About this courseWe're pleased to announce the launch of IBM Digital – Nation Africa (D - NA). With D - NA, you can expand your skills on emerging technologies such as cloud, AI, IoT, Blockchain, and more. Then you can apply what you learn and build your own intelligent chatbot, AI app, or robot. With this ever-changing world, you can also use our Job Advisor tool, powered by Watson technology, to understand key skills in demand in the job market, identify which skills you need, and discover relevant courses. All courses are free, and you can access them anytime, anywhere. For every course you successfully complete, an IBM Digital Badge will be issued, which you can share on social media platforms like LinkedIn. More importantly, as a registered D - NA user, you are entitled to a free IBM Cloud Lite account. With IBM Cloud Lite, you get quick and easy access to more than 170 services that can help you rapidly build your cloud apps (no credit card is required, and the account never expires).
What you will learn
How does the buddy system work?
A buddy is someone who can hold you accountable as you take this course, someone you can discuss the challenging content with and someone who will be able to help you work through your final assignment.
How to register a buddy
To register a buddy you need to go to login to the AMI platform here. Once you have logged in, click on My Courses tab and click on ‘Add a Buddy’ which is next to the course name.
The person you’ve registered as your buddy will be sent an email notification requesting him/her to either accept to be your buddy or let us know if they are unable/unwilling to be your buddy.
Your buddy will be your sounding board in the sense that you will discuss with him/her the concepts that you cover on the course and their applicability to your work situation. You will also engage your buddy as you go through the activities to see whether you have learnt how to apply the concepts that you have learnt. Finally your buddy will review your final assignment and the report to validate that you’ve actually gone through the course successfully.
It is important therefore to choose a buddy who is willing to go with you in this learning journey.
How do I find a buddy?
Your buddy can be your friend, colleague or even relative. You may also find a buddy from any of our courses as long as they are will to take the learning journey with you! If you really can’t find one, contact us and maybe we can help!