How to Become a Google AdWords Certified Professional (Google Partner)

by Deepak Kanakaraju on June 22, 2014

Many people recently asked me how to become a Google AdWords certified professional. This post is going to show you how.

There is a bit of confusion in this arena because Google recently changed how the entire certification program works.

group of multiracial graduates holding diploma

Google AdWords certification is definitely a plus if you want to brand yourself as a PPC expert. (But keep in mind that passing this exam alone does not make you an expert). Read more about how to become a self made digital marketing expert.

Earlier, the test alone costed $50 to try and the process of the certificate issue was different. Now it is free to take the test. If you take the test and fail, there is a time period where you have to wait before you can give it a go again.

The entire certification program is now re-branded as ‘Google Partners‘. You can access the Google Partners website atΒ https://www.google.com/partners/

There are three exams available:

  • Advertising Fundamentals
  • Advanced Search
  • Advanced Display

You need to pass any two exams to become certified out of which fundamentals is mandatory. I passed the fundamentals and search.

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After you pass the exam and become certified, Google allows you to showcase it to the world. There is a printable version of the certificate which you can access from the Google Partners login. Here’s mine:

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You can also get a link which you can share online. This link will show your profile with the certification. If someone wants to verify it online they can. My online profile resides here. This link will be accessible for you from your Google Partners login under the My Profile page. Make sure that you turn the visibility into public so that others can see it.

For the purposes of simplicity I strongly recommend that you use the same Google account that you have for your Google+ profile/account.

And yeah, to prepare for the exam you need a study guide. The study guide for AdWords Certification is available here at Google Support Page. If you read through it patiently and have a descent memory power, you will be able to pass the exam easily.

All the best!

If you have any questions, let me know.

Update: I see a lot of questions below where many people are asking – “Should I be affiliated with a company to take the exam?” The answer is NO. You can take this exam as an individual. Visit this link (while being logged into your Google account) and click on See Exams.

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Pradyumna June 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Hi Deepak,

It is an excellent article. I have been meaning to do Adwords certification for a little time now. But, have found the context confusing. Thanks for throwing light. I am going to pursue this certification.

Thanks
Pradyumna
http://www.digitalabhyaas.com

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Deepak June 22, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Good to hear that πŸ™‚

All the best Pradyumna.

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Dipak Patel December 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Coming from non tech field, want to join IT or digital marketing field, where should I start from scratch and how long will take it to start working in this field. Can spare few hours daily to learn new for change in IT field. Which particular part would be good to start for new bee. I am ready to change my field, currently in USA
I will be waiting for your email reply
Thanks
Dipak Patel
Thanks

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Anshul January 16, 2016 at 12:09 am

Hi dipak
I think you are Looking to start your career in Marketing or Business generation. I would love to discuss further. Kindly drop an email on anshulkh.devil@gmail.com

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Timothy February 12, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Hi Anshul
I will drop my email too.

Ritesh Sharma June 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

Hi Deepak,
Thanks for sharing this usefull information, I am running a business where digital marketing and google adwords has the major role, can you plz telme how to register for this exams and how to prepare for it.
Thanks.
Ritesh

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Deepak June 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

You just need to login using your Google account into Google parters and get started with the exam. For preparation, I have included the link to the study guide in the article.

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avinash chaudhari January 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm

Hi Deepak,
Thanks for sharing this usefull information, I am running a business where digital marketing and google adwords has the major role, can you plz telme how to register for this exams and how to prepare for it.
Thanks.
avinash

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Aju varghese November 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

could you please give me the notes of this course for preparing the exams

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Cat Mario June 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

I got a mail from you and This is my first visit to your blog. Thank you very much for publishing this article this information is really helpful for every one and i will keep visit this blog

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Nida August 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Hi,

Can we register for the exam as an individual not being part of any media/advertising company?

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Deepak August 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Yes Nida, you can. In fact the program is designed for Individuals.

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brian May 6, 2015 at 1:59 am

How do we take the test as an individual without signing up for partners?

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MJ May 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

I also have the same question, I can’t find a way to sign up without being part of an agency.

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Connor June 1, 2015 at 9:09 pm

I’m having the same issue, I’d like to become certified as an individual with no tie to an agency.

Nancy August 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Hi Deepak,

Thanks for this useful information!

I see on your Adwords Certification above ‘valid through 18 November 2014’. Does this mean you are temporarily certified? Do you have to pass the exam again after a while to keep the certification?

Thanks!
Nancy

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Deepak August 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

Yes, it is valid only for a limited time. You have to take the exam again to stay updated on the changes and remain certified.

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Nancy August 18, 2014 at 2:23 am

Hi Deepak,

Thanks for your reply. This sounds kind of logical. Could you tell me around what time it is valid? Should I have in mind six months or more like two or three years?

Thanks again.
Nancy

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Deepak August 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

One exam is valid for 1 year and the other one is valid for 2 years. After it expires you can retake the exam and get another 1 year of validity. I guess you can let it go up to 3 months after expiration before you renew it. There is no hard rule for this. Someone looking at your profile to hire you wouldn’t really mind if your certificate expired last week. This certificate is just another feather in your cap.

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Nancy August 20, 2014 at 2:28 am

Thank you, Deepak!

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satyajit August 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Hi,

Thanks for this useful Info. I just want to know what to fill in My company section as my current company is not listed there.

