Google to Provide G Suite Certifications
Google is allowing students to get certified for G Suite applications to prepare them for college and the workforce.
Students ages 13 and up are getting the opportunity to get certifications for Google’s G Suite applications. Google is making the certifications that are already available to businesses and higher education available to students at the K-12 level.
Google has created a new version of its exams that allow students to show mastery of G Suite in their classrooms or school testing centers using ProctorU. The exam using real-world scenarios has been awarded a Seal of Alignment from ISTE.
Educators can register their class for the certification and students can earn the certifications for $37 per exam. Google is making an Exam Guide available for instructors and the use of the company’s free Applied Digital Skills curriculum with 11 ready-to-use lessons to help students practice their skills. Students will also be able to test their knowledge with the G Suite certification practice lab on Qwiklabs.
Educators can get certified to teach students on how to get use Google applications through the Google Certified Educator exams.
More information on how to register for the G Suite certifications process can be found here.
Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.
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