Certification Guidance

Last updated: 2021-09-29 11:46:26

    Within approximately 14 days after you successfully pass a Tencent Cloud certification exam, you will receive an email containing an official Tencent Cloud certification digital badge that validates your mastery of the exam content from Credly, a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals worldwide. We are committed to equipping cloud professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to grow and advance and acknowledging their achievements. Therefore, we partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital credential at no cost to make it easy for you to showcase your recognized capabilities in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Digital badges contain verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them. You've earned this recognition, now go out and share it!

    Note: Through Credly, you can also download a printable digital certificate containing your full name, the name of the Tencent Cloud certification exam, the expiry date, and the signature of Tencent Cloud’s President as proof that you passed the exam. For instructions on obtaining this digital certificate, please click here.

    FAQs

    How long is a Tencent Cloud certification valid for?

    Each Tencent Cloud certification is valid for 2 years. After 2 years, you must retake the exam corresponding to the Tencent Cloud certification to become recertified.

    What is a digital badge?

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

    How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

    We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated by passing a Tencent Cloud certification exam into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global, allowing you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

    What are the benefits of a badge?

    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 are now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities through the Credly platform.

    Who is Credly?

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

    How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

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

    What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

    You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly to make your badges private. You are in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

    Is there a fee to obtain a badge from Credly?

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

    What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

    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.

    Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

    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.

    What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?

    Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn about which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more. Through Credly, you can search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks. 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.

    Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?

    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.

    I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support?

    You can find answers to frequently asked questions here.