Thanks
Satyajit

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Deepak August 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

You can just fill your company name.

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Abhishek August 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I clear both exams and eligible for the certificate but still i do not get the link from where i get my google adword certification so pls tell me how i get the link for certification

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Aamir September 2, 2014 at 12:35 am

Hi Deepak,

I want to get Google Fundamentals Certification please let me know the step by step process

My Skype ID aamirsayhi

Thanks
Aamir

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Niraj September 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

Hi
Dear Deepak thanks a lot for showing all of us the way to become google certified certificate. I want to ask you if any one is willing to join and he is very new to this field, he don’t know ABCD also what he need to move ahead. Did we need to take a class before giving exam or is there any study material available by that we can go thoroughly and prepare ourself to attend the exam. Suppose in that case how much time is required, not only this soo many questions are their with me please help me to getting this. Show me the way how to approach for exam and. Reach our goal

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Chaitanya September 5, 2014 at 11:36 am

Dear Deepak,

I am currently pursuing MBA Marketing, and our university in collaboration with Google is offering GCP program. Could you pls let me know how much this program will add value to my profile and whether the fees structure is around or more than Rs. 22000, would it be reasonable to put this investment.

Thanks…

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Deepak September 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

I am quite sure that having a Google Certification will add value to your profile. But the Google exam itself is free and if you attempt the exam once, do some 10-20 hours of study – you are sure to pass the exam in the 2nd attempt. I don’t think the training is worth Rs.22,000. Think carefully before investing.

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Neha Jain September 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Hi Deepak,

Your portal is of great help to any digital marketeer. You have done a great job! I would appreciate if you could help me figuring out how to add on more to my expertise. I have been working on Google Ad words for two years now. Somehow, I am not satisfied with the knowledge that i possess.

I know this note might sound little weird to you. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Thanks,
Neha

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Deepak September 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Hi Neha, I have been working with adwords for the past 5 years and I still have something new to learn every now and then. If you have any questions, just send me an email and I would reply with an answer if I am aware of it, else I will learn and we can learn it together.

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zartash July 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm

hey i wana know if there is any online courses for adwords? and what is the process for taking the exam?

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Sukeshna Pandit July 14, 2016 at 12:05 am

Not able to login for Google partners. They need a company name or agency for the login.

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Roopa, September 26, 2014 at 8:26 am

Hi,

I have cleared 2 tests 3days back but till now didnt get the link where i can see certification . please let me know what to do asap.

Thanks

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Ragani Kumari September 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Dear Deepak,
Thanks a lot for valuable information.
Please tell me can I login with other id for google certification.
Can I get your id so if I want to ask.

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sabari October 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

log in to google partners with ur google id and you can take the test .there is no need to borrow others id πŸ™‚

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Meabh Smth October 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Hi Deepak

I want to get Google adwords certification but I am a Masters student and I do not have a company or website to register with google partners. Does that mean I cant do the certification?

Thanks in advance.
Meabh

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sabari October 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm

hi google certification is free of cost you can apply through google partners site

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Aditya October 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Hello Deepak,

I am working as a traditional sales and marketing executive. I want to kick start my journey towards Digital Marketing, Thank you very much for your valuable insights on AdWords Certification. A question for you.

What is the value of this certificate in the minds of MNC recruiters?

Thanks
Aditya N

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Amitek Sinha October 10, 2014 at 12:39 am

Hi Deepak,

Its really a very nice article. Short and useful information. Can you pls tell me is there any certification in Google analytics also??

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sabari October 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

ya der is certification for google analytics too

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sabari October 13, 2014 at 4:17 pm

hi everyone iam a google certified person .if anybody want google certification means contact me .i will do it for low cost .you can contact me vai mail- sabarigiri90@gmail.com

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sasi October 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Hi Deepak,

Your post seems to be useful. Regarding google partners, it has been specified that we need to spend a minimum of $10000 in 90 working days to qualify google partners…could you please clarify on this….do we need to spend certain amount to qualify for this….

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Deepak October 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

No, there is no such expenditure required.

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Narendra Kumar Pankaj February 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm

I doubt on this point. Google says in last 90 days expenditure should be or above $10K in local currency. And I found people saying same thing in advertisercommunity. Thanks

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Deepak Kanakaraju February 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm

That’s not a requirement for individual certification. If you want to become a partner agency then, yes, spend requirement is there.

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mandan mishra November 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

very well written post a comprehensive a know how guide for newbiews to pass the exam

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Deepak November 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Thanks Mandan. Glad you liked the post.

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vallabharao November 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Hi deepak,

Thanks for the information you are providing. And am searching for the digital marketing program from some other institutions. Hey said we give training on digital marketing and we give training for Google ad words exam. I want to know is google ad words provides knowledge on complete digital marketing or it is limited for only google related.
Sould I approach any training institution to become digital marketing professional or Google adwords certification is enough.

Pls help me out.

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Sarah December 5, 2014 at 1:07 am

I am a student and want certification, but I do not belong to a company. Who do I put for a partner in order to get certified?

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Mirza December 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

I thought you are going to show some kind of study guide. Sorry but I didn’t find any useful stuff in your post.

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Deepak December 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hi Mirza, I am planning to publish a study guide soon. I will keep you posted.

