Learn how the NI Badge Program can help you gain new skills, test your knowledge for free, and collect shareable digital badges.
The recently released NI Badges Program provides an easy tool for assessing your current understanding and proficiency in key product and application areas, and to guide your continuing education to expand your skills into new areas.
Learning Badges - Test your understanding of engineering fundamentals and best practices using NI products with free online assessments.
Professional Certification Badges - Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to create high-quality applications using NI software with an industry-recognized certification.
Community Advocacy Badges - Gain recognition for your technical leadership, participation, and contributions to the NI user community and ecosystem.
Learning Badges are the building blocks of the badges program, providing the opportunity for engineers to test their understanding of small sets of knowledge related to certain products or applications. Each badge consists of a multiple-choice assessment, as well as related learning materials that provide the information necessary in order to develop the knowledge pertaining to the badge.
Learning Paths, also called Level 2 badges, combine multiple badges into a development guide to achieve a specific learning objective, such as proficiency in using a product or understanding of an application development area.
Of particular interest to Alliance Partners at this time are the LabVIEW NXG Programming and the Test Principles learning paths.
The LabVIEW NXG Programming learning path provides a simple tool for partner engineers to become familiar with and test their understanding of the new LabVEW NXG environment. While many of the features and programming principles are similar to LabVIEW, it will be helpful to use the provided learning materials and related assessments to guide and test your learning of this new platform.
The LabVIEW NXG Programming learning path consist of four individual badges each of which must be achieved in order to receive this badge.
LabVIEW NXG Programming Learning Path Made Up of Four Learning Badges
The Test Principles learning path is focused on the fundamentals of developing basic test applications, and is a great tool to train and evaluate new developers and test engineers on their understanding of these basic principles. The Test Principles badge earner will have a foundational knowledge of test and measurement principles for use with a test platform.
Test Principles Learning Path with One Badge Completed
The Test Principles learning path is also a good example of other future application-focused learning paths that are currently in development. These learning paths can help team leaders and Learning & Development managers guide their teams on their continuing education efforts.
We encourage and invite all partner engineers to take advantage of these new training resources and use them to guide your ongoing development on the NI platform.
authored by Christian L, CLA Applications Engineering Senior Manager - Automotive and Transportation National Instruments - Austin, TX