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Google Apps certified

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by adencool, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. adencool

    adencool Bit Poster

    Google is offering certification to IT professionals who can show their skills in flogging, installing and maintaining the search giant's online applications.

    First out of the blocks is the Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist badge for people who can move data to, configure and deploy Google Apps.

    good things:
    cost $100 + webcam $45
    can test at home!

    bad things:
    need to test annually!

    i like googles idea of testing at home i.e. removing prometric / vue is a good idea, i hope more vendors take this up
    Certifications: HNC,Mcdst,MCITP:SA,MCTS,MCSA
    WIP: mcitp:ea
  2. adencool

    adencool Bit Poster

    forgot link

    Certifications: HNC,Mcdst,MCITP:SA,MCTS,MCSA
    WIP: mcitp:ea
  3. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    Hmm, interesting.

    So the webcam is for them to monitor you to make sure you're not blagging it?

    But i could in theory point the webcam at me - have somebody sat out of camera view with another laptop looking up any answers on the internet! or even VNC onto my laptop and watch the screen then answer lol

    Be interesting to see how they "Lock down" your computer, i think test's should stay in test centre's - an actual exam enviornment.
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  4. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Kilobyte Poster

    Don't think I would sit the exam unless the boss pays for it but I'll have a look at those study guides and courses. Thanks for the link!
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCDST, CCENT, MCTS: Win 7 Configuring, CCNA
  5. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    Can't see much need for this to be honest.
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  6. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Agreed. Prometric and VUE aren't perfect... but I'd much prefer keeping exams proctored to protect what integrity remains of the certification programs.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

    Sounds pretty cool. We have rolled out the Google Apps Trial for Businesses at the place I am working at the moment. Getting to grips with it, but some of the applications seems pretty useful, and a lot better than the bog standard webmail solution we are currently using!
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCSA: Office 365,, 70-410, 70-680
    WIP: PRINCE2 Foundation, MCSA: Server 2012, PRINCE2 Practioner

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