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Riddhima January 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Hi deepak,
Right now I m pursuing graduation but want to go to the digital marketing aspect.. What to do for it.. N what to study to turn into a Google adword. Coz we didn’t know that this kind of career aspects also exists.. rather than the conventional ones like management, medical, ca,etc.. Can u please kindly guide me in this

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Mansoor December 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

Hi Deepak iam a Btech Graduate n iwant to become a google adwords Professional,can you give any suggestions.

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ajay December 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

how to do exam of google adwords certificae and from where.

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Pankaj December 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Hi Deepak,

Not able to understand from where to give the test after logging in to https://www.google.com/partners/………

I’m an individual not associated with any partner currently, plz guide through.

Regards,
Pankajj Garg

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Richa Jain December 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Hello Deepak,

Thanks, for sharing this wonderful information.
What is the fee for Google adwords certification…. provide me more details.

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Deepak December 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm

There is no fee. It is free to take the examination!

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RAVI KUMAR RK December 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Thanks a lot Deepak …
It is valuable info to me…
Fundamental PDF of 25MB(335pages) and advanced search PDF of 55MB soft copies are enough to clear exam…

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Shubha July 7, 2016 at 2:32 am

Hi Ravi,

Can u please send me the above mentioned Fundamental PDF of 25MB(335pages) and advanced search PDF of 55MB soft copies on my email id. I am planning to take the certification soon and need help regarding the study material.

Thanks!

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RAVI KUMAR RK December 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

How much salaries v can expect with this certification..

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Deepak December 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

The certification has no effect on Salaries. When I got my first job, I had no certification.

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Jeremy P December 18, 2014 at 7:02 am

Hello Deepak,

Thanks for this post. I too found it to be very informational. Thank you for that. I have recently earned a Bachelors degree in Political science and I have little to no experience in marketing or digital marketing for that matter. I am however very intrigued in this area and looking to steer into this career route. I decided to look into Adwords and become certified in order to begin my change. In your opinion do you believe that being certified in Adwords will increase my chances of pursuing this career or will I need a bit more to add to my profile? What in addition to an Adword certification should I consider to help me along my way?

Thanks in advance,
Jeremy P.

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Deepak December 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

Apart from getting adwords certification you should try getting practice in digital marketing. This post will be relevant to you: http://digitaldeepak.com/digital-marketing-expert/ I recommend that you read it.

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Helen Brown December 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

HI everyone. I’m Helen from iPassexam.com and I wanted to let you know that we have a free Introduction to AdWords module for anyone sitting the Partners Fundamentals Exam. It includes a Guide to everything you need to know about the exam, a blueprint of all the links to the required learning material and 40+ exam style questions to test your knowledge.

On completing the assessment our system will build you a tailored learning plan that highlights your strengths and weaknesses and points you in the right direction for additional information in areas you need to work in.

Good luck!

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Jane December 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Hi,

After obtaining a certificate from google, whether we can get a discount from google adwords, or we charge more to the client?

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Nils January 8, 2015 at 2:57 am

I checked your profile on Google Partners and you have no certifications….

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Deepak January 8, 2015 at 8:09 am

Thanks for the info. My exam expired and I need to retake it. Will do it within 2 weeks.

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Nils January 9, 2015 at 12:25 am

Don’t worry just letting you know!
Great blog by the way

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Rahul February 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Hey deepak gr8 article thanks a ton

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Deepak February 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

You are welcome. Glad you found it useful.

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Sidd February 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Hi Deepak,
I see that Google partners requires me to register as an agency before i can take the test. I am an individual and do not belong to any agency. How should i go about registering for my exam and taking the test?
Sidd

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Ahilan February 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Hi Deepak,

Thank you so much for the great article about google adwords. I am thinking to start a affiliate marketing, but i don’t know where to start but i am sure your link will be the first step towards my goal.

Thanks again Deepak.

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Ram February 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Hello Deepak,

I have a few doubt regarding the adwords certified professionals. Do google provides client manager for free for advertising in adword? And these managers are a google adword certified professional?
Is this a service from google or a service from individuals?

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Rahul February 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Hi Deepak

I am a marketing professional with experience in ATL/BTL ( Offline marketing communications)
I would like to learn Digital marketing to boost future career prospects and also to keep myself updated /equipped with this new phenomena in the field of marketing .
Please help me understand how and where do I start ?
Also do I need to have a background in IT /software to learn this ( which unfortunately I do not )

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Deepak February 25, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Hi Rahul, I recommend that you read this article: http://digitaldeepak.com/digital-marketing-expert/

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Asim March 4, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Hi deepak. This article is really helpful but the problem I’m facing is during signing up for Google partners since I’m not associated with any agency.My question is how doni signup as a individual . any help will mean a lot .thank you

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bilalahmed March 10, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Hiii
Deepak,

Is it possible to give Google ad words fundamental exam and advances search in a week or two weeks times difference.Means i will prepare for fundamental exam after cracking it,i can prepare for the advanced search exam???

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Deepak March 11, 2015 at 11:53 am

Yes that’s possible. All the best!

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radhe sharma March 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm

How many attempts I can give for Google partner certifiction and what is qualification for the same.

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Nikhil March 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for the crisp guidance Deepak. But when I clicked on the hyperlink to your online profile, it is showing a message ‘No certifications’ in the certifications section. Does it mean that you need to take the test Again beyond the date of validity of your certificate?

