G Suite certification

Certification Exam Guide

G Suite

Evaluate your readiness to successfully complete the G Suite certification exam. Remember that hands-on experience is the best preparation!

Review the exam guide below, for a detailed look at the topics and tasks that may appear on the exam.

Certification Exam Guide

Section 1: Using Drive

1.1 Managing files. Considerations include:

  • Copying
  • Moving to trash
  • Downloading to hard drive
  • Uploading from hard drive

1.2 Creating and managing folders. Considerations include:

  • Moving
  • Renaming
  • Removing (moving to trash)
  • Uploading folders from hard drive

1.3 Locating files. Methods include:

  • Search
  • Recent
  • Shared with me
  • Computer and device sync settings

1.4 Changing display and settings. Settings include:

  • Grid or list view
  • File or folder details
  • Offline accessibility
  • Notifications (adding content, delete a file)
  • Folder activity (for example, last modified date)

1.5 Sharing files and folders. Options include:

  • Add to My Drive
  • Assign or removing ownership
  • Permission settings (Off, Folders: organize, add, edit; view only; Docs: edit, comment, view)
  • Sharing notifications
  • Publish to web

Section 2: Using Gmail

2.1 Personalizing settings

  • Set vacation responder
  • Desktop notifications
  • Language and Display preferences

2.2 Managing your inbox. Considerations include:

  • Applying filters and blocking addresses
  • Archiving messages
  • Mute
  • Multiple inboxes

2.3 Managing and communicating with contacts. Considerations include:

  • Composing, replying/reply all, forwarding email messages, CCing, BCCing
  • Launching a text chat
  • Launching a video call
  • Sharing files (attaching or linking)
  • Inserting image

2.4 Locating messages

  • Searching and sorting your inbox
  • Sent messages
  • Drafts

2.5 Using Gmail Offline.

Section 3: Using Hangouts Meet

3.1 Scheduling a Hangout

3.2 Launching a Hangout

3.3 Presenting your screen in a Hangout

3.4 Managing sound, video and bandwidth. Actions include:

  • Muting microphone
  • Turning camera off
  • Reducing bandwidth

Managing meetings with Hangouts. Features include:

  • Dialing in
  • Inviting users
  • Hangouts chat
  • Muting other users
  • Ejecting users

Section 4: Working in Docs

4.1 Setting up pages. Factors include:

  • Page size, orientation and color
  • Adding footers, headers, and page numbers
  • Adding Table of Contents

4.2 Inserting non-text elements. Elements include:

  • Images
  • Tables
  • External links
  • In Doc linking
  • Bookmarks

4.3 Changing text attributes. Attributes include:

  • Font
  • Font size
  • Text and highlight color
  • Bold, italic, underline

4.4 Formatting text blocks. Attributes include:

  • Paragraph styles
  • Alignment
  • Line and paragraph spacing
  • Columns
  • Numbering and bullets

4.5 Using content management tools. Tools include:

  • Spelling
  • Personal dictionary

4.6 Inserting and editing tables. Actions include:

  • Creating/deleting tables
  • Inserting/deleting rows and columns
  • Managing table properties, such as color, border, dimensions, and alignment

4.7 Collaborating and sharing in Docs. Considerations include:

  • Comments
  • Editing
  • Suggesting
  • Revision history

4.8 Download as

Section 5: Working in Sheets

5.1 Managing values, rows, cells or columns. Considerations include:

  • Adding
  • Deleting
  • Freezing
  • Inserting

5.2 Formatting sheets and cells. Considerations include:

  • Bolding and italicizing
  • Merging cells
  • Text wrapping
  • Fill color
  • Borders
  • Data validation
  • Alignment
  • Fonts
  • Font size
  • Date formats
  • Currency
  • Adding, deleting, copying, copy to…, and renaming sheets

5.3 Inserting non-text elements. Elements include:

  • Charts
  • Images
  • Links
  • Forms
  • Drawings

5.4 Using functions. Basic tools and functions include:

  • Function list
  • SUM
  • AVERAGE
  • MIN
  • MAX
  • COUNT

5.5 Managing and transforming data. Considerations include:

  • Conditional formatting
  • Naming, sorting, and protecting sheets and ranges
  • Creating filters and filter views
  • Validating data
  • Protecting sheets
  • Creating and modifying charts

5.6 Collaborating and sharing in Sheets. Considerations include:

  • Comments
  • Revision history
  • Download as

5.7 Importing and converting from other file types. File types include:

  • .csv
  • .xls

Section 6: Working in Slides

6.1 Building a presentation. Considerations include:

  • Adding, copying, deleting slides
  • Apply layouts and themes
  • Presenter notes
  • Creating animations
  • Copy and paste slides and adjust to destination formatting
  • Linking slides

6.2 Working with text. Factors include:

  • Inserting text blocks
  • Font
  • Font size
  • Text and highlight color
  • Bold, italic, underline
  • Setting capitalization

6.3 Working with non-text elements. Actions include inserting and working with:

  • Images
  • Charts
  • Diagrams
  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Tables
  • Slide numbers
  • Videos

6.4 Arranging objects. Actions include:

  • Sending to front or back
  • Group/ungroup
  • Alignment
  • Rotation
  • Distribute
  • Snap-to guiding lines
  • Resizing

6.5 Sharing a presentation. Considerations include:

  • Presenter view
  • Print settings and preview
  • Publish to web