Digital badges or a piece of paper?

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  1. JK2447
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    When I took my first IT exam in 2009, the Microsoft XP exam, I got my MCP certificate with Billy Gs signature on it and even a credit card saying Microsoft Certified Professional on it. Later I had the odd piece of paper with VMware or Steve Balmer on it but this all seems to have been replaced by Digital Badges and I wanted to get your opinion on what you like best?

    To be honest I’m delighted that I have an MCP with Bill Gates written on it but I love the new digital badges. Save the trees but apart from that, linked to my previous post about building your brand, you can share your badge on LinkedIn and twitter to showcase your skills because after all, as we all know, it’s hard graft getting these skills!

    What say thee?
     
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    I still have all my old paper certs somewhere in the house – as always good when they arrived as some of the certs did take some hard work especially working full time. 70-291 anyone? :)
     
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    Oh god don't I will have nightmares! I think I failed 291 twice!
     
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    70-291 was a nightmare but I remember 70-297(?) being a pain in the neck as that was the final exam for me to get MCSE. Failed it once as the whole case study thing totally caught me off guard – lol :)
     
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    Yeah I remember that one was solid. It was amazing to get that mcse tho wasn't it. Seven exams just for one cert! Well you got an MCP and MCSA on the way but still
     
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    I prefer the paper ones but most of my main certs still do both paper, card and digital badge. A few certs I have done just send a digital version of the certificate in PDF which I don't like just feels cheap.
     
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    Yes it's probably quite easy to modify a PDF version of a cert. I do like having a link where people can verify that my certs are legit. This is my VMware one, what do you think of these sorts of thing?https://www.certmetrics.com/vmware/public/transcript.aspx?transcript=8YMHTK4CK1V41B33
     
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    Yeah I like those also when hiring people if they use them and put them in there CV I prefer that as better then waiting till you want to hire them then doing all the checks.
     
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    Yeah totally. A good way for people to check you out. A good way for you to prove yourself. Ideal also if you lose your paper certs.
     
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