Introducing Microsoft Badges!

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Why is Microsoft offering badges?

Microsoft wants to provide you with the tools you need to move forward in your career. Your digital badge allows you to easily share the details of your skills in a way that is trusted and verifiable.

Your Microsoft badge empowers you to:

  • Easily share your certfication online with your professional network.
  • Find out which employers are looking for individuals with your skills.
  • Discover what kind of salary you could expect to earn in a job that requires your Microsoft skills.
  • Search for new job opportunities associated with your certification, and apply in just a few clicks.

What is a digital badge?

Badges are web-enabled representations of your Microsoft certifications. Your digital badge is made of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you. This ensures that only you can take credit for your achievement.

You can share your digital badge to popular online destinations, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It can also be embedded in a résumé, your personal website, or an email signature. Anyone who views your badge can select it to learn more about your skills and to verify its authenticity.

Am I eligible for a badge?

MCPs who pass the exams or achieve the certifications on the following list, on or after October 21, 2016, will receive badges. Beginning in November 2016, badges will be retroactively issued to those who passed the exams or achieved the certifications prior to October 21, 2016, beginning with those certifications which are still active.

The following subsets of exams and certifications are part of the pilot badge program. Additional badges are being evaluated for 2017. More information will be available in the January update.

What Exams and Certifications are Eligible?
Microsoft Exams Eligible for Badges70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
70-475: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
70-743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
MCSA Certifications Eligible for BadgesMCSA: Cloud Platform
MCSA: Linux on Azure
MCSA: Office 365
MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development
MCSA: SQL 2012/2014
MCSA: Universal Windows Platform
MCSA: Web Applications
MCSA: Windows 10
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
MCSA: Windows Server 2016
MCSE Certifications Eligible for BadgesMCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
MCSE: Data Management and Analytics
MCSE: Mobility
MCSE: Productivity
MCSD Certifications Eligible for BadgesMCSD: App Builder


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Nov 2016

By: Kayla Tellers

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