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Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) Certification

G Suite just got better — introducing Google Workspace. A Google Cloud certification in Google Workspace signals to employers that you possess the digital skills to work collaboratively and productively in a professional environment. By earning the Google Workspace certification, you prove your ability to complete common workplace activities using cloud-based tools to create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and files. You demonstrate that you can communicate effectively with email and online meeting solutions.

This exam verified proficiency in key features of the Google Workspace platform including Drive, Gmal, Google Meet, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.


The exam verified an individual's capacity in the following topics:

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

      3.5 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