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Microsoft Digital Badges for Certified Professionals (MCPs)

Microsoft to introduce badges for Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) is partnered with Acclaim, an independent badging platform, that help to manage, share, and verify one’s Microsoft Certifications.

Owned by Pearson VUE, Acclaim uses Open Badges standards defined by Mozilla to offer digital badges.

The digital badges is made up of an image and metadata uniquely linked to an individual will allow professionals to easily share the details online, or embed in a digital resume, or include in an email signature.

During this pilot badge program, MCPs who have passed select exams or achieved the certifications, on or after October 21, 2016, will receive badges.

With Microsoft badges, professionals can easily find out employers looking for individuals with corresponding to their skills, discover what kind of salary you could expect to earn in a job that requires your earned skills, as well as serch for new job opportunities associated with their certification, and apply in just a few clicks.

Professionals in additon will also be able to share their skills in a trusted and verifiable manner to explore opportunities for career advancement, as well as they can share badge to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or embed in a resume, website, or email signature, personalized their online profile.

However, starting in November 2016, badges will be retroactively issued to those who have passed the certifications, or exam prior to October 21, 2016.

Finally, Microsoft said it will share details of additional badges in January 2017.

Claiming a Microsoft badge is very simple, after a professional has passed an exam or achieved a certification, will receive an automated email from Microsoft with general details on the Certification Program, which is then followed by an automatic email notification from Acclaim to claim a badge.

“You are first required to select the link in the Acclaim email notificationm then create an account on Acclaim, after your accounts is confirmed, you can claim your badgel,” Microsoft explained.

Your digital badge is one more way that Microsoft supports the development and recognition of your professional skills. Take advantage of this new program to help accelerate your career growth.

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