial intelligence (AI), and is aware of the implications of AI for the future of work and society in general. Earners have applied their knowledge through an AI Design Challenge, using design thinking to create a prototype for an AI-powered solution that helps people improve their skills.

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Badge for Development with AI and Web Services

Development with AI and Web Services

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesSpanish

  • Duration10+ hours

Earners of this badge know how to integrate Watson artificial intelligence and web services using Node-RED as a programming tool. Earners understands the basics of cloud-based software and web services communications using API REST protocol, and can build their own programs to consume data from the internet and integrate them with AI capabilities.

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Badge for Development for Cognitive Robots

Development for Cognitive Robots

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesSpanish

  • Duration10+ hours

This badge earner has developed knowledge in the Internet of Things, web development, and chatbots through hands-on activities. Using current industry technologies, earners can build robots that interact with their environment, devices, and people.

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Badge for Watson va a clase: Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial

Watson va a clase: Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesSpanish

  • Duration13 hours

Earners of this badge (Watson Goes to School: Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals) use basic principles of coding and understand key concepts of artificial intelligence. Earners are able to develop applications on Node-RED with Watson AI services and to connect them with external devices. They know how to develop chatbots with Watson Assistant and how to train them, and are familiar with the IBM Cloud.

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Badge for Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Polish, Turkish

  • Duration6 hours

This badge earner demonstrates a foundational understanding of cybersecurity concepts, objectives, and practices. This includes cyber threat groups, types of attacks, social engineering, case studies, overall security strategies, cryptography, and common approaches that organizations take to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. This also includes an awareness of the job market. Badge earners can use this knowledge to pursue further education for a variety of roles in cybersecurity.

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Workplace skills

Badge for Working in a Digital World: Professional Skills

Working in a Digital World: Professional Skills

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Korean, Polish, Turkish, Italian

  • Duration8+ hours

This badge earner has an understanding of key skills for professional success and core soft skills needed in the information technology workforce. This knowledge of skills and behaviors includes creating and delivering presentations; using agile approaches for working professionally to deliver quality work and experiences to customers; collaborating effectively with teams; communicating with impact; dealing with challenges in a controlled and focused manner; and solving problems and implementing solutions.

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Badge for Agile Explorer

Agile Explorer

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • Duration7 hours

Agile Explorer badge earners have a foundational understanding of the Agile values, principles, and practices that help change culture and behaviors in the way that people work. These individuals can initiate an Agile conversation with team members and colleagues, and can apply the Agile method to the operations and programs work that they do in a family, academic, or work environment.

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Badge for Explorations into Mindfulness

Explorations into Mindfulness

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Polish

  • Duration3 hours

This badge earner understands mindfulness concepts and techniques and has learned how to apply mindfulness practices in various situations. The individual understands how to further develop focus and self-awareness. Badge earners can use these skills as a foundation for further study in mindfulness and to apply mental and emotional management in any career path they choose.

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Badge for Job Application Essentials

Job Application Essentials

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French

  • Duration7+ hours

Badge earners demonstrate a strong understanding of how to position themselves effectively for their first job opportunity. Earners can build a strong, professional social media and online presence; conduct thorough and effective workplace research personalized to their interests and skills; create a strong entry-level resume, even without any prior work experience; and have practiced interviewing professionally. This digital self-paced content is designed especially for youth entering the workforce, or non-traditional applicants looking to refresh their job application skills.

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Expand your horizons

Badge for Basic Principles of Design: A Collaboration of Adobe and IBM

Basic Principles of Design: A Collaboration of Adobe and IBM

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

  • Duration3 hours

This badge earner has an understanding of foundational visual design elements including emphasis and contrast, color, balance, proportion, rule of thirds, alignment and proximity cohesion through repetition, and consistency. Badge earners can use these skills as a foundation to be applied in future projects at school or at work.

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For educators

Badge for IBM AI Foundations for Educators

IBM AI Foundations for Educators

  • AudienceEducators

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • Duration14 hours

This badge earner is an educator who has participated in a series of online institutes to become fluent and knowledgeable in artificial intelligence (AI). They have an understanding of AI applications such as machine learning and natural language processing, along with how it is used to solve problems, collect data and identify bias. They are equipped to share the foundational knowledge of artificial intelligence with their colleagues and students in their classrooms.

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Badge for Community Champion: Teachers’ Edition

Community Champion: Teachers’ Edition

  • AudienceEducators

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • DurationWeeks

This badge earner strongly promotes the ideals of community and connection. The individual is an active member of the online community, SkillsBuild Connect, and their students are engaged on the IBM SkillsBuild for Students learning platform. This badge is only available to educators responsible for student engagement on IBM SkillsBuild for Students.

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Badge for Community Champion: Engagement Guru

Community Champion: Engagement Guru

  • AudienceEducators

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • DurationWeeks

This badge earner demonstrates a true devotion to student engagement on the IBM SkillsBuild for Students learning platform. Their students maintain high levels of activity over sustained periods on the learning platform. This badge is only available to educators responsible for student engagement on IBM SkillsBuild for Students.

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Badge for Community Champion: Super Trainer

Community Champion: Super Trainer

  • AudienceEducators

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • DurationWeeks

This badge earner demonstrates a true devotion to student and educator engagement on the IBM SkillsBuild for Students learning platform. They strive to ensure their colleagues are as adept at navigating the learning platform as they are, and they demonstrate a desire for all students to reap the most benefits from SkillsBuild for Students. This badge is only available to educators responsible for student and educator engagement on IBM SkillsBuild for Students.

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Community

Badge for P-TECH Mentor

P-TECH Mentor

  • AudienceAdults

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • DurationWeeks

The P-TECH Mentor badge earner is recognized by the P-TECH Career Mentoring Program for developing and cultivating a mentoring relationship with a P-TECH mentee (student). The earner has taken relevant training to ensure quality feedback and guidance is provided to students. Mentoring is an important career development opportunity, which any individual can use to enhance skills and achieve long-term career aspirations. This course is designed for adult mentors in the P-TECH network, or any adult wishing to become a mentor in the P-TECH network.

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Badge for Community Champion: 100+ Club

Community Champion: 100+ Club

  • AudienceOrganization administrators

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • DurationHours

This badge earner demonstrates dedication to the IBM SkillsBuild for Students platform and its mission by encouraging the registration of 100 or more users and activity on the platform and its affiliated assets. The individual is an ongoing contributor to the online SkillsBuild Connect community. This badge is only available to administrators responsible for user registration on IBM SkillsBuild for Students.

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Badge for Community Champion: 500+ Club

Community Champion: 500+ Club

  • AudienceOrganization administrators

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • DurationHours

This badge earner demonstrates dedication to the IBM SkillsBuild for Students platform and its mission by encouraging the registration of 500 or more users and activity on the platform and its affiliated assets. The individual staunchly champions the ideals to which IBM SkillsBuild for Students is dedicated, increasing access to technology skills to all, especially to under-resourced communities. This badge is only available to administrators responsible for user registration on IBM SkillsBuild for Students.

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