NI Badge Program

The NI Badge Program helps you accelerate learning and promote your accomplishments. Find learning resources and gain skills related to your projects. Track your knowledge growth with milestone badge assessments and professional certifications. Then share your successes with others on social media and job sites.

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Test your understanding of engineering fundamentals and best practices using NI products with free online assessments.

 

 

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Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to create high-quality applications using NI software with an industry-recognized certification.

 

 

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Gain recognition for your technical leadership, participation, and contributions to the NI user community and ecosystem.

 

 

A badge is a digital credential issued to you by NI in recognition of your accomplishments, such as passing an assessment, exam, or audit. You can link a badge image file to your unique, verified data, making badges more secure than a paper-based certificate and eliminating the possibility of anyone claiming your credential. NI uses Acclaim, a Pearson VUE company, to deliver and manage the digital badges.

 

Benefits of Digital Badges

  •  Get feedback on your learning and uncover next steps in your skill progression.
  •  Employers, peers, and customers can instantly verify your skills
  •  You can easily share your achievements on a variety of social media platforms

You can participate in the NI Badge Program at no additional cost, and acceptance of any badges you are issued is at your discretion.

 

Learning Badges: How Does It Work?

  1. Select a badge related to your projects and review the available learning resources
  2. Take the free, open-book, untimed assessment.
    • To pass, answer 85 percent of the 15 to 20 questions correctly. You can review your results immediately upon completing the assessment.
    • Missed a question? Review the related learning resources and try again. You can take the assessment more than once
    • Within 24 hours of passing, You will receive a confirmation email from Acclaim with instructions to claim your badge.
  3. Earn all the badges in a learning path and receive the high-level badge for that path.
  4. Follow instructions from Acclaim to share your badges with others on social media and job sites.
Visit the Common Questions tab for more information.

Choose a Learning Path that Best Fits Your Application Needs

Troubleshooting Test Systems

Use a DMM and Oscilloscope to measure test system performance. THIS LEARNING PATH IS INCOMPLETE AND WILL EXPAND TO INCLUDE MORE BADGES. CHECK BACK SOON TO LEARN MORE.

Test Principles

Foundational knowledge of test and measurement principles for use with a test platform. This badge is earned by acquiring a set of required badges.

Taking Physical Measurements

Build a measurement solution using LabVIEW and NI data acquisition hardware to acquire and visualize real-world signals. This badge is earned by acquiring a set of required badges.

LabVIEW Programming

Build a simple looping or sequencer VI from scratch for single-shot use. This badge is earned by acquiring a set of required badges.

Test Instrumentation

Select an instrument type and model with the required performance and use it to accurately acquire measurements or generate signals. THIS LEARNING PATH IS INCOMPLETE AND WILL...

LabVIEW NXG Programming

Build a simple looping or sequencer VI from scratch for single-shot use. This badge is earned by acquiring a set of required badges.

Get Started with these learning badges

Sensors & Signals

Understand the different types of signals and the sensors used to measure signals and select the appropriate type for a given measurement need. This badge is earned by passing...

LabVIEW NXG Programming Fundamentals

Build functional VIs that effectively use structures, clusters and arrays using LabVIEW NXG. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.

LabVIEW NXG Distributing Code

Build and distribute LabVIEW applications and packages with LabVIEW NXG. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.

LabVIEW Environment

Demonstrate familiarity with key features of the LabVIEW environment. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.

Measurement Fundamentals

Understand the basic concepts of measurement including measurement accuracy, acquisition rates, and signal conditioning. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.

Instrument Fundamentals

Select the appropriate instrument and implement signal connectivity best practices for accurate and safe measurement. This badge is earned by passing the related assessment.

Q: What is a badge?

A: A badge is a digital credential issued to you by NI in recognition of your accomplishments, such as passing an assessment, exam, or audit. The credential contains information about who issued it (National Instruments), to whom it was issued (you), what was done to earn the badge, and the issuance and expiration dates.

Q: How do my certification and learning badge assessment results get displayed as badges?

NI uses Acclaim, a third party vendor, to deliver and manage the credentials for our certification exams and learning badge assessments. The technology Acclaim uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally

Q: Who is Acclaim?

A: Acclaim is a digital badge platform that works with credentialling organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

Q: How can I use badges?

A: Badges allow you to share your achievements online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time.
  • The free learning badge self-assessments give you feedback on your learning and uncover next steps in your skill progression.
  • Industry-recognized Professional Certification badges demonstrate your skill to employers or peers.

Q: What prevents someone else from copying my badge and using it?

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Q: Do professional certification badges expire?

A: Yes, the badge will reflect the issuance and expiration dates for your professional certification.
Expired badges are removed from your public profile; however, anywhere you shared that badge will remain live. When someone views your shared badge, your data page will show "expired".

Q: Do learning badges expire?

A: Learning Badges do not expire after they are issued. However, some learning badges may be archived as the program, learning paths, and NI products continue to evolve and develop.

Q: What happens when a badge is archived?

A: NI will no longer issue the badge to new earners, the badge description will be updated to reflect that it is no longer being issued, and the badge will be removed from NI’s Acclaim Overview page.
However, those who earned the badge prior to its archival can continue to share the badge from their Acclaim profile.
Archived badges may have equivalent badges you can pursue. Refer to the individual badge overview page for more information

Q: Why is my professional certification not appearing on “My Badges” page on ni.com?

