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SafeStack Development Academy Digital Badges

You work hard on your SafeStack Development Academy training and you should be recognised for that.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to give you digital badges that show what you’ve achieved. These are also known as open badges and are included as part of your SafeStack Development Academy membership.

You don’t need to do anything except claim them once we issue them to you. Easy!

Once you’ve claimed your badges, you can use them in email signatures or digital CVs, as well as on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Each digital image includes verified metadata that describes the qualifications you’ve earned and what you’ve done to earn them.

What badges are available?

You can earn these badges now, and we’ll add new ones as we add new courses.

Developer Academy: Member
Development Academy: Member
Security Fundamentals: Level 1
Security Fundamentals: Level 1
Secure Developer: Level 1
Secure Developer: Level 1
Security Architect: Level 1
Security Architect: Level 1
Security Tester: Level 1
Security Tester: Level 1

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Frequently asked questions about digital badges

What’s an open badge?

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

Find out more on the Open Badges website.

How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We’ve partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, which is issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform.

The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This means you can manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.

What are the benefits of a badge?

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that’s simple, trusted, and can be easily verified in real time.

Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you did to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of.

Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labour market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities directly through the Acclaim Platform.

Who is Credly?

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organisations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You’ll get an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Nope! This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they’re uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also cuts out the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; or embedded in a website or your email signature.

What are labour market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Labour market insights are pulled from live job listings.

Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Acclaim Platform.

You can access the labour market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This means you can store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, like the Mozilla backpack.   

Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Not at this time.

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Where can I find support?

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