With its new certification program Google said its addressing the needs of IT professionals and resellers to differentiate their expertise and knowledge of Google Apps.
The Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist test, available starting today, is the first in a series of certifications Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has planned in the areas of sales, developer and support.
“Our customers want to recognize those users with the greatest expertise and our partners want a way to better differentiate themselves and their expertise to garner more clients,” Stephen Cho, director of Google’s Apps Channels, told InternetNews.com.
Google recommends the Deployment certification for IT professionals with 3-6 years of industry experience as well as for individuals who have completed at least three Google Apps for Business deployments. The search giant is also making online resources and study guides available.
The exams cost $100 which includes delivery of a webcam to take the exam online at a scheduled time. The multiple choice exams are monitored live by special proctors working for Google. Cho said the multiple choice exam tests specific knowhow and expertise in migration issues and related tasks.
DevX reports further details on the Deployment Specialist exam and the certification program.