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Announcing a new way to display your Red Hat certifications

Red Hat Certification is proud to announce a new way to display your Red Hat certifications: Red Hat Certification badges.

About Red Hat Certification badges

Red Hat Certification badges provide a way for Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) to share their certified status to the world through social media, the web and other digital means. The Red Hat certification badging program uses tools and standards developed by the Mozilla OpenBadges Project.

Red Hat has long offered logos for use in printed materials. These will continue to be available and should only be used for print. With the new badging program available, we would also discourage RHCPs from posting a copy of the electronic certificate for purposes other than print. Unfortunately, these are occasionally downloaded by unscrupulous individuals who then modify the certificate to appear as though it is issued to them.

The new badges are the appropriate way to display your certification in social media, on the web and in other digital settings. Each badge has a unique URL for verifying the badge. The badge includes your certification ID on the badge itself. Moreover, the certification ID, unique verification URL and other metadata are actually baked into the image as well. These measures provide more assurance that the badge holder is a legitimate RHCP.

 

Preliminary steps

In order to access a Red Hat Certification badge you must have earned at least one of the following credentials and the credential must be current:

You will also need a redhat.com login that is mapped to your Red Hat certification ID.

If you do not already have a redhat.com login, please go to redhat.com and create one.  Please use the email address you provided when you took your certification exam or exams as your email contact.

Once you have a login, you can map your redhat.com user name to your Red Hat certification ID within your redhat.com profile:

You should now be able to access your badge (or badges, if you hold more than one eligible certification.)

 Accessing your badges

Once you have taken the preliminary steps, you should be able to access badges for the certifications you hold from within your Red Hat certification profile.

 

Displaying your badges in social media

The following is only a partial list of the possibilities.  Let us know if you come up with new ways to use our badges.

LinkedIn

As a social media network tied to the world of work, LinkedIn is a logical place to share your status as a Red Hat Certified Professional.

 

Facebook

Let your family and friends know about your accomplishment by posting your badge to Facebook.

 

Twitter

Tweet your certification status to the world (or at least the Twitterverse.)

 


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