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IBM Certified Application Developer - Watson V3

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Job Role Description / Target Audience

This intermediate level technical professional is an individual who understands concepts essential to the development of applications using IBM Watson services. They have experience using the IBM Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service offering and are able to consume IBM Watson services in an application. This individual is able to perform these tasks with little to no assistance from product documentation, support or peers.  

Key Areas of Competency:

  • Fundamentals of IBM Watson services
  • Use cases of Cognitive Services
  • Developing cognitive applications using IBM Watson services
  • Administering applications using IBM Watson services

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

  • Working knowledge of developing an application using IBM Watson services
  • Working knowledge of core Cloud services (monitoring, logging, scaling), and security 
  • Working knowledge with designing, developing and deploying RESTful APIs
  • Working knowledge of use cases using IBM Watson services
  • Working knowledge of cognitive concepts such as intent, relationships, entities, and ground truth
  • Working knowledge of the application starter kits and demos available on the IBM    Watson Developer Cloud
  • Working knowledge of open technologies like CloudFoundry and Git like repositories
  • Basic knowledge of application development using common web technologies such as Node.js, Javascript, HTML, and css
  • Basic knowledge of machine learning methods and technologies


This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required:

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  1. Test C7020-230 - IBM Watson V3 Application Development

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