A few years ago IBM started using Open Badges from Acclaim to indicate accomplishments, and as an IBM Champion I was awarded several over the years. Yesterday I received another one, I am now an IBM Domino 10 Sales Advisor V1.
This is how IBM describes it:
This badge earner has shown a detailed understanding of IBM Domino 10 and the #domino2025 roadmap and has successfully demonstrated, through taking an online exam, how customers can benefit from the advances in Domino 10. They will have achieved a passing score of 75% or higher in the online exam.
There are rumors that IBM is considering to move away from traditional certifications and replace them with badges. This may not be a bad idea, if done right it will be much more granular, and your skills will be better defined. I expect more certification tests and badges to become available as we get near the launch of IBM Domino V10 in less than a month and a half.
Congrats! Well deserved.