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Google Certification - Google Test
Google Advertising Exam
OK, to say I have been too preoccupied to write hubs is an understatement, the Google test or Adwords exam to be more accurate has been one of many things that has kept me busy. Many of my older friends here on Hubpages will know that I undertake Web and SEO consultancy as my main source of income and I have also started to work on a UK SEO portfolio site.
Anyhow, I heard about the Google certification test center when I was apply for Google Engage, I wanted the free Adwords coupons they provide for you to give your clients. The application for asked if I was Google certified, it was then that I decided to take the Adwords Fundamentals Exam.
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Google Advertising Professional
It was hard work but I passed the first exam with 87% and the required pass rate is 85%, you must complete the 113 questions in 2 hours. Depending on how much time you spend studying and how much experience you already have with Adwords, that is just over a minute allocated for each question.
I studied for about 5 days before taking the exam and I also paid £25 at ipassexam.com which has many similar questions to the real Google test. This is a good time to mention that each real exam costs $50 and you must pay each time you fail, but the benefits are worth it when you can state you are Google approved to an employer.
If you pass the Fundamentals exam you get a page which indicates you passed with you email address and name, but if you really want to be a Google Professional and have your own certicate and profile you need to pass one of the Advanced exams which I'm going to do next month when I have recovered and get paid again.
If you become a certified Adwords professional your details can be entered into Google's database allowing advertisers to search for and hire you to undertake their campaigns, you can also place a badge on your website which people can click to verify.
I am determined to press ahead and get this qualification, I print out the notes from the Google Learning Center and went through and highlighted topics I was rusty on. My advice for anybody taking the exams is to not panic when the interface loads and to not spend too long on each question.
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