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CREDENTIALS, international law. The instruments which authorize and establish a public minister in his character with the state or prince to whom they are addressed. If the state or prince receive the minister, he can be received only in the quality attributed to him in his credentials. They are, as it were, his letter of attorney, his mandate patent, mandatum manifestum. Vattel, liv. 4, c. 6, Sec. 76.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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At NEHA, we possess the attitude and are working on infrastructure that welcomes technology and increases our capacity to provide support and value to credential holders.
The theft of user credentials and their use in attacking other sites is now so widespread that it prompted precautions in the "Draft NIST Special Publication 800-63B Digital Identity Guidelines," that online account systems check their users' passwords against known spilled credential lists.
The research reveals that cybercriminals are increasingly turning to credential stuffing tools to automate attempts at account takeover.
Upon finishing the credential, they earn a seal on their diploma identifying them as a specialist high skills major (SHSM), and they also earn valuable industry credentials.
Now, Navy COOL can also provide credential funding for E-6 and above retiring with 20 years of service.
WidePoint Corporation (NYSE: WYY), a provider of managed mobility services (MMS) specializing in cyber security and telecommunications lifecycle management (TLM) solutions, has been approved to issue ECA PIV-I credentials after meeting the requirements of DoD and GSA, the company said.
ShiftHound administrators can define credential rules and requirements for each department and job type throughout a facility or organization.
If you have more than one of the same type of credential, for example, a MSN and BSN, list the highest education degree only (e.g., Nurse Doe, MSN, RN).
Credential is an umbrella term encompassing programs such as certifications, licensure, and accreditations that attest to an individual's qualification and competence as assessed by a third-party organization.
The educational credential is permanent - once you have earned it, it's yours for life.
The model also considers underlying issues such as the decision of the nurse to pursue a credential and the question of what "dose" of credentialing is needed to measurably improve outcomes.
In addition to the ambiguity surrounding the definition of a credential, there is also confusion about the value of an industry credential.