Can anyone please clarify, how the connection between Atlassian Community and the Certification Portal works?
Here is the situation:
I have a registered account on the Certification Portal and there're two emails in the "Affiliation" section:
1. work email and
2. personal email
The personal email is the same as for my current (this) account. However, when I try to open a community page after signing up to Certification Portal, it opens with a new account where my work email is used.
This is a little bit confusing.
And another thing concerns badges. In the Certification Portal there's a "Digital Badges" setting, where I can enable my Badge Identity. What email is better to be placed there? Are badges on the Certification Portal somehow connected with Badges in Attlassian Community?
I haven't been able to find the answers.
Hello all, thank you for these great questions.
In the Certification Portal, your personal email is primary. We also request your work email; if you are a solution partner, you must populate the work email field to ensure your Certifications are properly mapped to your organization.
Why is personal email primary? Because people change jobs, and it's easy to forget to update a work email address everywhere. We send system-generated reminders to inform you when your certification needs renewal, and one-off emails to inform you of things of particular interest to ACPs. Your personal email gives us the greatest chance of finding you if you've had job changes.
For every credential you earn in the Atlassian Certification Program, you're awarded a 'digital badge' that you can use to share your credential online. We can't yet share Certification digital badges to Community, but please be assured that this is a priority for us and we are working on making it possible.
To your questions -- "when I try to open a community page after signing up to Certification Portal, it opens with a new account where my work email is used". The Certification Portal and Community are not integrated, so you can be signed on to each with a different email.
"In the Certification Portal there's a "Digital Badges" setting, where I can enable my Badge Identity. What email is better to be placed there? " -- the email is to facilitate the sharing of your Certification digital badges to LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.
I have wondered a similar thing and I have the added complexity of having an Atlassian Solutions partner login. I hope the certifications I earn can be "seen" everywhere I need them to be seen. Let's hope an accreditation/certification expert can answer us soon.
If you wish to b contacted by us using your work email, you can put your work email in the Personal Email field. We don't recommend this, because we may not be able to contact you if you change jobs. There is a Work Email field, but we don't use it for system emails such as reminders about your certification due dates, etc.
In the certification portal, you can associate digital badges in your email signature with any email address you like.
Add digital badges to your email signature
Specially encoded digital badges represent your credentials in your email signature; when viewers click the shared badge icon, they will link directly to the Atlassian Certification database, and a 'verification' window will pop up showing details about your credential.