G Suite Certification

  • Certification exam guide

    Evaluate your readiness to successfully complete the G Suite certification exam. Remember that hands-on experience is the best preparation!

    Review the exam guide below for a detailed look at the topics and tasks that may appear on the exam.

    1. Using Drive

     

    1.1 Managing files. Considerations include:

        • Copying
        • Moving to trash
        • Downloading to hard drive
        • Uploading from hard drive

    1.2 Creating and managing folders. Considerations include:

        • Moving
        • Renaming
        • Removing (moving to trash)
        • Uploading folders from hard drive

    1.3 Locating files. Methods include:

        • Search
        • Recent
        • Shared with me
        • Computer and device sync settings

    1.4 Changing display and settings. Settings include:

        • Grid or list view
        • File or folder details
        • Offline accessibility
        • Notifications (adding content, delete a file)
        • Folder activity (for example, last modified date)

    1.5 Sharing files and folders. Options include:

        • Add to My Drive
        • Assign or removing ownership
        • Permission settings (Off, Folders: organize, add, edit; view only; Docs: edit, comment, view)
        • Sharing notifications
        • Publish to web

     

    2. Using Gmail

     

    2.1 Personalizing settings

        • Set vacation responder
        • Desktop notifications
        • Language and Display preferences

    2.2 Managing your inbox. Considerations include:

        • Applying filters and blocking addresses
        • Archiving messages
        • Mute
        • Multiple inboxes

    2.3 Managing and communicating with contacts. Considerations include:

        • Composing, replying/reply all, forwarding email messages, CCing, BCCing
        • Launching a text chat
        • Launching a video call
        • Sharing files (attaching or linking)
        • Inserting image

    2.4 Locating messages

        • Searching and sorting your inbox
        • Sent messages
        • Drafts

    2.5 Using Gmail Offline.

     

    3. Using Hangouts Meet

     

    3.1 Scheduling a Hangout

    3.2 Launching a Hangout

    3.3 Presenting your screen in a Hangout

    3.4 Managing sound, video and bandwidth. Actions include:

        • Muting microphone
        • Turning camera off
        • Reducing bandwidth

    Managing meetings with Hangouts. Features include:

        • Dialing in
        • Inviting users
        • Hangouts chat
        • Muting other users
        • Ejecting users

     

    4. Working in Docs

     

    4.1 Setting up pages. Factors include:

        • Page size, orientation, and color
        • Adding footers, headers, and page numbers
        • Adding Table of Contents

    4.2 Inserting non-text elements. Elements include:

        • Images
        • Tables
        • External links
        • In Doc linking
        • Bookmarks

    4.3 Changing text attributes. Attributes include:

        • Font
        • Font size
        • Text and highlight color
        • Bold, italic, underline

    4.4 Formatting text blocks. Attributes include:

        • Paragraph styles
        • Alignment
        • Line and paragraph spacing
        • Columns
        • Numbering and bullets

    4.5 Using content management tools. Tools include:

        • Spelling
        • Personal dictionary

    4.6 Inserting and editing tables. Actions include:

        • Creating/deleting tables
        • Inserting/deleting rows and columns
        • Managing table properties, such as color, border, dimensions, and alignment

    4.7 Collaborating and sharing in Docs. Considerations include:

        • Comments
        • Editing
        • Suggesting
        • Revision history

    4.8 Download as

     

    5. Working in Sheets

     

    5.1 Managing values, rows, cells, or columns. Considerations include:

        • Adding
        • Deleting
        • Freezing
        • Inserting

    5.2 Formatting sheets and cells. Considerations include:

        • Bolding and italicizing
        • Merging cells
        • Text wrapping
        • Fill color
        • Borders
        • Data validation
        • Alignment
        • Fonts
        • Font size
        • Date formats
        • Currency
        • Adding, deleting, copying, copy to…, and renaming sheets

    5.3 Inserting non-text elements. Elements include:

        • Charts
        • Images
        • Links
        • Forms
        • Drawings

    5.4 Using functions. Basic tools and functions include:

        • Function list
        • SUM
        • AVERAGE
        • MIN
        • MAX
        • COUNT

    5.5 Managing and transforming data. Considerations include:

        • Conditional formatting
        • Naming, sorting, and protecting sheets and ranges
        • Creating filters and filter views
        • Validating data
        • Protecting sheets
        • Creating and modifying charts

    5.6 Collaborating and sharing in Sheets. Considerations include:

        • Comments
        • Revision history
        • Download as

    5.7 Importing and converting from other file types. File types include:

        • .csv
        • .xls

     

    6. Working in Slides

     

    6.1 Building a presentation. Considerations include:

        • Adding, copying, deleting slides
        • Apply layouts and themes
        • Presenter notes
        • Creating animations
        • Copy and paste slides and adjust to destination formatting
        • Linking slides

    6.2 Working with text. Factors include:

        • Inserting text blocks
        • Font
        • Font size
        • Text and highlight color
        • Bold, italic, underline
        • Setting capitalization

    6.3 Working with non-text elements. Actions include inserting and working with:

        • Images
        • Charts
        • Diagrams
        • Lines
        • Shapes
        • Tables
        • Slide numbers
        • Videos

    6.4 Arranging objects. Actions include:

        • Sending to front or back
        • Group/ungroup
        • Alignment
        • Rotation
        • Distribute
        • Snap-to guiding lines
        • Resizing

    6.5 Sharing a presentation. Considerations include:

      • Presenter view
      • Print settings and preview
      • Publish to web