IBM launches Watson application developer certification

The move formalizes training and know how around Watson application development and cognitive computing.

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IBM said it is launching a Watson certification for developers.

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The move comes as IBM is increasingly courting developers and broadening the ecosystem for Watson and cognitive computing.

Enter the IBM Watson Application Developer Certification, which will test the following via an exam:

  • Fundamentals of cognitive computing;
  • Cognitive computing use cases;
  • Fundamentals of IBM's Watson Developer Cloud;
  • And developing cognitive applications via IBM's Watson Developer Cloud.

The test was created by a panel of 20 cognitive computing experts in various industries where Watson plays -- healthcare, banking, commerce, etc., according to a blog post.

Should a developer pass the exam they'll be noted an IBM Certified Application Developer and get a digital badge.

The exam is delivered via Pearson VUE and can be taken at its test centers. IBM will also offer the exam at its conferences.

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