Google today launched the "Google Apps Certification Program," which recognizes IT professionals for demonstrated abilities to sell, deploy, develop, and support Google Apps.
Available today globally, is the first of these certifications, the Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, which certifies IT professionals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills required to migrate to, configure, and deploy Google Apps.
Like Google Apps, this certification is 100% web -- any IT professional with a browser and an Internet connection can register to take the online proctored exam. It is available in English now, and will soon be available in additional languages.
"Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist exam certifies IT professionals who demonstrate the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deploy, configure, and migrate to Google Apps for Business.
Candidates who pass the exam receive the Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist certificate and badge."
Prerequisites: Before taking the exam, it's recommended that a candidate have a minimum of 3-6 years of professional IT experience, and complete at least 3 Google Apps for Business deployments. The deployments should require some technical complexity and significant data integration and migration work. You should be experienced with the use of Google Apps Directory Sync and server side migration tools, such as Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange.
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