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Deepak March 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yes, my certificate has expired and I need to take the exam again! Will get around to it soon!

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Payal April 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Hi Deepak,

Thank you for all your help. i am planning to give Google Adword certification test. please tel me whether these tests are subjective or MCQ’s sort of question.

Thanks & Regards,
Payal Agrawal

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Hannah April 7, 2015 at 12:18 am

Hi Deepak,

Can you give me an exact link where I can begin the process of certification as an individual? I just need to take the test. I do not want to have to talk to a “partner” to do this. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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anand bhat April 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm

hello Deepak,
I was wondering if I could do any digital media/marketing related courses to boost my profile as a marketing professional. I’m pursuing my MBA and am in the second year. Are there any courses where digital marketing & strategy can be combined. What kin of courses would you recommend? Additionally, does google offer these courses? Kindly also tell me names of some of the most reputed institutes for digital marketing courses in India.

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jyoti joshi April 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm

its a good article.. helped with google exam details — all details and even could know how does certificate look like.

nyc one

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mohd faizi April 10, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Hello mr. Deepak i want to register for the exam so please tell me how can i do this.

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Imran Topu Sardar April 16, 2015 at 11:51 am

Mr. Deepak,
It’s a good news for me and your post is very helpful. Thanks a lot for giving us concept about AdWords.
Will you explain, if anyone fails in exam, how long later he/she will able to retake the exam?

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Deepak Kanakaraju April 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

There is a 1 week waiting period before you can re-take the exam.

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Gkp April 17, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Hi Deepak, Thanks for the information. Can you pls let us know what are the conditions to take the exam again, for example with same e mail id or with another one. I heard that (may not be true) on the same system we can’t take the exam again?

Thanks.

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sweekar chauhan April 18, 2015 at 5:45 pm

hello sir,
Is this certificate is for only those who want to start there business.?
I am pursuing MBA I am from service class family ,and will be looking 4 service only , how this certificate will help me in getting job in other company,and what kind of company it will be ? or what are the company.
sir please kind let me know ,please mail me your valuable answer to my mail id sweekarcare26@gmail.com
thanking you
sweekar s chauhan.
09956830589

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usama April 22, 2015 at 11:45 pm

R/sir
i cannot understand how to apply google certificate what is process and what is campaign ho do create this?
plesae help me

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Sumit Sharma April 26, 2015 at 11:30 am

May i have the complete resource list for Adwords certification and is it beneficial as a Freelancer?

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Jeba Sweetlyn May 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm

I wish to write this exam…You have given a link to study.May i know,It is enough to attend this exam.Kindly provide me a guidance to proceed this exam online..

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Shobha June 12, 2015 at 1:55 am

What is google partners account as I wanted to know more information on that. Isn’t it sufficient to just logi from your id and give exams?

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Virusha June 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Hi Deepak

Why is it that when I got to your profile, it says no certifications?
https://www.google.com/partners/#i_profile;idtf=113307413110260578924;

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Deepak Kanakaraju June 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm

They expired and I am not in a hurry to renew them πŸ™‚

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Haroon June 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Hi Deepak
May i have your email id please?
I have some freelancer job for you.
Haroon

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Deepak Kanakaraju June 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

You can get it from the contact me page. I am fully occupied right now but I would love to explore the opportunities.

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sharon June 20, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Thank you so much!

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brian June 25, 2015 at 5:01 am

In order to take the test, you need to log into your Google partners profile. In order to have a Google partners profile, you have to provide:

-email address
-company website
-PPC account log in

So how do you create a Google partners profile to take the exam if you’re an individual? I’m an SEO professional and want to be certified for Adwords, but find it hard (along with everyone else) if you’re not affiliated with a company or agency.

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chaitanya reddy June 26, 2015 at 2:20 am

hello deepak,
It was a very good article which lets to learn more about google certification…
After reading your article all my doubts are vanished.
Thanks for sharing good stuff..

Thank you
CHAITANYA REDDY
http://www.jilgul.com

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Nishtha June 26, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Hi,Deepak your guidance and suggestions have really been helpful.
I wanted to sign Up with the Google Partners, but it is asking us to get associated with a company/website. Since I am a student and not associated with any company . Am I not eligible for the exam ??

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nhinquattran July 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm

I can pass those tests for you if you don’t have time to study. Pm me at my gmail: nhinquattran

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kadambini July 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Hi Sir,

Could you please provide me the link for study material?
Thank you & Regards

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Shehna July 14, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Hi Mr Deepak,

I have created MCC Account & certified for Fundamental& Advanced Search. How Can be a Google partner? When I will get promoCode offers? Would be appreciated for your comment

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Aashish July 17, 2015 at 11:45 am

Hello Deepak,
I like to ask which certificate is permanent and can give benefit in your job apart from google for digital marketing.I mean,which certification can give preference in new job with handsome salary.Currently,I am having experience of 10 months,in a small scale company.Which certification will give me a beter job and good company.Please suggest..

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Chandan July 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hi Deepak,

Can you share the link from where to register for Google certification exam?

Chandan Negi
http://www.blogpolitan.com

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Kamal July 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Can I write one test (AdWords Fundamentals) now and the other test (Search Advertising exam) after few days?
So that I can prepare for one test at a time. Or do I have to for both the tests consecutively?