A: The “My Badges” page is currently limited to displaying the learning badges you have achieved. We are continuing to develop the experience and plan to expand the functionality to include professional certifications in the future. For now, you can visit your Acclaim profile to see a full list of your badges, including certification.

Q: Do I have to pay to use Acclaim?

A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

Q: How do I create an Acclaim account?

A: You can create an account two ways:
  • If you're issued a badge and receive an email notification, follow the instructions in the email to create an account and claim your badge.
     
  • If you haven't been issued a badge yet, go to youracclaim.com to create an account.
     
    1. Click on the round Profile icon at the right top of the page
    2. Select Create an Account
    3. Fill in the required fields, Read and Agree to the terms of use
    4. Click Create My Account
    5. Acclaim will send you a confirmation email (admin@youracclaim.com)
    6. Click the link in that email to confirm your account

Q: I have a question about the Acclaim platform. Where can I find support?

A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com

Q: How do I earn a learning badge?

A: You earn a learning badge by passing the related multiple-choice assessment. To pass, you need to get at least 85% of the questions correct. You can attempt the assessment more than once.
Some high-level badges represent a collection of related skills as part of an application learning paths. Achieve all the low-level learning badges in a badge path to be awarded the high-level badge for that path.

Q: What happens if I fail a learning badge assessment?

A: Take note of the topics you missed and review the learning resources linked on the badge overview page. You can attempt the assessment more than once.

Q: How long does the assessment take?

A: Approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Assessments are 15 to 20 multiple-choice questions, some of which might require research.

Q: How many times can I take a learning badge assessment?

A: You can take an assessment as many times as you would like. We do not recommend taking it multiple times in a row, though. If you fail, review the related learning resources and then try again.

Q. Can I use a search engine? Can I open LabVIEW?

A: The assessments are open book. You can use anything, including online search engines, LabVIEW, or your hardware to pass these assessments. It is important that you understand how to find information, not just memorize it.

Q. When do I receive my badge?

A: When you complete the learning assessment, it will immediately let you know if you passed or failed. If you passed, you'll receive a notification email with your digital credential. This email may come within a few minutes of passing, but it can take a couple hours. If you have not received your notification email within 24 hours of passing the assessment, email badgemanager@ni.com.

Q. How do I claim my badge? How will I know if I’ve earned a badge

A: You will receive an email notification from Acclaim (admin@youracclaim.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your Acclaim account.

Q: I haven’t received my badge notification email. How can I get my badge?

  1. First, check the SPAM or security folders within your email account.
    Please note, badges are issued to the email address that National Instruments has on file in our Certification Database or that you used when creating your ni.com user profile.
  2. If no email is found:
    1. If you have an existing Acclaim account, you can log in and view your badge. Check your account settings. You may have turned off the notifications for badge issuance.
    2. If you have not yet created an Acclaim account, visit www.youracclaim.com to create an account with the email address associated with your NI account. Once you’ve confirmed this email address, you can log in and view your badge.
  3. After your Acclaim account is created, you can add additional email accounts.
  4. If you do not see a badge issued to you within your Acclaim account, please contact Acclaim Support directly for further assistance

Q: What happens to the badges I earned in the pilot?

A: You can continue to share the badges your earned during the Badge Pilot Program. However, some of the pilot badges are now archived, meaning that NI will no longer issue the badge to new earners. The archived badges may have equivalent badges you can pursue in their place. Refer to the badge overview page.

Q: How can I share my badge to LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook?

A: To share your badge, please follow these instructions:
  1. Log into your account on www.youracclaim.com
  2. Click on the profile icon at the top right-hand corner of the page and go to “Badge Management”
  3. Click on the badge you are looking to share
  4. Scroll down and click “Share”
  5. You will be brought to the “Share Badge” screen where you can find different tabs directing you to connect your social media accounts and share your badge
  6. Once your social media account is connected, just click “Share” to share your digital badge

Q: Can I attach my badge to my email signature?

A: Yes. Adding a hyperlinked badge image to your email signature is a great way to make sure your professional network is aware of your certifications, credentials and other badge-worthy recognition. Email clients handle images within signatures differently.

For clients, like Outlook, that require a resized image and a hyperlink:
  • From your Acclaim profile page, click on the badge you'd like to download.
  • Click the Share button from the badge details page.
  • Click the Download icon from the share options.
  • Then select which size you'd like to download. Choose Small Image for your email signature.
  • Click the URL icon from the share options. Click the Copy to Clipboard button, then hyperlink to your badge image within your email signature.
For clients, like Gmail, that allow you to copy and paste a badge and hyperlink into your email signature: Watch this 90-second video to see how to do that.

Q: Can I attach my badge to my NI forum signature?

A: Yes. Adding a hyperlinked badge image to your NI forum signature is a great way to make sure the community is aware of your accomplishments.
  1. Log into your account on www.youracclaim.com
  2. Click on the profile icon at the top right-hand corner of the page and go to “Badge Management”
  3. Click on the badge you are looking to share
  4. Right-click your badge and copy the image URL
  5. Then go to your profile on here
  6. In the signature section add an HTML image using html standard syntax: < img src="place URL here" / >
  7. Save the change


You should see your badge in your signature.
Note : think about using HTML style to resize your badge so that is doesn't appear too big.

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

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

Q: What information can my badge help me find about jobs I might be qualified for?

A: Acclaim pulls labor market insights from live job requisitions. You can learn which employers are hiring , what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. You can search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through youracclaim.com.

Q: How do I find information on jobs related to my badge?

A: Log in at youracclaim.com and click on your badge. Click on the skill tags assigned to your badge.