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Technical Skills

Explore Emerging Tech

13 mini courses on introductory topics: AI, blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science, and Internet of Things (IoT)

7+ hours 

Artificial Intelligence

AI Foundations

There’s no doubt about the importance of artificial intelligence to future generations! In this digital learning offering, created by ISTE and IBM especially for high school students, learn the foundational concepts behind AI systems, consider the ethical implications of AI, explore applications of AI tools, and more.

14 hours 

Build Your Own Chatbot

Learn how to build chatbots without having to write any code by leveraging Watson Assistant. Then deploy your chatbot to a real site in less than five minutes.

3 hours 

Blockchain

Blockchain Essentials

Understand blockchain technology and how it can solve business problems. Learn the basics of developing applications with chaincode.

3 hours 

Cloud Computing

Introduction To Cloud

Learn the core concepts of cloud computing and gain the foundational knowledge required for understanding cloud computing from both business and practitioner perspectives!

6 hours 

IBM Cloud Essentials

An introduction to the IBM Cloud. Learn about the many offerings and services on IBM Cloud that make it the most open and secure public cloud for developers and enterprises!

7 hours 

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Essentials

An introduction to cybersecurity. From the offense perspective, learn about cyber attackers, their tactics, social engineering, and high profile case studies. From the defense perspective, learn about common approaches organizations take to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. Additionally, learn about career opportunities in this exciting, growing field!

6 hours 

Data Science

Introduction To Data Science

Find out the truth about what Data Science is. Hear from real practitioners telling real stories about what it means to work in data science. This course was formerly named Data Science 101.

3 hours 

Data Science Tools

What tools do data scientists use? In this course, you’ll learn how to use the most popular data science tools, including Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio IDE, Apache Zeppelin, and more!

4 hours 

Data Science Methodology

What tools do data scientists use? In this course, you’ll learn how to use the most popular data science tools, including Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio IDE, Apache Zeppelin, and more!

4 hours

Applied Data Science with Python

Learn how to code in Python for data science, analyze and visualize data with Python with packages like scikit-learn, matplotlib, and bokeh. Explore the guided lectures and labs, to get hands-on experience tackling interesting data problems. An action-packed learning plan for data science enthusiasts who want to work with real world problems using Python.

9 hours

Data and Analytics

Big Data 101

How big is big and why does big matter and what does Apache Hadoop have to do with it? See the Big Data big picture and learn the terminology used in Big Data discussions.

3 hours 

Hadoop 101

Like Hobbes is to Calvin, Hadoop is to Big Data. Come on this journey to play with large data sets and see Hadoop’s method of distributed processing and see what you can get up to!

5 hours 

Spark Fundamentals I

Ignite your interest in Spark with an introduction to the core concepts that make this general processor an essential tool set for working with Big Data!

5 hours 

Workplace Skills

Workplace Learning and Job Readiness

Professional Skills

This course will help you develop the skills and behaviors required to confidently and successfully create and deliver presentations.

7 hours 

Preparing for Your First Job

Looking for work that can fulfill your potential? After just a few hours of online study, you’ll emerge with a professional brand, a career path that suits your abilities and ambitions, and the resume and interviewing skills that can make your job applications shine.

7 hours 

Explorations into Mindfulness

Are you curious about mindfulness? In this course, learners develop an understanding of mindfulness concepts and techniques. They also learn how to further develop focus and self-awareness and how to apply mindfulness practices in various situations. 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.

3 hours 

Agile Explorer

Agile is a set of values, principles, and practices that helps change the culture and behaviors of the way people work. Learn the foundational concepts of Agile and earn the Agile Explorer badge.

7 hours 

Design Thinking

Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner

Enterprise Design Thinking is IBM’s approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale a modern enterprise demands. It helps teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes; outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.

3 hours 

Enterprise Design Thinking Co-Creator

Enterprise Design Thinking is IBM’s approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale a modern enterprise demands. It helps teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes; outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.

20 hours 

Enterprise Design Thinking Team Essentials

Enterprise Design Thinking is IBM’s approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale a modern enterprise demands. It helps teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes; outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.

3 hours 

Principles of Visual Design

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.

3 hours 

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