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Deepak Kanakaraju July 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm

No need to do it consecutively. We can do one now and the another later.

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Scott July 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Hi Deepak,

Your blog sounds exactly like what I need to know, but Google Partners is only directing your to existing agencies or certfying employees of existing agencises.

I cannot see any option for an individual, not employed by an agency and already doing $20k per month in Adwords, to obtain certification.

I note in other people’s comments, that they have had the same problem. Can you please revisit this topic?

Your time is greatly appreciated,

Scott

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SHEKHAR S July 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

lAST WEEK I tried my hand to it but they are very lengthy, Believe me after attempting 60 odd question my BRAIN was all out, but one thing notices that you require a very well through knowledge and a smooth study of the content provided.

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Shashank Shekhar August 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Hi Deepak
After getting inspiration from your write up , I tried the Exam second time and got 80/100 marks ;-).

Relieved to see that I cleared the first paper. Now Boosted up to prepare the second paper.
One point to add that now , inspite of 3 papers we are having 6 paper to choose from to clear 2 papers.

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Deepak Kanakaraju August 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Yes they have updated more exams now. πŸ™‚

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Hitesh Yadav July 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Hi All,

i just check all of your views really i like some of most. Thanks for keep focusing on this cheers guys & girls…….

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Avik July 25, 2015 at 3:08 am

Hello sir,
its an immense pleasure to get into your blog and glad to know a persona like you. This is one of those blogs which i suscribed to and will be visiting again and again. Bookmarked!
its quite inspiring how being a civil engg. grad with no business degree you plunged into the digital marketing arenna by self paced self mentored study and eventually conquered the domain to become an expert.
I am an engg. grad. searching for a course in Digital Marketing. Thanks for enlightening me about the free certifications from Google. I will be appearing those exams. Please kindly help me out with tutorials, study resources and web sources.

Thanks a lot! I am obliged and elated by your blog articles. Helped me a lot to get in an out purview of this field!

Avik
9774501177

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nithanth August 4, 2015 at 10:20 pm

sir am btech failed i like to study digitalmarketing and work on that,can u tell me a good way to study.

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Shailendra Gour August 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm

please help me for Google ad word course

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Greg August 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

For Individuals looking to be certified, click the ‘I’m an Agency’ button at the top right of the Google Partners page.

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Priyanka C August 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Hi Deepak,

It appears that the AdWords certification exam can only be written by those who are affiliated with a company registered as a Google Partner. Is this so, or can an individual earn this certification?

Thanks,
Priyanka

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Deepak Kanakaraju August 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm

No Priyanka, the exam can be taken by Individuals too. I have posted an update to the article.

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Nisha August 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Hi deepak,

I just want to know how can i do this certicication.i am a hotelier and have been in hotels for more than 7 yrs now..want to get rid of it and get into online marketing but do not know even ABC of it.dont know how to start and where to start from..pls suggest

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SAM August 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Hello Deepak

You explain it so clearly now i am planing to give the exam now
Thank you so much for Sharing this article

Regards
SAM

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sk August 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

hello deepak
i am second year mba student.i want to take up adwords certification exam as an individual but found that we need to partner or as an agency.cant i take this exam individually?if yes please provide the link.
note: i have seen many people asking same question but there is no reply to their posts so i am posting it again.please reply and help me.

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Deepak Kanakaraju August 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

As far as I have seen, some people are able to take the exam as individuals but some people are not able to do that. I am really not sure what is the exact issue. If I login into my account I am able to see the option where I can take the exam as an Individual!

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sk August 23, 2015 at 11:23 pm

thank you for you reply deepak.can you please tell me where did you find in your account the option of individual i.e,i am asking for the path to reach the options page

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kranthi August 31, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Hi Deepak,

I have cleared one exam which is the Adword fundamentals, Would like to know which other paper should i opt for to get the certification, I am tilted towards display advertising or mobile advertising (Because i am from telecom industry) , let me know your thoughts on what other paper should i opt for.

Thanks in advance,
Kranthi

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Syed Jaffar September 13, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Dear Deepak,
Thanks a ton for the knowledge share, it is indeed a great help. Just wanted to know few things, How long do you think one needs to dedicate to be able to study in order to pass these certifications & are these certifications recognized in the Corporate.

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niranjan September 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm

nice information about adwords my adwords certication

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nitin September 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

THANKS DEEPAK FOR THIS USEFUL INFOMATION

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Deepak Kanakaraju September 14, 2015 at 8:08 pm

You are welcome. Glad to be of help!

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SARKAR September 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I want to know how many certification courses are available now which are mainly useful for students and how much time it take for u

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revanth September 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Hi Sarkar,

there are 6 modules which are

1.Fundamentals of Ad words
2.Search Advance
3.Display Advance
4.Mobile
5.Shopping
6.Video

you need to pass Fundamentals(mandatory) and any one(2,3,4,5, and6) module to get certification.

if you want more clarification you can contact me revanth.ppc@gmail.com

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revanth September 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

hi everyone iam a google certified person .if anybody want google certification means contact me and also providing placements in MNC’s you can contact me vai mail- revanth.ppc@gmail.com

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Hemant October 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

I want to get Google Adwords Certified professional. I went to register on the Google partners website to register. I read the following lines on Google partners website.

