Did you ever wonder why there are more people who claim to be certified than actually are certified?  Well, there are some folks who may stretch the truth.

Earning a certification is a big deal.  It takes time and effort.  Other you have to pass a rigorous examination.

Recently, the Open Group has begun to issue Badges that coresspond to the certifications you have earned at The Open Group.

These badges are issued by Pearson Acclaim.  Acclaim digital badges are part of an open badge solution.  The badges are accepted by a variety of certification and credentialing programs.

If you have already earned a certification from The Open Group, you probably already have a badge available.