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Get Recognized for your Work on MVA with Degreed

Get Recognized for your Work on MVA with Degreed

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Here at MVA it’s one of our guiding principles that “Your effort and accomplishments should be acknowledged, and we will celebrate your success.” So we are excited to announce that starting today, when you go to the Courses Completed tab on your MVA Dashboard you will notice a link to Degreed where you can create a profile that includes your MVA courses along with your formal education. We encourage you to include a link to your Degreed profile from anywhere you want to showcase all your experience, education and training.

It’s been great to connect with the team at Degreed, and in their own words, from developer Joel Lyons, here’s a little more about the new feature on MVA:

I attended a university in the early 1990’s, working on a Computer Science major.  That time period represented the rise of the Internet, and our industry was barely starting to understand what the world wanted from the web and how software needed to change to fit those demands.  Within the walls of the university, many of the classes I took were still focused on, what seemed to me, yesterday’s problems.  Don’t get me wrong, I learned some timeless principles of software design.  But when we consider how software has changed in the last twenty years, if the degree I received in the 90’s is the only representation of my education, I’m in big trouble!

The problem isn’t only about perishable skills.  How can someone who has gained considerable knowledge through non-traditional methods like online courses, open-source projects, or bootcamps get the formal recognition needed to get that job, that salary, that contract?  What is the alternative credential? 

Degreed is taking that challenge head on.  Degreed is “jailbreaking the degree” by giving you credit for all types of learning, and we’re excited to announce Microsoft has joined Degreed’s crusade.  Now, all your accomplishments at Microsoft Virtual Academy can be easily synced with your Degreed profile.  This is directly in line with MVA’s mantra of “Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving.” 

Degreed already helps you track and showcase your academic and lifelong learning and now, with the launch of the MVA partnership and integrations with sites like Pluralsight and Coderbits, Degreed is expanding to include your professional learning. 

Get recognized for your learning, all of it!

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  • Joerg, it is not US only. Here is the link degreed.com/.../microsoft-virtual-academy  If you scroll down to where your Learning Plan section is (under the bars with your ranking) there is a tab for Courses Completed and that is where you should find the Degreed link.

  • Hi , Do you plan to sync MVA profile with Linkedin ?

  • is it possible to show points earned on degreed on my MVA dash ?

  • Is it possible to add your Microsoft certifications?

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