How to show your Qwiklabs badge – and get away with it

Completing a Qwiklabs Quest and earning a badge is a huge accomplishment – and one you should be proud of. When you earn a badge, you demonstrate to the world that you mastered a skill set with Google Cloud Platform. Not only that, you have real, hands-on experience with Google Cloud Console. Whether you earn a badge on your own or your employer sponsors your Qwiklabs lab work, your badge is undeniably yours. You earned it! 

By default, your badge is not public when you first earn it. You maintain total control of what information is shared, when, and how. You can post a link to your badge anywhere you want (online profiles like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you can send links to badges through email, and you can even copy/paste a link onto your resume. But first, you have to choose what information to share and make your badge public!

How to share your badge publicly

    1. Log in to: https://www.google.qwiklabs.com
    2. Click on View Public Profile at the top right hand corner
    3. If you already have a public profile, you will see it on the Badges tab. If you do not have a public profile, click the Make Profile Public link:
    4. You’ll be able to share your profile publicly:

Your public profile will always show:

    1. Your First and Last name according to what you listed in your account
    2. Your photo if you have one (if you are uncomfortable sharing this, you don’t have to upload your photo)
    3. Number of labs taken
    4. Number of Quests completed
    5. And of course, your badges!

I shared my certification on LinkedIn and here’s what it looks like

There are a few different ways you can display your badges on your online profiles, and you can feel free to be creative with yours. I posted my Scientific Data Processing badge as a “Certification” on my LinkedIn profile. And here’s how it looks: When you edit your LinkedIn profile, you can add different types of information to your profile. I tried both “Course” and “Certification” and it seems like the latter works best for your Qwiklabs badge. On a resume, you can create a link to your badge, depending on the file format. It works pretty well for PDF, MS Word and HTML files.

Choose your next Quest – and when you earn your badge, don’t be shy about showing it off!

5 thoughts on “How to show your Qwiklabs badge – and get away with it”

  1. Is there a screenshot of how the badge looks on a LinkedIn page? or just a link to the badge is displayed?

    1. Good question. You would want to put a link on your LinkedIn page (or any other page) that would lead to your public qwikLABS profile.

  2. Hi

    I tried to put the url on my LinkedIn profile page, but it doesn’t show a proper and correct badge icon and neither it link to my qwiklab profile when click on it.

    Can you please advise further?

    Thanks

    Regards
    Han

    1. Hi Han, thx for sending your question along. I added a badge to my own LinkedIn profile as a “certification” — that seemed to work best (I tried a couple different ways). I updated this post with screenshots and links. Please feel free to check out how it looks. I hope this helps!

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