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Cisco's New Digital Badge Offering

Cisco certifications are recognized and respected globally, and Cisco want to help you communicate your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace. That is why the Certs and Labs team is excited about the recent launch of Cisco's digital badges as the latest benefit offered to all active and Emeritus Associate, Professional, and Expert level certification holders. This is an important initiative in the digitization of Cisco certification program and represents Cisco commitment to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals.

Cisco has partnered with Acclaim, a badging platform from Pearson VUE, to provide you with:

  • a web-enabled version of your credential that can be shared online
  • labor market insights that connect your skills to jobs
  • a trusted method for real-time credential verification

Your Cisco certifications will be represented with a digital image which contains verified metadata that describes your credential and the process required to earn it. The badge will also connect you to current job openings based on the skills identified on the badge.
 
Representing credentials as a badge gives you the ability to share your achievements online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you did to earn your credential.
 
Some of the most frequently asked questions about badging:
Q. Who is Acclaim?

  • Acclaim is a product of Pearson VUE, Cisco's partner in delivering certification exams. Acclaim works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals. The technology Acclaim uses is based on the Open Badge standards defined by Mozilla and enables you to manage, share and verify your active certifications digitally.

Q. Is there a digital badge for every certification?

  • At this time all active and Emeritus Associate, Professional, and Expert certifications have a digital badge.

Q. Where and how can I share my credential?

  • Every credential and profile on Acclaim has a unique URL that can be shared from the platform to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter; via email, embedded in a website or on a resume. You can also add your badge to an email signature. Information on how to display and share your badge can be found here: http://support.youracclaim.com/