“Keep in mind that when you sign up for Partners, you’ll need to create both an individual profile for yourself and a company profile for your agency.

To set up a company profile, your agency must have a website and an AdWords manager account. Learn more about setting up a company profile.”

What company profile they are talking about here. I will be handling my company’s work for Adwords and Campaigns etc later after i get certified so how can i give my company details right now to them?

Please explain as this is so confusing. My intention is to first learn all about Google Adwords, give/pass the required exams, then get Google Adwords certified by Google and then take up responsibility from the company. Is this not possible? Please explain.

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Rajkumar December 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Hi Hemant & other Blog followers,

All the best and best field it is.
Myself Rajkumar having 3 years of experience in Digital Marketing and Teaching , located in Bangalore. If you want to learn or if any of your friends want to learn Google Adwords, Bings Ads, Facebook paid marketing, Instagram Ads or Twitter Ads. Please feel free to contact me below no 9611776313 & my mail is p.rajkumar@icloud.com

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Sunil kumar October 7, 2015 at 2:30 am

Hi Deepak,

I have cleared the certification now, do I receive any certificate to my email or only the URL which I have got enough?. I want to know how can I use this certificate effectively?

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rahul October 7, 2015 at 3:52 am

Hi Deepak. I need to know can any individual give this certification. As i was being told that if you work for a company or have a one then only you will be able to do that .But i don’t want to use that reference and want to clear it by myself. So Please guide me accordingly.

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M.Jyothiprakash October 7, 2015 at 6:53 am

Article is crystal clear informative and let away all my fears and notions, that this exam is very tough and beyond my reach.Now I’m convinced and started preparing for the exam. Many Thanks Deepak for guiding me.

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Ab October 7, 2015 at 7:52 am

What is Pay Scale of this certification?

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Sandip Maji October 9, 2015 at 1:32 am

Hello Deepak,
Thanks a lot for your valuable informations. One thing need to know that is it completely a program for individual or i have to establish a agency / search for a google partner agency to be certified?

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Rohit October 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

Hi Deepak,

As i can see your Partner profile, and found no certification. Check & make sure that is fine.

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Rahul S. October 30, 2015 at 7:02 am

Hello,

Is there a similar process to become Google Analytics certified?

Also is the Adwords study material an easy read and how many hours did you put into it?

Thanks

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Anmol October 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

hii thanks for your valuable information.can you please suggest me is my team member should completed any particular criteria?

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Sameer October 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Can you please make a guide about this and also tell me the link where we register to get certificates?

Regards

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nia November 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Hi Deepak,

Absolutely wonderful job!!!!
perfect info.provided,thanks..I wanted to know like people like me I have 8+ years of experience in CSE domain.Will this be beneficiary for me to do this course??I am vry mch interested n want ur advice..

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BG Sreedhhar November 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Hi Deepak,what i liked about the above article,is,it has simplicity and clarity and easy to follow for a person,who is not tech savvy or tech inclined.I have question,I have a small business,through whom,can i get my firm advertised(digital marketing) for a reasonable cost.Will be grateful,if you could guide me in this regard,Thanks.BG

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Rama November 14, 2015 at 1:03 am

hello Deepak,
It was a nice article which lets to learn more about google certification
After reading your article, all my doubts vanish.
Thanks for sharing good stuff.

Thank you

Rama Krishna,
http://www.techiezap.com

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Deepthi November 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Hi Deepak,

I have given the test and also cleared the same. I am unable to get the certification as it requires a company affiliation but, i don’t have anything as such. Please tell me what to do as i want the certification as an individual.

Thank you,
Deepthi.

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Utsav November 26, 2015 at 7:34 am

I wish to do the certification but would want some kind of coaching for the same. Please do let me know how to proceed.

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Ashish December 12, 2015 at 1:31 am

Hi, As you told that you are Adword Certified.
above link shows Certification – no Certification

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Deepak Kanakaraju December 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm

The certificate expired. I have to re-take the exam. Not in a hurry to do so πŸ™‚

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ALI SAM December 16, 2015 at 12:36 am

hi.. deepak… plzz suggest me any institute in delhi ncr for digital marketing course. right now m working in a agency as a brand promoter.
i want to became a digital marketer. then wht shud i do…??

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Shekhar December 25, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Thanks for the info Deepak.
The info is really good, I still remember when I was in college I was suggested to grab the certification of adwords but I ignored. Now I know the value. Thanks Mr. Deepak, I will surely get into the program. Could you help me out with Google Adwords in business.google.com.
Regards,
Shekhar,
Vmodulate

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Mayur Agarwal December 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

hi deepak ji
I want to know which institute will be good for digital marketing training. All claim to be google’s training partner and provide joint certificate with google.
kindly help.
Regards

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Rishabh Johri January 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

hi,Deepak,
As i have completed a course on SEM,i am looking forward to appear for adword exam,but as per my information i have heard that you need to be a google partner employee to give the exam and if not pls guide me to the enrollement process.

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utkarsh January 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Please provide the syllabus for preparation

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shiva January 11, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Hi,
I am a Marcom consultant. Want to upgrade myself on digital marketing. To start with want to do the google adwords certification program. How do I go about and what will be the cost.

