In this article
- Digital badges overview
- What is a Digital Badge?
- Credly platform
- How to claim your badge (s)
- Steps to automatically accept badges from Credly
- How to share digital badge (s)
Digital badges overview
Candidates will earn digital badges when they achieve any of the F5 certifications. Sharing your accomplishments with the world using digital badges is an effective way to highlight your professional skills.
Badges are digital representations of a candidate’s achievements, consisting of an image and metadata uniquely linked to the candidate. When someone views your badge, they can learn more about your skills and verify the badge’s authenticity, a convenient way for skills and credentialing verification.
Sharing digital badges on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and embedding them to a resume, personal website, or email signature, will instantaneously showcase your F5 Certified credentials that is a trusted F5 Certification endorsement of the candidate’s achievement.
What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is proof of your certification status and your competency and mastery of the skills required to earn a certification in the F5 Professional Certification program.
F5 Certified! badges are issued and managed by Credly.
The Credly Platform
F5 Certified! has partnered with Credly to provide the candidate a convenient way to manage, share, and verify F5 Certifications. The platform also gives you labor market insights that can be helpful in exploring the job market that matches one’s skills.
With the Credly platform you can:
- Easily share your exams and certifications with your professional network.
- Download your badge image and URL to embed in a resume, website, or email signature.
- Explore labor market insights and job opportunities. See video: Labor Market Insight To learn more to discover opportunities in your market.
How do I earn a badge?
Each badge represents a certification. Badges are earned by passing exams and becoming a Certified Administrator, Certified Technology Specialist, or Certified Solution Expert.
How do I see my badges?
All badges are available on the Credly platform. Login to your Credly account: https://www.credly.com
HOW DO I CLAIM MY BADGE?
When you achieve a certification, you will receive an email from F5 via Credly with details about your badge.
- Click on the link in your email.
- Create a Credly account (or login if you already have an account)
- Click on the “Accept your badge” link.
- Select “Public” to share your badge.
- Select “Auto Accept” to automatically attach future F5 Certified! Badges to your account.
Where do I use a badge?
Attach an F5 Certified! badge to your email signature or social media profiles. For detailed instructions and more information, watch this video: How do I Manage and Share My Badge
Where did my old badge go?
Digital badges reflect active, current certifications. When a certification has expired or entered the suspension period between expiration and final renewal dates, badges are automatically removed from your account. Badges are reinstated or made available within 24 hours of renewing or achieving certification.
How do I change my email?
On the Credly platform, your email address is your user ID. You can add a secondary email address to your account to ensure you never get locked out or lose access to your badge. Login to Credly, got to “Account Settings” and click on “Add Email Address”.
Active Date – The date a certification becomes active. Typically, 24 hours after a certification exam is passed.
Expiration Date – The date a certification expires. A certification is no longer active after the expiration date.
Authorized Date – The first day of the 90-day certification renewal period.
Grace Period – A 30-day period after a certification has expired. The grace period allows a certification to be renewed up to 30 days AFTER the expiration.
Final Renew Date – The last day of the 30-day grace period. After this date, a certification exam can no longer be retaken, and the certification can no longer be renewed.