What’s a Qwiklabs Quest?

Completing a Qwiklabs Quest and earning a badge is a huge accomplishment – and one you should be proud of. When you finish a Qwiklabs Quest by successfully completing all of the lab requirements, you earn a badge. Your badge demonstrates to the world that you mastered a skill set with Amazon Web Services. Not only that, you have real, hands-on experience with the AWS Console.

 

Whether you earn a badge on your own or your employer (or school, or any other group) sponsors your Qwiklabs learning activities, your badge is undeniably yours. You earned it! And you should share it as part of your professional accomplishments.

Here’s how to share your badge: 

1. Log in here: https://www.qwikLABS.com

2. At the top of your qwikLABS dashboard, click the Badges tab. create-profile.png

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 + button to add one.

4. Decide what details you want to share in your public profile.

5. Click Share.

Your public profile will always show:

  • badgelink.pngYour First and Last name according to what you listed in your qwikLABS account
  • Your gravatar.com photo if you have one (if you are uncomfortable sharing this, you can disconnect your gravatar account)
  • Total lab hours
  • Number of labs taken
  • And of course, your badges!

If you select the option to “show user details”, your public profile can also show:

  • Company name
  • Email address

Click here to see an example of a badge that has been shared publicly.

LI-cert-view.pngBadges & online profiles
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 Serverless Web Apps using Amazon DynamoDB badge as a “Certification” on my LinkedIn profile. The badge is listed on my profile as a link, and people can click it to see my badge in qwikLABS (important, because qwikLABS is the “certification authority).

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!