What are Certifications?

Certifications are specific credentials conferred upon an individual to substantiate his competence to perform a specific job. A certification is a document that shows that you have been educated, trained, and are well equipped to meet certain criteria required to perform a certain role. This document is awarded to an individual only if he has cleared the assessments required and administered by an authorized third-party institution.

Professional certifications help individuals to advance in their careers, specifically in specialized industries such as information technology, human resources, and accounting. All certifications are not on an equal level, but they provide its bearer with the assurance of professional competence apart from the professional degree or work experience gained.

Certification is not a replacement but complements your education or professional experience. Certification is the designation that you earn and can put alongside your name to distinguish certified professionals from their uncertified counterparts.

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Benefits of Certification

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A certification is proof of the effort and dedication of an individual towards his profession and verifies that he is well-trained to effectively utilize the tools of the industry. By taking the efforts to obtain the certification, one can show future employers that he is a valuable resource to his company. The main advantages of holding a valid certification are:

  • Competitive Advantage over peers

  • Enhance skills and knowledge

  • Improves professional credibility

  • Efficiency in tasks

  • Improved earning potential

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Types of Certifications
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The broad classification of certifications are as follows:

Corporate Certifications These are internal certifications offered by a corporation for a specific purpose within the company and typically not transferable to other organizations. E.g.- Enterprise Management Training Certification, Pilot Management Development Certification and so on.

Product Specific Certifications These are specific to certain roles or products intended to be held by a user for specific products across companies. This type of certification is common in the IT sector where professionals work with software and hardware products.

Professional Certification This certification is portable to where the individual may work. E.g.- CPA, CFA, and so on.

What is an eLearning Certificate?
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In eLearning, certificates are a great way to offer immediate feedback to the students. We incorporate the online certification management in our LMS to verify that the student has successfully completed the course and has gained the specific skill set. The Human Resources professionals typically assign the certificates within the LMS as a marking for their learning experience including the grade earned, time taken to complete it and the date they completed it.

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How to use Certification Feature in LMS
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The certification feature in an LMS makes eLearning more competitive as the e-Learners get due credit for their success. Our LMS with the certification management functionality allows the user to customize templates, assign them to specific users and courses. A certificate is associated with the specific course and then it is awarded to all the users who have completed the course. The certification management functionality in our LMS includes:

  • Creation of new eLearning certificates

  • Managing dates of certificates

  • Creating and downloading an online certificate

  • Viewing the issued certificate

  • Associating a certificate with a course

Types of Certifications in eLearning
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Some of the types of eLearning certifications that can be generated by our LMS are:
  • Certification as a Marketing AgentThis certification holds immense value for adult learners and can be a compelling addition to your portfolio.

  • Certification of AchievementThese certificates establish that the learners have reached their learning goals

  • Certification of CompletionThis certificate recognizes the successful completion of a course enrolled by the individual. This adds value to the learner certifying his self-discipline and hard work.

  • Certification of Award or TitleThis certificate is evidence that the learner is capable, proficient, and suited to work with the designated title in a professional capacity.

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Certification management is a time-consuming task for organizations. Using an LMS to manage this entire process will make it simplified and hassle-free.

What is eLearning?

  • E-Learning allows the online delivery of training with real-time tracking of training analytics, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods.

What is an LMS?

  • E-Learning allows the online delivery of training with real-time tracking of training analytics, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods.

SCORM, AICC & XAPI

  • SCORM and AICC are an international standard for tracking E-Learning activities. xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) is the Learning Objects new standard. The Gyrus Learning Management System supports both of these standards.