Technical Specialist Profession Certification - Level 1

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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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Technical Specialist Profession Certification - Level 1

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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.

Professional Experience

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...

Education Experience

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.

Professional Experience

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.

Technical Specialist Profession Certification - Level 1

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Technical Specialist Profession Certification - Level 1

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