I have moved several times as an adult. Each move has started out much the same: I am charged with a burst of energy to reorganize and evaluate all my worldly possessions. I purge and develop a unique color-coded system to organize boxes. I tell myself, “This move will be different! It won’t be stressful!” But life happens, and inevitably as the big day arrives I find myself throwing random items into boxes (those juice glasses don’t need to be wrapped in newspaper, we can just put them in this bin of baby clothes!) and then dumping said boxes into a spare room of my new abode to be dealt with later.

Maybe you have not physically moved recently, but have you embarked on a digital migration or move? Often when moving to a new database or school year, you start off with great organization intentions (just like me). But as reality sets in and timelines rapidly progress, you fall into a similar practice of dumping everything into the database to be organized and evaluated later.

The good news is that Blackbaud’s education management portfolio has several new data imports that can help you feel less overwhelmed when sorting through and organizing your school’s data. Use this robust tool to add large quantities of new, clean data to your system, or to quickly and efficiently update and tidy up data that you are already storing.
Want to learn more about the data import process as well as tips and tricks for working with large data files? Register today for the new Blackbaud University course, K–12 Core: Importing Data.

Good news for Blackbaud Learn® training subscribers! If your school has a Learn More subscription, this class is included. Not a subscriber? Find out how a Learn subscription can help develop efficiency and build skills for every user of your system.

Education Edge Fundamentals Certification For 2019

Great New Year’s news—Blackbaud University 2019 Certification is available now!

You know Education Edge inside and out. But can you prove it? Blackbaud certification in Education Edge is the best way to demonstrate your level of product mastery. If you’re ready to prove what you know, get certified!

Blackbaud University offers certified learning opportunities that recognize student achievement and help validate product knowledge. We provide these development opportunities to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence. 


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Ready to prove your Education Edge product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Education Edge. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the Education Edge Fundamentals Exam.

If you have previously taken the Fundamentals courses, or feel you have the necessary product skills and knowledge, you may proceed to the exam. You may use workbooks and notes from previous classes and you may also have your Blackbaud software open while taking the exam. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Fundamentals certified. Passing this exam enables access to all courses for which the Fundamentals series is a prerequisite. Fundamentals certification is a great milestone for every Education Edge user.

Fundamentals Exam Recommended Courses
Education Edge: Fundamentals—Overview
Education Edge: Fundamentals—Records

Bonus: All recommended courses and the Education Edge Fundamentals certification exam are included in Blackbaud University’s Education Edge Learn More® and Learn Everything® training subscriptions!

Certification Credentials 
When you achieve accreditation, you join a savvy community of professionals who are Blackbaud experts, and you attain credentials recognized as the industry standard. Blackbaud Certification validates your credentials, enhances your resume, and helps advance your career.

Bonus: When you pass your certification exam, you’ll receive a certificate and will be able to start promoting your Certified designation:
  • Blackbaud Certified in Education Edge Fundamentals
You will also receive an email from Blackbaud with a link to download the certification seal to share on social media pages, and a small digital icon to use on your business cards, resume, and email signature. You can even promote your certification status with a badge on your Blackbaud Community profile!

No Expiration
Every certification identifies the year it was achieved. There is no expiration on a certification, but the year gives context to when the title was achieved. We encourage students to periodically renew certification in order to reflect updates in the product platforms. You can use your certification as exemption from Education Edge instructor-led prerequisite courses for a full three years after certification date.

No Course Requirement
We want you to pass your certification examination; we therefore recommend specific courses be taken before attempting certification. However, if you feel you possess skills and knowledge strong enough to pass an exam, we encourage you to take the exam without taking the recommended courses. To learn what topics are covered in a recommended course (and in the associated certification exam), please review the course Abstract.



 
Posted by Keeley Nutile on Jan 2, 2019 7:20 AM America/New_York

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Hi! Is this exam not included in the Blackbaud University subscription? It looks like the system wants to charge me $100 for the exam. Is that right? Thanks. Barb
  • Posted Wed 09 Jan 2019 08:01 AM EST
Hey Barbara Gill‍! The exam is included in the Learn More subscription. Do you know which Learn your school has? Do you know when it expires? TrainingHelp@blackbaud.com can help answer those questions if needed.
 
  • Posted Wed 09 Jan 2019 09:15 AM EST
Thank you, LeAnn Drake! I emailed training help.
  • Posted Wed 09 Jan 2019 10:09 AM EST

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