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Anh Ma January 15, 2016 at 6:40 am

Hi
Could you advise roughly how much time is involved in studying for each unit to be google adword certified?
Thanks

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Anshul January 16, 2016 at 12:12 am

Hi deepak
Wondeful article
I was a bit confused about google certifications earlier but thanks for guidance.
Regards
Anshul

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RAJ January 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Hi Deepak. Thanks for sharing some point about to become a Google AdWords Certified Professional.According to my experience, I have really got amazing benefits in terms of revenue as well as Leads. I suggest you all, “Try to become a Google AdWords certified Professional”. I will happy, If I can help those people who looking for. For more, you can mail me at – mywebservicess@gmail.com

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Daniya syed January 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Hi my name is daniya syed . i have got selected for google adwords process for senior process executive voice profile on cognizant payroll. And i am a btech in ece. I need suggestion should i go for this job or not . pls guys help me i am very much confused as presently i am working with hcl in backened and getting an opportunity to move in infra due to process ramdown. So please help me in taking decision what to opt between both.

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Akansha singhai January 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Hiee Deepak sir i am looking forward to make my carrier in digital marketing . But i am in great dilemma whether to join any couching class to get expertise in this course or to do MBA or do self study and get certified by GOOGLE .kindly help me out thanks..

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Deepak Kanakaraju January 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm

I would recommend self study!

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Graham February 4, 2016 at 2:30 am

Hey Deepak

Thanks for the article, I have just passed my first fundamentals exam. These tests are no joke! I found it very difficult

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jhilmil February 17, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Hi,

I just passed fundamentals exam can you suggest which another one I should opt?

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Sravan Kumar Kadaveru February 19, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Hi Deepak,

I am having 12 years of core IT experience in Development & Sales with industry leading IT companies. Just wanted to start my own business or free-lancer job.

Just wanted to know –
1. As an individual, what salaried opportunities we get by having this expertise & passing this certification?
2. What companies would hire us (Wipro, TCS or any other companies by name)?
3. What would be the roles we get hired for (developer, project manager, sales etc.)
4. What could be the highest salary we get paid, if we have this certification?
5. Do we get any free lancer jobs, if we pass out this certification?

Regards
Sravan

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Satish kate March 2, 2016 at 4:07 am

I have cleared my google analytics exam a few momnts ago but am not able to find the printable link for the same.please guide me where I can get my certificate for print.

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krishee March 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

Hi..

My self Krishee.. by reading your article I got clear idea about google certification.. Thank you soo much.. And now I am working as a php web developer in a small company I have 2 years of experience and the thing is i dont have any degree I just done 10+2 now I am doing degree in distance after completing that if I add google certificate to my resume will it helpme to get a good job in big company? can I try job in abroad? please help me out bro..

thank you..

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ArchitSharma March 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Hi deepak
i am just a beginner in the field of marketing,I want to go for some tech skills in the field of digital marketing,planned to start with google adwords but the link above is not opening the same way as it is demonstrated,kindly help me with correct link.

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rise commerce March 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Hello Deepak,
That’s an interesting post you have written.
A lot of newbies looking for training materials. so, are you planning to post few tips about study guide or something ?

Regards
Susheel

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Oendrila March 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Hi Deepak, Can you tell me how to go about the preparation for these exams? Thanks

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Prashant Sharma April 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Hello Guys,

I am Prashant Sharma , Google Adwords and Analytic Certified. Checout my Google Partner profile: https://goo.gl/h6pKxO

If you want to get certified google adwords or Google Analytic and you are not able to clear google exam then don’t worry here is solution, you don’t need to do anything. I will give exam on behalf of you by your account.

I will charge $100 for google adwords exam with 100% surety of certification.

There are two exam need to clear for getting certified google adwords. You need to get me access of your email account or remote access of your computer system to give exam.

Once I cleared your first exam then you need to transfer $100 by paypal or wire transfer to me and after receiving payment i will proceed for second exam.

If you Interested you can contact me or you can reference me if any of your friend is looking for certification on:

Regards,
Prashant Sharma
Email: prashant.sharma45@gmail.com
Skype: prashant.sharma.seo
Twitter: sharma_seo

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Luke April 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Hi there Deepak
Thank yiu very much for the informative article!
Only one spelling error at the end …decent memory not descent…

I would have had lots more!!

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venkat April 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

Hello Mr.Deepak

im venkat from hyderabad, my query is i have taken course of Digital marketing. now i want to undergo the Google Adwords Exam certification for future job proceedings,

can u brief me wt r d steps r preparation of certification exam

and exam material

r if any link for praticing .

hope, u do the needfull for me.

my email id rajunvenkat@gmail.com

thanking you..

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Praveen Manchal May 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

Hello Deepak,

Thank you very much for sharing the information. I am a markering professional and have close to 6 years of experience into branding and marketing ( traditional). I am planning to pursue to digital marketing course from some well know institute (national/international) can you please suggest some. I am based out in Mumbai.

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Vamsi May 15, 2016 at 11:57 am

Hi Deepak,

What are the maximum number of attempts available to complete the adwords exam? Is there any limit for number of attempts?
Kindly clarify.

Thanks,
Vamsi

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Burhan Mullamitha May 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

I am a student..Can I apply for this exam and what I have to study so that I can crack the test with good scores.Please reply at your earliest..

Thank you

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Yashu June 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Nice info Thank you for sharing with us.

