Training and Certifications
Sharpen your skills and stay competitive with the G Suite Certification
As the world’s workforce becomes increasingly mobile, businesses are turning to cloud technology to modernize their IT and improve how their employees work together. Yet, according to Gartner, 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need for their jobs today (many of these skills require cloud competency).
We want to help people become more proficient in cloud-based productivity technology so that they can compete in the modern workplace. To help, we are introducing the G Suite certification.
About the G Suite Certification
The G Suite certification is an exam you can take to validate proficiency in G Suite productivity tools, such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Hangouts Meet. This two-hour exam is made up of multiple choice and performance-based questions that test your aptitude to work, communicate, and manage tasks using G Suite productivity and collaboration tools. You’ll demonstrate skills like how to manage files in Google Drive, create custom formatting in Docs, and how to merge or edit data within Sheets.
For those looking to stand out in the workplace, a certification can signify that you’re committed to improving digital skills and even set you up for success in a job search. It also can help HR managers quickly assess whether a candidate is qualified on a resume. You can choose to take the exam at one of our authorized testing centers or from the convenience of your home or office via remote proctoring.
Providing tools to help you succeed at work
As technology evolves rapidly, it can be tough for individuals to sharpen the skills they need to stay competitive in the workforce and incoming (and current) talent pools reflect this challenge. OpsRamp recently found that 94 percent of IT managers surveyed find it at least “somewhat difficult” to find candidates with the right cloud technology skills for their organizations.
At Google, we’re committed to delivering training that is affordable and accessible to all, including ways for individuals to increase digital literacy at their own pace—whether it’s learning more technical skills as a network engineer or developer or understanding the ins-and-outs of your work productivity apps. Read more about other Google Cloud resources that can increase your cloud competency in this blog post.
How to prepare for the G Suite certification
Real-world, hands-on experience is the best preparation for the G Suite certification exam, but we also offer resources to help you get up to speed. Here are some things you can do to prepare:
- Visit the G Suite certification page.
- Take the G Suite Certification Practice Lab on Qwiklabs to get familiar with the types of questions and exam structure.
- Explore the G Suite Learning Center for guides, tips, customer examples, and other G Suite training resources.
- Access interactive, self-paced G Suite lessons directly in your browser with the G Suite Training Chrome Extension. Download the extension in the Chrome webstore (or admins can install for their domains here).
- Take digital literacy courses at home or in a classroom with Applied Digital Skills by Google at no charge.
Take the exam today
We are hosting a Cloud OnAir webinar on February 8, 2019 at 9:45am PT to share more detail on the G Suite Certification. We’ll also provide a way for webinar attendees to win one of 100 vouchers to take the exam at no charge.
Once you’re ready to prove your G Suite chops, register to take the G Suite certification today.
And for students who are interested in taking the exam, stay tuned for options this summer and feel free to fill out this form in the meantime.