It takes time and effort to become certified in anything, but looking at what your certificants are up to? That should be a quick and effortless experience. We know how long it can take to get your data all in one spot (and don’t even mention the time you spend getting meaningful results from it!) .

You deserve better reporting, and you deserve it now. So why wait? We’d love to introduce you to our brand new member of the Cobalt Power BI dashboard family: the Certification Snapshot Dashboard!

Like the rest of our Power BI Dashboard suite, this dashboard is designed to do the heavy lifting for you so that you can focus your time on being the certifiably awesome superstar you are. This report allows you to see, year to date, the number of certifications being held, the history of candidate joins and renewals, and how long those certifications are being held for. That’s not even including the multiple filter options for you to use, to get the information you need.

Why?

You have high standards for your certificants; it only makes sense that your reporting is of an equally high-caliber. Don’t settle for hard-to-create and challenging-to-read reports. We made the Certification Snapshot dashboard so that you can report on your certification trends with ease. This dashboard is intended to be your starting point for in-depth reporting and analytics about your certification program.

Your data already contains the answers you’re looking for: let the Certification Snapshot dashboard show them to you.

Got Questions?

The dashboard has answers to these questions and more:

  1. How many total active certifications do we have?  
  2. How long do the certificants typically hold certification for?  
  3. Do we have any trends based on the certification type average tenure history? Does it mean we should advertise the value of certification more, change any recertification rules, and different pathways, or offer more continuing education options to prolong certification tenure for certain certification types?   
  4. How many candidates became certified this year?   
  5. How many certificants renewed their certification this year?   
  6. What are the most popular certification types and what are the specific counts of active certificants per certification type?   
  7. Do we have any trends based on the joins history and what should we expect next year?   
  8. Do we have any trends based on the renewal history and what should we expect next year?   
  9. Where are most of our certificants located and should we hold our next annual conference in this area, or should we target other regions instead to bring awareness?   
  10. Do we have any trends based on gender and should we adjust our benefits and marketing to target any specific groups?   
  11. Do we have any trends based on age and should we adjust our benefits and marketing to target any specific groups?  
  12. Do we have any trends based on education and should we adjust our benefits and marketing to target any specific groups?   

How Does it Work?

  • Users can add the Certification Snapshot dashboard for an immediate plug-and-play experience. No additional customizations needed, you can start using it right away.
  • Staff members can interact with the dashboard and filter using the visuals and additional filters. You and an interactive dashboard sound like a match made in heaven.

Want to learn more about this feature? Check out our release notes.