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IT Specialist Profession Certification - Level 1

An IBM Certified Specialist is responsible for the development of high quality solutions that deliver business value to the client.  They ensure solutions meet business & technical requirements & are technically viable in the client environment. They remove technical inhibitors that would prevent client satisfaction & acceptance of the solution implemented.  At Experienced Level, the IBM Certified Specialist works independently to apply their skills and competencies to provide value to clients.

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What it takes to earn this badge

  • This individual achieved Board validation that he/she is able to define the client's business problem; develop an appropriate solution which considers potential alternatives; achieve business impact for the client, and apply the lessons learned to future opportunities with other clients.
  • This individual led work with the client which delivered business value. They focused on key areas such as facilitating communications; understanding the business requirements; developing solutions to meet the client's business, technical and architectural requirements;  setting technical direction; leading problem analysis and resolution; planning engagements and mitigating risks involved; and negotiating results.
  • This individual has shown that they continue to develop their technical and professional skills as evidenced by a minimum of 120 hours of training and personal development completed in the last 3-5 years.
  • This individual has enhanced and maintained  IBM's technical vitality through mentoring others (required) and other forms of profession contribution including the development of IC/IP, enablement assets, publications, technical presentations and voluntary work on Certification Review Boards.
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