Tutorial: Understanding SkillDisplay Platform Basics

This short 4-step tutorial will introduce you to the most basic concepts of the SkillDisplay platform.

What is a Skill?

A skill is the smallest form of knowledge.

The description tells you what the skill is about.
The goals tell you what you have to achieve.
Resources lead to relevant source material.
Tags group different skills with certain labels.
Prerequisites are other skills you should already possess before attempting to acquire this skill.

A skill is designed in a way, that allows grasping the basic concept (not mastering it), in a maximum of 10 minutes

What is a SkillTree?

The SkillTree consists of connected knowledge (skills) in the form of a tree.

It describes the dependencies between certain skills. A SkillTree is a structure of all knowledge and can be separated into smaller, more specific SkillTrees.

What is a SkillSet?

A SkillSet is a group of skills in a SkillTree.

SkillSets can be created by a company, educational institution or a certifier based on existing skills. Those skills do not necessarily need to be connected. They can be created for internal trainings, school classes or as support for certification preparation.

On the SkillDisplay platform, every SkillSet has an overview, which shows all skills, along with the verification buttons.

What is a Verification?

Verifications are four ways to proof, what learners can do.
(The four buttons below are just for reference and are non-clickable)

The learner thinks he/she has the skill.

An educational institution confirms the skill.

An employer affirms the skill.

The learner passed the official certification exam.


Verify your abilities

You are ready to Self-verify the SkillDisplay basics! Unfortunately you don't seem to be a registered user yet. That can be fixed easily though.
Just head over to the registration and return when you are signed up to claim your verification!