G Suite certification

Certification exam guide

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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