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Sohel Rana June 3, 2016 at 9:20 am

Hi Deepak,

I want to know that Can anyone certified with a fake name? or something like your domain name “Digital Deepak”?

T.I.A

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Deepak Kanakaraju June 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Why would someone want to do that? It is better to have your personal name.

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Neha June 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Hello Deepak,

How to get this certificate in hard copy ? Is Google Provide a hard copy certificate at my address or not?

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Deepak Kanakaraju June 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Hard copy of the certificate is not available. However, why don’t you go ahead and print one from a photo studio?

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Anil Vashistha June 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Hi Deepak,

This article is very helpful to all of us. Thanks for sharing such an informative articles.

Thanks & Regards,
Anil Vashistha
Director
Bhasha Infotech Chandigarh
http://www.bhashainfotech.com

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Shubha July 7, 2016 at 2:41 am

Hi Deepak,

Can you please help me with the study material for the Adwords certification. I need the Fundamental PDF of 25MB(335pages) and advanced search PDF of 55MB soft copies . It would be very helpful if you could send them to my email id (shubha1909@gmail.com) . Planning to take the certification soon.

Thanks!

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Jana Ji July 9, 2016 at 12:06 am

Hi,sir i am getting confused with the google partner login….so i need to gmail ids one is as registered as google partner and another one is as a learner am rit?and one more thing the name in my email account is Jana Ji so it will be taken as a certificate name?or i will change my name in acount as Janardhanan (first name) .K(as last name?)hope i explained clearly…and plz make sure the certification cost

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Digital Markz July 9, 2016 at 1:55 am

Hi Deepak you have done great work. Please share your experiance about Digital marketin stratagies

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Anand Jha July 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Hi Deepak

Nice post!
I want to know more about the Adwords certification preparation.You are quite experienced in it.

Anand

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K khan July 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Hello
I just have one question I want appear for the exam in order to appear for the exam whether I have to contact prometric centre or can I appear for certification exam from my home through my personal computer.please help me out as I have prepared for fundamental paper and finding out way to appear for the exam please reply to clearify my doubt.
Thank in advance for your help.

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Naveen August 3, 2016 at 10:37 am

Hello Sir,

I interact with your website first time on youtube when I saw a new related to google analytics and truly after watching your video, I’m very impressed with your type of knowledge you provide the people to learn easily and effectively. After that I started reading your blogs, such a bunch of information anyone can easily learn.

I also work as an SEO executive and content marketer. Now I’m slowly started Digital marketing other modules like PPC, SEO, and email marketing. Now I’m looking for certification programs so that I can make a great impact and learn something new. Can you please advise me what is the best certification program for me.

Thanks

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mahe August 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm

i m MCA Student.i have a two experience in SEO .how can i look forward as a digital mrketing field?

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frank August 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

I have been trying to obtain the Google Adwords Fundamentals certification for over a month now. I attempted the exam twice, the last time being 21 July 2016. Because I failed, I have waited the required 7 days to try again, in fact extending the gap so as to study more for the test. I am now unable to do the test and there is NO, and I mean NO help or assistance from Adwords or Google or even the G+ community! I am really dissappointed now and not sure what else I can do? On pressing the Start Exam button on the relevant page, it appears that the link is broken and it does nothing?? I have tried several times now with no luck? can anyone please offer me some advice or pointers to where I can get help from?

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Amar August 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

I have been a great fan of you recently. Read you articles, blog and implemented things accordingly. My blog http://www.sprymotivators.com is the result of hard work which I have done after following your guidance. I also went through above post on Google Adwords Certification. And I am glad that I have passed both exams as well and have attained the soft copy of certificate. But sir, I am confused and directionless when it comes to usage of this certificate. How and where Can use this certificate to get the max and some monetary benefit from it. Please guide me.

Thanks
Looking forward.

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Aaska August 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Hello Sir,

I need a help. I attempt digital marketing exam and I passed both the exam, but it is since 1month I didn’t receive my certificates, so how many days it requires to generate the certificates and where it will be given?

Thanks

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Sujatha September 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Hello Deepak,
You made it clear that Learning Digital Marketing is easier & one can learn by themselves without attending any classes.Same way is it possible to earn in Digital Marketing field by working from home?.Thanks in advance.

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Pravesh Patel September 25, 2016 at 10:46 am

Excellent article.

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Priyanka October 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Hello Deepak,

Thanks for sharing such a greate information to guide me, i always persue you to gain much knowledge.. i hope you keep on sharing your updated knowledge in future..

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Ashwini October 26, 2016 at 1:34 am

Hi.. I m currently a homemaker on h4 visa. I was a mktg professional for a event mgt company for 8 yrs but recently moved here..i m looking at updating my skills and become a certified google adwords. How long is the course and what is the cost involved

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Oguntoke Olumide November 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Please Deepak, can you tell me how much it will cost me to acquire the google adwords certificate?

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Deepak Kanakaraju November 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm

It’s free. You just need to attend the exam.

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Seema November 6, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Hi, very helpful. I’m going to give it a try. thank you πŸ™‚

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alissa burns November 11, 2016 at 12:12 am

I’m a marketing student looking to get certified as something to put on my resume. Do I just look at the study guides and take 2 exams and that’s it? I wasn’t sure if it was an online training course or what the costs for the study guides/exams were. Thanks!

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