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Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals & Professional Certifications For 2019

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

You know Financial Edge NXT inside and out. But can you prove it? Blackbaud certification in Financial Edge NXT 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 to recognize student achievement and help validate product knowledge. We provide these development opportunities to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence.

Fundamentals Certification 

Ready to take the first step in proving your Financial Edge NXT product knowledge? 1e3c330bfd2526f822a904eddac384d6-huge-feStart the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Financial Edge NXT. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the Financial Edge NXT 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
Financial Edge NXT user.

Fundamentals Exam Recommended Courses

Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals—Structuring Your System

Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals—Managing Your Data
Professional Certification
Are you ready to take the next step?
Blackbaud University provides a secondary level of certification for Financial Edge NXT users. This Professional level of certification indicates a broader and deeper knowledge set. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are certified at the Professional level.

Eligibility for Professional certification requires prior Fundamentals certification.

Before attempting the Professional exam, we suggest being comfortable with the following topics. During the exam, you may use workbooks and notes from previous classes and you may also have your Blackbaud software open while taking the exam. To learn more about a topic or brush up on your skills, take the recommended courses for that topic. 
Certification Exam Topics Recommended Courses
Fixed Assets

Bonus: All recommended courses, exams, and certifications are included in Blackbaud University’s
Financial Edge NXT Learn More® and Learn Everything® training subscriptions! The opportunity to earn Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals and Professional certification is also included in the regional course Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals and Professional Certifications.

Action Item: Ready to test your skill? Click on the course names in this blog post to view the course descriptions and course abstracts.

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 a certification exam, you’ll receive a certificate and will be able to start promoting your certified designation:

  • Blackbaud Certified in Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals
  • Blackbaud Certified in Financial Edge NXT Professional

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 Financial Edge NXT 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 Cynthia Hurt on Jan 2, 2019 7:00 AM America/New_York

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Is it necessary to obtain an NXT Certification if you received the FE7 Certification? This of course is in order to continue classes.
  • Posted Thu 24 Jan 2019 04:15 PM EST