G Suite Administrator

Certification Exam Guide

G Suite Administrator

Job Role Description

A G Suite Administrator should be able to configure and manage all aspects of a G Suite domain. This includes administering users, organizational units, groups, and access to services. The G Suite Administrator should also be able to manage security of the G Suite domain as well as mobile policies.

Certification Exam Guide

Section 1: Creating, deleting and administering users

1.1 Creating new users manually and in bulk

1.2 Administering users

  • renaming and moving users
  • adding and removing nicknames
  • suspending users

1.3 Deleting users

  • retaining data files for deleted users
  • restoring recently deleted users

1.4 Using System Roles to delegate administration duties to users in a domain, including custom administration roles

1.5 Administering passwords

  • resetting a user password
  • forcing the user to change their password
  • monitoring the strength of user passwords

Section 2: Configuring and managing organizational unit (OU) access to and settings for G Suite services

2.1 Configuring Drive and Docs

  • Sharing settings
  • Storage capacities

2.2 Configuring Calendar

  • group calendars
  • Calendar sharing options
  • Calendar delegation
  • resources

2.3 Configuring Sites

2.4 Configuring Google Groups

2.5 Configuring Google Hangouts

  • Hangouts Chat
  • Hangouts Meet

2.6 Configuring Vault

  • How retention works
  • Managing matters and reports

2.7 Configuring Additional Google Services and Marketplace apps and services

2.8 Configuring Google+

2.9 Configuring Keep

2.10 Configuring Cloud Search

2.11 Configuring Contacts

Section 3: Configuring and managing mail delivery, routing, and filtering

3.1 Configuring G Suite to manage mail routing

3.2 Managing approved or rejected sender lists and whitelisting senders by domain and IP addresses

3.3 Applying Google-recommended security practices to email

  • Transmitting mail via a secure connection
  • Configuring spam filters

3.4 Filtering messages based on general compliance settings, content, and attachment settings

3.5 Implementing Google recommended mail routing practices for dual delivery and direct delivery

3.6 Configuring and maintaining DNS records

  • MX Records
  • SPF
  • DKIM
  • DMARC

Section 4: Managing mobile and Chrome devices with Device Management

4.1 Configuring mobile sync protocols

  • Android Sync
  • iOS Sync
  • Google Sync

4.2 Configuring and enforcing mobile security policies for various mobile device platforms

4.3 Managing mobile devices

  • Native G Suite Mobile Device Management & Settings
  • Android for Work + EMM Solution Options ( eg Google & 3rd Party)
  • Application Management

4.4 Managing Chrome Devices

  • User settings
  • Application management

Section 5: Using reports to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize G Suite

5.1 Manipulate pre-built reports via filters. Considerations may include:

  • Usage activity
  • Audit reports
  • Account activity
  • Login activity

5.2 Create and manage alerts

Section 6: Configuring and managing security and privacy settings

6.1 Using exception groups to manage security options by organizational unit

6.2 Configuring authentication and authorization

  • 2-step verification
  • Single Sign On
  • Configuring SAML Apps
  • Managing Security Keys

6.3 Monitoring suspicious activity

6.4 Managing client access

  • Browser sessions
  • Browser support & strategy
  • Mobile authentication
  • IMAP / POP
  • Sync Clients

Section 7: Configuring and managing domains connected to your G Suite account

7.1 Verifying your domain for G Suite via one of the various domain verification options

7.2 Managing Multiple Domains

  • Adding a domain alias for your primary domain
  • Adding a separate secondary domain to your account
  • Whitelisting a trusted domain
  • Understand some of the limitations you face with multiple domains

7.3 Managing DNS records to access your G Suite domain settings

Section 8: Managing data migration

8.1 Managing mail migration

  • Size and complexity of your organization
  • Original data storage location
  • Choosing a Data Migration tool

8.2 Managing contacts migration

  • Size and complexity of your organization
  • Original data storage location
  • Choosing a Data Migration tool

8.3 Managing calendar migration

  • Size and complexity of your organization
  • Original data storage location
  • Choosing a Data Migration tool