Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

Summary: Google has created a mechanism for endorsing its resellers of Google Apps products.In a blog post, the company said that it has launched the Google Apps Certification Program, one which allows IT professionals to identify themselves as those "who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills required to migrate to, configure, and deploy Google Apps.

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Google has created a mechanism for endorsing its resellers of Google Apps products.

In a blog post, the company said that it has launched the Google Apps Certification Program, one which allows IT professionals to identify themselves as those "who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills required to migrate to, configure, and deploy Google Apps."

Becoming certified actually involves an online exam that resellers must take to prove that they are knowledgable about Google Apps. In its post, the company quotes Jon Hallett, CEO of Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps Authorized Reseller. He said:

As we continue to build out our global Google Apps practice, it is essential for us to differentiate ourselves and to gain recognition for the great depth of Apps expertise we have developed with so many customers. The Google Apps Certification Program will help generate new client interest by highlighting our commitment to offering the highest-value consulting services to the market.

Topics: Cloud, Apps, Google

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  • RE: Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

    LOL this certification has FAIL written all over it.
    Loverock Davidson
  • RE: Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

    For once a company takes certification seriously. Nice job Google.
    choyongpil
  • RE: Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

    Wow, this looks like it is aimed straight at the enterprise! I might look at this to go along with my SCCM stuff.
    slickjim
  • So, it's a test that on one day you had one competent guy?

    Why not certify if the _app_ is written/designed decently, as opposed to "certifying" an entire company based on proving that on one particular day they somehow had access to one person who could pass a skill test?

    How long before a small group of "we'll pass the test for you" consultants comes into existence?
    spark555
  • RE: Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

    I don't think so.
    james347
  • RE: Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

    I think it's a great & needed Step, I have seen to many poorly written apps making it to the Market, RIGHT ON GOOGLE!
    Rocky220
  • RE: Certification program endorses Google Apps resellers

    I couldn't find the passing marks for it anywhere? Any idea?
    jasrobb