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Atlassian University is making it easier to showcase your skills

Starting December 11: Everyone can earn and display Skills Badges—for less 💰—plus Certifications will be valid for a longer period of time.

We all know the power of an Atlassian credential. It brings credibility, better job prospects, and those endless high fives from coworkers. Atlassian University is about to make it easier for power users to earn a credential on their way to a Certification.

Skills Badges used to be reserved just for Atlassian Certified Professionals, but that’s all about to change. Starting on December 11th, everyone will be able earn a Skills Badge—show the world your Jira and Confluence prowess!

Earn a Skills Badge by taking a short, free Skillbuilder course that provides a deep-dive into a technical topic, then passing an online exam. Earn a Pro Skills Badge by passing an online proctored exam based on an Atlassian University training. While there’s a cost to the Skills Badge exams, we’re reducing those prices, and adding more Skillbuilder courses in January.

Skills Badges are still the best way to extend a Certification, but there’s an update there as well. As of December 11th, Certifications will be valid for a full two years. Just take one of the—now cheaper—Skills Badges exams to extend your related certification(s) for another 24 months. How great is that?!

That’s a lot to cover, so here is a summary of all those changes:

  • Skills Badges can be earned by anyone.

  • Skills Badges exams will cost only $20
    (Re-takes will be the same price)

  • Pro Skills Badge exams will cost only $35
    (Re-takes will be the same price)

  • Skillbuilder courses remain free
    (And we've already added new courses this month)

  • Atlassian Certifications will be valid for 24 months… and exams cost less
    (Current Certified professionals will see their expiration dates automatically extended.)

December is the season of giving, and Atlassian University is proud to give you the chance to show your stuff with these Skills Badges and Certification updates. Happy learning!

Go earn some badges

 

29 comments

DPK J Community Leader Dec 10, 2019

Way to go, time to earn some certificates.

Not, sure how my brain will treat pressure of examination, as it is ten years ago I sat in last examination. ;-)

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Kat Marketplace Partner Dec 10, 2019

Yay!

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LarryBrock Community Leader Dec 10, 2019

Woohoo, this is better than donuts for dinner!!!

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BryanT Community Leader Dec 10, 2019

How awesome!

Awesome! Thank you for amazing news! 

This is great news!  As a partner, when will we see the updates to our certifications in the enablement portal?

Kat Marketplace Partner Dec 10, 2019

@Lisa Schaffer - the email I received today said the updates would show in the next 24 hours.

Danny Community Leader Dec 10, 2019

Excellent news

Fazila Ashraf Community Leader Dec 11, 2019

Wonderful! This will encourage people to take more tests..

Ravi Sagar Community Leader Dec 11, 2019

Oh wow this is great news.

Good news indeed!!

Really Great News...

And now Certification Exams and Prep Courses cost less, too! 🙌 Read here

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Hana Kučerová Community Leader Dec 21, 2019

Great news!

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Fahad Siddiqui Community Leader Dec 23, 2019

I am trying to book exam but getting this message "Your cart contains
voucher only exams. Please enter your voucher code to proceed."? can someone help on this.

Like Partha Mandayam likes this

Wow, these are better than Thanks Giving Gifts!

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Great Atlassian! Thanks so much!

Benjamin Community Leader Apr 27, 2020

This a great feature of the. program to extend our own certification validity.

Great Atlassian Team! Thanks so much!

I can't wait to learn new information. How exciting!

Thank you so much Atlassian for this opportunity !

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