The Google Workspace exam (formerly the G Suite Certification exam) was retired effective 1/1/2021. For more information, visit the Google Workspace Certification FAQs.

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:

  • Drive
  • Gmail
  • Google Meet
  • Docs
  • Sheets
  • Forms
  • 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