ITUp Digital Certificates and Badges

We partnered with Accredible to award certificates and badges for your certification achievements. These are digital representations of your accomplishments, consisting of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you. When someone views your certificate or badge, they can learn more about your skills. When you share your digital certificate or badge on popular online sites, or when you embed it into your résumé, personal website, or email signature, anyone who views your badge will immediately recognize it as issued by ITUp.

Digital Certificates

Digital Certificates are very similar to a paper certificate and look visually the same. They are available at a unique web link (URL) that can be viewed like paper and is focused on clearly communicating the achievement in a recognized format.

Certificates built for sharing

With one-click social media sharing options, website, and email embedding, your certificates are turned into a source of referrals and act as a marketing tool for your training or certification program.

Secure and verifiable certificates that remove all doubt and prevent fraud

Single-click verification makes third-party authentication quick and easy. Accredible’s bank-level encryption and Blockchain logging mean it’s impossible to fake ITUp’s certificates.

All the benefits of paper certificates with none of the hassle

With high-quality design and print options, our trainees can print high-quality versions of their certificates from home.

Digital Badges

Digital Badges are similar in appearance to a physical badge or medal. They usually follow the Open Badge standard, which is focused on a small visual representation of an achievement so that they can be used by different software platforms or embedded in different places.

Social sharing tools make celebrating achievement quick and easy

Badges are meant to be shared and celebrated. That’s easy by allowing individuals to download, email, or share their achievement across hundreds of social platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Relevant badge information automatically encoded

In addition to the image-based design that acts as the badge, metadata is encoded to communicate details of the badge to anyone wishing to verify it, or learn more about the context of the achievement it signifies.

ITUp Training Certifications are associated with a specific technology and level

There are three levels of ITUp certifications. Each involves mastering OutSystems technology along with modern software engineering practices for developing and designing enterprise-grade Reactive Web, Mobile, and Traditional Web applications. Therefore, candidates need to demonstrate hands-on project experience, and in most courses pass an OutSystems certification exam (or an ITUp assessment in case, there is no OutSystems certification).

  • Attendance: Trainee has attended the program
  • Completion: Trainee has successfully completed the hands-on project experience and the theoretical part (OutSystems certification exam or ITUp assessment)
  • Rising Talent: Trainee has successfully completed the training program with distinction (only available to the trainees who performed the Turn Up or ITUp Academy program)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Unique URL is the most valuable way you have of sharing your credential.

Why the URL is important
You can place your credential’s unique URL in a large variety of places, including:

  • Social Media Profiles
  • Websites and Blogs
  • Digital Resumes
  • Email Signatures
  • Where ever you can think of!

By doing this you can direct stakeholders, such admissions officers, potential employers, or customers, back to your Credential View.

By directly people who are interested in your credential back to the Credential View, they can verify the validity of the credential and see more information about what that achievement entails and better understand how you won the achievement.

Keep it Safe
After receiving the URL to your credential, it’s a good idea to record and store the URL somewhere on your computer for later reference.

The valuable part of your digital certificate is the unique, verifiable URL. However it’s also nice to have a hard copy of your credential. Here we show you how to download and print your certificate.

Download a PDF of your Certificate

  1. Navigate to the certificate that you would like to download.
  2. Along the bottom of the credential window, click the ‘PDF’ button.
  3. A PDF version of your credential will appear, save this on to your computer.
  4. You can then open the PDF, click on ‘File’ at the top of your screen, then select ‘Print’ to print a hardcopy of your certificate.

Download and Print the Certificate

To print your certificate first, you need to download a PDF copy:

  1. Along the bottom of the credential window, click the ‘PDF’ button.
  2. A PDF copy of your certificate will open in a new browser window. Click on the download icon at the top of your PDF window.
  3. Open the PDF version of your certificate now downloaded to your computer. Go to ‘File’ at the top of your screen, then click on ‘Print’.
  4. Follow the printing instructions of your computer.

One of the brilliant benefits of a digital credential is that it is easily shared. Let friends, customers and prospective employers alike know what you’ve achieved.

Sharing the URL

The Unique URL is the most valuable way you have of sharing your credential. You can place your credential’s unique URL in a large variety of places.

Social Media

We have widgets for all the major social media channels right there on your credential view including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Click on a button to post to that particular platform.

Check out our How to Use Your New Digital Credential video for more information:

You’ve won your credential, now it’s time to show it off. Make sure to add your certificate or badge to LinkedIn so that everyone can see it!

Two Ways of Adding Your Credential to LinkedIn

Share to LinkedIn

Create a post about your credential that will appear to you connections in your LinkedIn Newsfeed.

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  1. Click on the LinkedIn ‘Share’ button at the bottom of the credential window. If you are not already logged in to your LinkedIn account you will be prompted to do so.
  2. You will then be taken to LinkedIn’s site where you can choose to share as a post or as a private message.
  3. Write a message to accompany your certificate in your post or message and click Post/Send.

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You will then have a lovely big statement about your achievement that is visible to all your connections. Do bear in mind though that as time goes by this will drop through the newsfeed and become less visible.

Add to LinkedIn Profile

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  1. Click on ‘…’ option at the bottom of the credential window, then from the pop-up menu that appears, click ‘Add to LinkedIn Profile’
  2. A pop-up window will appear with all the relevant information you’ll need to copy and paste across to your LinkedIn profile.
  3. At the bottom of the pop-up that appears click on ‘Open LinkedIn’ to open the correct form that this information needs to be entered in to.
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  4. Copy and paste the relevant information from the Accredible pop-up window to the LinkedIn form. (This used to be automatic. However LinkedIn stepped up its security and discontinued this automation, so it does need to be done manually. We know this is a hassle and Accredible is working to resolve this)
  5. Once all the information has been copied across you can save and close the LinkedIn form.

Your credential will then appear on your LinkedIn profile for as long as you would like it to be there, and anyone that clicks on the link will be taken straight to your credential view where it can be verified.

You don’t need to copy and paste information across from the Credential View to a separate email. Send an email directly from the Credential View for easy sharing.

Send the Credential in an Email

  1. Head to the Credential View of the badge or certificate that you would like to share in an email.
  2. Click on the ‘Email’ button along the bottom of the credential window.
  3. Fill in your email address and the email address of the person you want to share the credential to.
  4. Edit the message that will appear in the email.
  5. Fill out the ReCaptcha ‘I’m not a robot’ check.
  6. Click ‘Send’ to share your credential with that all-important person.

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The Finished Email

Your recipient will receive an email that looks similar to the message pictured below:

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The ‘View the Credential’ button will take your recipient straight to your credential view to verify the achievement and see more information regarding your award.

You can search for more FAQs at support for those that have received digital credentials issued via Accredible in the following link: https://help.accredible.com/recipients