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adwords certification?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by darrensss, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    How hard is it to complete the google adwords certification?
    How much does it cost?
    How long does it take to complete? and how much time/effort is needed to becomer certified?
     
  2. icashmumbai20

    icashmumbai20 Newbie

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    Registration
    To register for the exams, sign up through the third-party site that we're using to administer the exam. In order to register, you'll need your candidate ID, which you can get from the My Exams tab of the Google Certified Partners site. After you complete the necessary registration information, you can take the exam immediately.

    Languages
    The exams are currently available in these languages.

    Costs
    Each exam costs US$50. If you're paying in currency other than U.S. dollars, your credit card company will automatically convert this charge into the equivalent in your local currency. This is a non-refundable expense, so make sure you want to take the exam when you register. You'll have to pay this cost each time you take the exam.

    Format
    The Fundamentals exam consists of a little over 100 questions of different types and has a time limit of two hours. Once you begin, you can't pause the timer. Therefore, it's important that you take the exam in a location where you won't be disturbed. If your computer shuts down or your browser window closes, the exam's time clock will continue. While you can resume the exam, the lost time can't be regained. If this should happen, please email googlesupport@testsys.com and describe your situation. Issues are reviewed with the test sponsor and handled on a case-by-case basis. A passing score for the Fundamentals exam is 85%
     
  3. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    I'm quite curious as well how difficult the test is and what kind of questions are asked.

    Anyone passed this? How long do you think it would take to learn the aspects needed to be certified?
     
  4. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    may be a little bit off topic - but it may help you.

    search for "Perry Marshalls Definative Guide to Adwords" it's available as a torrent if not shared here. (I think I posted it - so search my posts).

    It's full of all the usual "guru" shit, but I learned lots and my CTR's and ROI using adwords have increased incredibly.
     
  5. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    There is an easy way, and there is a tough way to clear the exam.

    The tough way is to clear them yourself :)

    The easy way is to pay me twice of what you need to pay for appearing in exam, and I clear them for you guaranteed :D
     
  6. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    Always fun to consider, but the real fun of it is to actually say you did it yourself. I'm more after the accomplishment rather than the additional certification on a resume.
     
  7. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    So let me get this right ... i Pay $50 to take the exam (2 hours and 100 questions)
    And if i fail i have to pay another $50.

    Do i need a live ad words campaign? i dont and have never used ad words for any of my clients so this is totally new to me.
    I kinda understand how it works but never used the ad words interface.

    So ...

    do i need a ad words campaign to get certified? or can i just pay to do the exam?

    what type of training do i need? do google offer this? or is it a case that i need to learn it myself before i take the exam? hence, have a live ad words campaign?
     
  8. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    Don't understand what you mean in the first point?

    To register for the exams, sign up through the third-party site that we're using to administer the exam.

    Why would i sign up via your website and not directly with google?

     
  9. jiggsaw

    jiggsaw Regular Member

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    Is there like a practice exam anywhere?
     
  10. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Thanks for this.
     
  11. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    Dude you Some of my friends took the test and certified one account. :)I think the best way is to invest a little to make it done. There are a lot of people who are doing this. So check it out in the other sections of this forum.
     
  12. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Anyone have a mock up of example questions ? Would be interested to see what it's like.
     
  13. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    It's actually free, there's a site you can go to (don't remember don't ask) that pays for you... Some educational deal. But to me it's not important, I can manage it myself just fine. But it would look nice on my resume, I work in a $100K-200K job field, and business owners droll over these kinds of simple things. Prob will take it later on, already have all my Microsoft certifications for word, excel, powerpoint, etc from way way back high school..
     
  14. nhinquattran

    nhinquattran Newbie

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    I can take the test for you with fee, just drop me a pm
     
  15. allseo

    allseo Newbie

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    Like everyone else said there are study courses and stuff out there. I have taken the test more than once (It expires every few years) and its definitely easier than the analytics test.
     
  16. NagpurDaMunda

    NagpurDaMunda Newbie

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    try this site - adwordscertificationhelp(.)org