WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced new digital badges for the SAP Global Certification program to help SAP software learners and users promote their proficiency in various subject areas specific to SAP software.

The new badges will help learners promote their achievement online and offline. They also provide a competitive advantage and trusted validation at no additional cost.

Established in 1995, the SAP Global Certification program offers multitiered certification paths for specific subjects. The badges will serve as digital proof of successful completion of these programs for use on websites, social media and SAP Learning Rooms, the social environment of SAP Learning Hub.

“We are thrilled to offer certification holders a digital way to showcase their achievements via social media, and to demonstrate to their employers a commitment to continuous learning,” said Bernd Welz, executive vice president and chief knowledge officer, Products and Innovation, SAP. “The badges will also help individuals to showcase the certifications they hold, and employers to recruit and hire the right talent faster and at a lower cost as education and skill claims can be verified more quickly and more securely.”

Certifications from SAP validate the technical expertise and experience in a specific SAP portfolio. The certifications are globally recognized and demonstrate that professionals have honed their skills through rigorous study and hands-on experience in a chosen field. With this innovation, SAP provides a complete learning offering that ranges from achieving SAP solution proficiency with support of the openSAP platform and SAP Learning Hub to skills validation through the SAP Global Certification program. The badges validate the bearer as a recognized expert in the social and collaborative learning environments provided by SAP.

SAP aims to create a culture of continuous learning, with flexible and open approaches to support and manage learning. These new digital badges encourage learning and recognize and promote valuable skills and achievements.

The new digital badges for SAP Global Certification are based on the Open Badges specification supported by IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. The Open Badges specification is an open technical standard for creating, issuing, managing and verifying digital badges, as defined by the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Mozilla foundation. The badges were developed in cooperation with Acclaim, a company of Pearson VUE that partners with other brands to recognize individuals’ competencies through digital badges. With this additional offering, SAP supports the transition of the testing industry from paper certificates to standardized digital methods of candidate recognition.

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