Upskill and engage employees on your own platform.

Build the skills that are driving innovation with a hosted learning portal that is owned and operated by you.

Build the skills you need to boost your organization's performance.

Portal's are private platforms for upskilling employees through hands-on courses & guided projects.

Hosted and fully managed

We'll make sure everything is running while you focus on upskilling your people.

Learn what you want

Build learning journeys using courses and guided projects from the Skills Network Catalog with the click of a button.

Built for teams

Top-notch collaborative learning tools, from integrated video conferencing to an internal hackathon framework.

Build the skills that are important to you.

The Skills Network Catalog contains an extensive list of courses and guided projects ranging from beginner difficulty to expert. Start upskilling right away with one-click installation into your portal.

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Machine Learning. From text recognition to self-driving cars and beyond.

Serverless computing. Ditch traditional servers and deploy apps in the cloud.

Blockchain. A database that stores data in blocks that are chained together.

Cloud computing. The delivery of on-demand computing services.

Edge computing. Perform computations geographically closer to the data to improve performance.

Microservices. Learn to build applications as a collection of loosely coupled services.

IoT. The network of physical objects and things.

Containers. Build, test, and run apps in an isolated environment.


Jupyter. The free and open source computational notebook.


Docker. Separate your apps from your infrastructure.


Kubernetes. An open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services.


OpenShift. Enterprise-ready Kubernetes container platform for any cloud environment.


Node-RED. Tool used to wire together hardware devices.


Theia. An open, flexible and extensible Cloud & Desktop IDE platform.


RStudio. An IDE for R that provides free and open source tools for data scientists.


Learn by doing—not by memorizing. Skills Network Labs lets your learners use tools like JupyterLab, Zeppelin and RStudio in an isolated environment.

Real-world tools used by the most innovative teams

No sandboxes, no emulators. Your learners work in an isolated environment with tools like Cloud IDE, JupyterLab, OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes, RStudio and more.

Build, test and experiment with code all from your web browser.

SN Labs are accessible with one click. Get started right away with no dependency conflicts, no download and no installation process.

Never lose your progress

Persistent sessions make sure your learners' progress is never lost. Come back a day or a month later and pick up right where you left off.

Deployment strategies that fit your needs

Skills Network Labs can be self-hosted on OpenShift or used as a SaaS product through a web browser.

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Jupyter Launcher inside the Skills Network Labs environment.

Remote learning made easy. The Skills Network Virtual Classroom has everything you need to collaborate online—from shared whiteboards to breakout rooms and more.

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Tackle your organization's biggest problems with spirited competition. Set up internal events and hackathons for your employees in 15 minutes or less.


Recognition for completing courses and learning paths. Certificates and badges that are branded with your logo and/or the IBM logo serve as proof that a skill has been acquired.

View my verified achievement from @IBM

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Just finished "Deep Learning using TensorFlow" by @IBM

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Data Science Fundamentals completed! Thanks @IBM


What you get with a Skills Network Portal

Focus on building the skills that are essential to your organization and let us handle scaling and infrastructure.

Hands-on learning environment

Use Skills Network Labs in your browser with just one click.

Video conferencing

Your Virtual Classroom comes with all the features you expect in a video conferencing tool.

Internal Competitions

Set up internal competitions and hackathons from inside your portal.

Badges and certificates

Issue badges and certificates to recognize your users achievements.

Subscription to top-notch content

Immediate access to our Catalog—a growing library of courses & guided projects.

Publish your own content

Publish, modify and author your own courses & guided projects for your users with the integrated CMS.

Event scheduling & management

Organize in-person & virtual events with your employees through your Skills Network portal.

Virtual Assistant powered by Watson

Set up a virtual assistant for your portal to provide support to learners.

Dedicated support

Whenever you need help, we're just a Slack message or email away.


Conventional learning platforms put the emphasis on memorizing content. At Skills Network, we're focused on helping you build the skills that are applicable to your organization.

With conventional learning...

Students learn through instructors, books and other online resources.

With Skills Network...

Students learn through hands-on observation, practical application & experimentation.

With conventional learning...

Learning is centered around the instructor.

With Skills Network...

Learning is centered around the learner.

With conventional learning...

Students learn what the vendor makes available.

With Skills Network...

You decide what your team should learn using courses from our catalog and your own.

You decide what skills are important to you and your team. Create your own learning paths with courses from our catalog and courses you have bought from other providers.

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Your portal is deployed as a private web application. Dedicated infrastructure means your data is exclusive to you and your organization.

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Complete integration with your in-house stack. Portals are made to work in conjunction with your existing systems.

Single Sign On (SSO)

LMS & CMS Services

User Support Services

Custom Domain

Trusted by millions of learners and hundreds of organizations.

Join the teams that are investing in their future by investing in their employees.



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