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.