What is Skills Academy?

IBM Skills Academy is designed for academia worldwide. The program helps university faculty to provide students with additional skills, giving them an advantage in the job market.

Program Audience

Program Audience for Students

Students

Students can access our course material and hands-on training exercises from anywhere using their laptop, phone, tablets etc.

Program Audience for Educators

Educators

The program also offers a chance for teachers to advance their skills, and pass it on to their students for which they can get worldwide recognition.

Program Audience for Recruiters

Recruiters

Employers who are authorized to have access to our portal will have access to our graduates database, allowing them to connect with them for potential employment opportunities.

Program Components

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Career Paths

Our career paths focus on job role based training aligned to the market demand. Students can access a number of different career offerings and select the one that supports their career goal most effectively.

To see our list of Career Paths, Click here

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Blended Learning Approach

Through the blended learning approach, students can learn at their own pace that best suits their individual learning style. The experience allows for users to interact with content using both online and classroom based environment.

Online courses

Self-paced virtual courses and courseware

Classroom Training

Instructor-led training in a classroom environment

Hands-on lab

Do exercises through our cloud environment

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Open Badge

The Open Badge program is a digital recognition of skills which can be shared on social and professional networks, and can also be a part of user's digital signature. These badges are earned once faculty and students pass the exam.

To see our Badge offerings, click here

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Job Opportunities

Through our online recruiter's portal, our Business Partner, Customers and other recruitment partners can view our student's achievements and potentially provide job opportunities relevant to their skills. This feature is only available to those students, who have given their consent to share their personal data. Please note that this feature does not guarantee employment.

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Contact us

You will be redirected to the IBM Skills Academy Contact Center.
This site will allow you to enter more details about your inquiry related to IBM Skills Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only the users that have been authorised to access the portal can sign in.

    • How do I get authorisation to access the portal?
      • If you belong to an institution registered in the program please contact your institution focal point.
      • If you are not from an authorised institution, please refer to the contact us section to enroll your institution in the program or reach the IBM Skills Academy Help desk.
    • What ID do I use to sign in?
      • You must have a valid IBM id to sign in. Click here to register an IBM ID
    • Will I get a certificate when I complete the course?
      • You will get a certificate and a badge when you pass the Mastery exam at the end of the course.
    • What kind of badges will I earn?
      • We are offering different types of badges per Career Path. You can learn more about it here
    • What kind of Careers can I sign up for?
      • We have different Career Path offerings. You can learn more about it here
    • I’m looking to hire students from your program, what should I do?
      • We have a tool that you can use to connect with our graduates. Please contact us so we can get started.
    • I’m an IBM Business Partner/Customer, Can I take the course?
      • Each of the requirement has to be treated on its merit with a Business case. Please contact our Skills Academy Helpdesk to discuss the requirements.
    • My name or email address is not correct
      • Click here to update your IBM ID profile
    • Why do I see the message You are not registered for any course in IBM Skills Academy after sign in?
      • Please make sure that you are enrolled in a Career Path before signing in. (Contact your institution focal point to confirm your enrolment)
      • If you are enrolled, try closing your browser and sign-in again.
      • If issue still exists, please refer to the contact us section.
    • I am having problems opening courses, playing videos or downloading files
      • Visit the Prepare your system page to verify you have a supported browser and required plug-ins.
    • I receive other errors trying to access IBM Skills Academy or course content
      • Try completely closing your browser, wait a few minutes then try again.
      • Contact technical support and provide a screen capture of the error you are seeing, plus your browser version, operating system version and a description of what you were trying to do when you received the error.
    • Which platforms and browsers are supported?
      • Check if your browser and platform is supported: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome on Windows; Safari on Mac, Ipad, Iphone; Chrome on Android tablets and smartphones.
      • Visit the Prepare your system page to verify you have the required plug-ins.
      • If you're still having technical issues, please contact our technical support and provide a screen shot of the error you are seeing, your browser version, operating system version and a description of what you were trying to do when you received the error.
    • My progress bar is not updating even after I completed the course
      • Please contact our technical support and provide a screen shot of the error you are seeing, your browser version, operating system version and a description of what you were trying to do when you received the error.
    • I can’t download the flyer/abstract in the Careers Page
      • Please contact our Skills Academy Helpdesk and provide a screen shot of the error you are seeing, your browser version, operating system version and a description of what you were trying to do when you received the error.