Use AWS Skill Builder Digital Badges to showcase your skills!
AWS Digital Badges
AWS has introduced Digital Badges as a means for you to enhance, and then showcase your knowledge and skills in specific AWS technologies and services. Digital Badges are obtained within AWS Skill Builder, include a pre-built learning path containing training content relevant to the topic, they are free, and shareable.
In addition to showcasing a skillset, I am also hoping that the Digital Badge learning paths serve as an effective exam preparation tool. I must recertify for the AWS Networking – Specialty exam by June. To prepare for the upcoming recertification, I completed the requirements for the Networking Core Digital Badge.
Obtaining AWS Digital Badges
The process to obtain AWS Digital Badges is straightforward:
- Register for an AWS Skill Builder Account
- Enroll in the Learning Plan(s) that offer the digital badges you are interested in obtaining. As a helpful tip, when searching for the digital badge learning paths, use “readiness path” for the search filter.
- Complete the assessment associated with the learning plan with at least an 80% score.
- Create a Credly account to claim your digital badge and share your networks!
Benefits of Earning an AWS Digital Badge
There are several benefits of earning AWS Digital Badges:
- Demonstrate your knowledge and skills in specific topics
- Shareable on social networks | Career Advancement: AWS Digital Badges are shareable on social networks and/or professional profiles to help you stand out to recruiters, prospective hiring managers, or your current employer
- Free to earn and share: AWS Digital Badges are free to earn and share while AWS certification exams are expensive. Digital Badges are a good way to highlight knowledge for minimal cost….the learning paths may be free but your time costs something
- Credibility and confidence: AWS Digital Badges help you build credibility and confidence by validating your skills and it feels good to earn a badge
Now go….earn you some AWS Digital Badges!