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Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals & Financial Edge NXT Professional Certifications For 2020

You know Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT inside and out. But can you prove it? Blackbaud certification in Blackbaud 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.

Great New Year’s news—Blackbaud University 2020 Certification is available now!

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Ready to take the first step in proving your Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals Exam (search Training Central using the keyword 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. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Fundamentals certified. Passing this exam enables access to all courses for which the Fundamentals certification is a prerequisite. Fundamentals certification is a great milestone for every Blackbaud 
Financial Edge NXT user.

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals Exam recommended courses are listed under the Fundamentals section of the curriculum datasheet.
Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Structuring Your System
Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Managing Your Data

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

Before attempting the Professional exam, we suggest being comfortable with the following topics. To learn more about a topic or brush up on your skills, take the recommended courses for that topic.
Certification Exam Topics Recommended Courses Listed on the
Curriculum Datasheet
Reports Topic
  • Financial Edge NXT: Creating Reports
  • Financial Edge NXT: Audience Focused Financial Statements
Budgets Topic
  • Financial Edge NXT: Building Budgets
Payables Topic
  • Financial Edge NXT: Processing Payables
Fixed Assets Topic
  • Financial Edge NXT: Tracking Fixed Assets
Receivables Topic
  • Financial Edge: Processing Receivables
Bonus: The Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals certification exam is free to all users. Additionally, Blackbaud University Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Learn More® and Learn Everything® training subscribers have the recommended courses, exams, and certifications included in their subscriptions! The opportunity to earn Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals and Professional certification is also included in the regional course Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals and Professional Certification (listed under the Regionals section of the curriculum datasheet).

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 Professional designation. 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 Blackbaud 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 Mary Aquino on Jan 1, 2020 6:00 AM America/New_York

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Important and pertinent knowledge plus you get a cool badge and announcement in the Community.
  • Posted Mon 06 Jan 2020 04:45 PM EST
I thought I was the only one that liked the cool community badge. Sadly, I don't get to announce my own name in the blog :-)
  • Posted Tue 07 Jan 2020 07:39 AM EST