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We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly’s platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

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CyberStronger Badge

What are the benefits of a digital badge?

  • A web-enabled version of your credentials that can be shared online
  • A more efficient way of posting to social media platforms
  • Labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs
  • A trusted method for real-time credential verification
  • Provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of

CyberStronger Digital Badging Program FAQ’s

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

CyberStronger has partnered with Credly's platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities 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 had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.

Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

You will receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

You can easily add other email address(es) to your profile. This will ensure that all of your Credly badges will be assigned to your profile, no matter which email address is used for issuing. For instructions, please visit: https://support.credly.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021220951-Can-I-add-multiple-emails-to-my-account-

Also, if you have multiple accounts on Credly, with different email addresses, merge all of your accounts together under one email address and password. For instructions, please visit: https://support.credly.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020963892-How-do-I-merge-my-accounts-

CyberStronger Digital Badges are issued only when the student completes a course in full. Custom or combination courses contain abbreviated content from multiple courses, and therefore do not have digital badges associated with them.

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.