IDBS Becomes an Authorized Partner of Award Winning uCertify

The Institute for Digital Business Strategy (IDBS) has formalized a partnership with uCertify (, a leading provider of IT skills assessment and certification exam preparation. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, was founded on the belief that we “learn by doing” and interactivity is the key to effective learning, using virtual environments where students learn by doing. The uCertify e-learning philosophy is based on: LEARN, PRACTICE and TRACK.

LEARN: The online learning features include interactive textbooks, study notes, flash cards, videos, quizzes, exercises, pre-and-post assessment, and more.

PRACTICE: Students then take practice exams from a large test bank of questions in learn, test, and review modes for optimal learning – until they have mastered the concepts.

TRACK: Then the progress tracking and powerful analytics of the uCertify platform help students clearly identify their areas of weakness and strength, as well as their progress at any given point of time.

uCertify Awards

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. In 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards were established so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. During the years that followed, the CODiE Awards program evolved into two categories (business technology and education technology) with the core mission always remaining the same: recognizing excellence by honoring the software and information industry’s leading products and services. It is important to note that CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized program in the education technology industry, so each CODiE Award serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.

uCertify has won CODiE Awards 3 years in a row with 1 CODiE Award in 2014, 7 CODiE awards in 2015, and 7 CODiE Awards in 2016. The 2016 awards included:


Best Postsecondary LMS or Learning Platform (uCertify LEARN)

Best Postsecondary Learning Content Solution (uCertify COURSE)

Best Virtual Learning Solution (uCertify LAB)

Best Education Cloud-based Solution (uCertify LEARN)

Best College and Career Readiness Solution (uCertify COURSE)

Best Corporate / Workforce Learning Solution (uCertify LEARN)

Best Learning Relationship Management Solution (uCertify LEARN)

What does this partnership provide?

The partnership between IDBS and uCertify provides two major things for South Africa and the rest of the Africa; firstly, focused digital business strategy courses at reduced costs for African business people and professionals now available on the award winning uCertify platform, and secondly; uCertify certification courses for all major IT certifications are now available to all IDBS members and customers. These certification courses include Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, ISC-2, EC-Council, ISACA and PMI. For a complete list of all uCertify courses available please go to

What this means for our customers and members can upskill with Social media, mobility, analytics and cloud management skills to apply to their business from one learning platform.

Albert Mubako, Founder and CEO for IDBS says “our partnership with uCertify provides simulators, labs, test prep kits for IT certifications but most importantly means we as, Africans are now able to strengthen our business and IT skills in the digital era. An exciting development is that we are providing cutting edge technology skills for professionals and future executives involved in strategy on our world class platform powered by our award-winning partner- uCertify, at affordable prices. We provide digital technology literacy for non-technical decision makers to meet the needs for society to overcome challenges of digital disruption”

To access a free demo on any uCertify course:

Just go to

Click on the course that you are interested in.

Then on the right-hand side, click on Try This Course.

About IDBS

Established in 2017, IDBS has provides research and frameworks for digital business strategy to more than 1 million professionals on the African continent. Our mission is to fill the needs gap of organisations for professionals with competitive skills in digital business strategy. Assisting individuals and organisations understand the revolutionary benefits of digital technology, and gain the skills to implement digital business strategy in their workplaces.

Download the Course Brochure for interactive courses here


IDBS Becomes an Authorized Partner of Award Winning uCertify

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