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Professional Collaboration Engineer

A Professional Collaboration Engineer transforms business objectives into tangible configurations, policies, and security practices as they relate to users, content, and integrations. Through their understanding of their organization's infrastructure, Collaboration Engineers enable people to work together, communicate and access data in a secure and efficient manner. Operating with an engineering and solutions mindset, they use tools, programming languages, and APIs to automate workflows. They look for opportunities to educate end users and increase operational efficiency while advocating for Google Workspace and the Google toolset.

Related job roles: IT systems administrator, cloud solutions engineer, enterprise collaboration engineer, systems engineer

The Professional Collaboration Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

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    Plan and implement Google Workspace authorization and access
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    Manage user, resource, and shared drive life cycles
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    Control and configure Google Workspace services
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    Configure and manage endpoint access
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    Monitor organizational operations
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    Advance Google Workspace adoption and collaboration

Also available in Japanese.

Registration for the Professional Collaboration Engineer beta exam will launch August 30. Registration for the current GA exam is closed during the beta period and will reopen in mid-October. Registrants of the beta exam should review the beta exam guide. If you registered to take the current GA version of the exam during the beta period, you will still take the current GA version of the exam.


About this certification exam

About the beta exam

Beta certification exams are newly developed assessments. We gather performance statistics on the questions and use these statistics to create the certification standards for the final exam.

Beta participants will be notified of their exam results within 6 to 8 weeks. You can pass the current GA exam or the beta exam to become a Google Cloud Certified – Professional Collaboration Engineer.

Why beta?

• Pass this exam to become Google Cloud Certified

• Save 40% on the cost of certification

• Vouchers are accepted for beta exam attemptsGet exclusive Google-branded apparel

• Beta exam attempts do not count toward the total number of allowable exam attempts

• Refer to our FAQs for more details

Specifics about the beta

Length: 4 hours

Registration fee: $120 USD (40% discount on retail price of $200 USD) (plus tax where applicable)

Language: English

Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select

Exam Delivery Method:

a) Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location, review the online testing requirements.

b) Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center, locate a test center near you.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ year Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) administration experience.

About the Current GA exam

Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)

Languages: English, Japanese

Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select

Exam Delivery Method:

a) Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location. Review the online testing requirements.

b) Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center. Locate a test center near you.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ year Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) administration experience.

Exam overview

1. Review the exam guide

The exam guide contains a complete list of topics that may be included on the exam. Review the exam guide to determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam.

2. Training

3. Sample questions

Review sample questions to familiarize yourself with the format of exam questions and example content that may be covered on the Collaboration Engineer exam.

4. Schedule your exam

Register and select the option to take the exam remotely or at a nearby testing center.

Review exam terms and conditions and data sharing policies.