Last year we created the Google Partners [http://goo.gl/HTBk7c] platform to provide tools and resources to help agencies learn more about Google's advertising solutions. Through Google Partners, individuals can get certified in AdWords and agencies can earn the Google Partner badge. Today we’re very excited to extend the Google Partners certification offerings to include a new Google Shopping exam in the United States.
If you are an agency specializing in Merchant Center and Shopping campaign management, you can now get certified in AdWords by completing both the Shopping and AdWords Fundamentals exams. A certification shows to potential business partners that Google recognizes you as an online advertising professional that can successfully manage Shopping campaigns.
The Shopping exam will test your proficiency in Merchant Center account creation, product data, Shopping campaigns management and optimization best practices. To take the test, start by creating a profile [http://goo.gl/Tzodw7] on Google Partners today. All exams will be listed under the "Certifications" section.
Worried about studying for the exams? Join us in the Google Partners community [http://goo.gl/gXSUZ5] to get access to webinars, special events and trainings from your peers and the Google team. Also, use these helpful study materials:
+AdWords Fundamental Study Guide: http://goo.gl/3cC5FW
+Google Shopping Study Guide: http://goo.gl/bljq87
+Google Shopping Refresher Course: http://goo.gl/7UzHmQ
If you’re ready to take the test, sign in to Google Partners and get started: https://www.google.com/partners/. The Google Shopping exam will be expanding to other countries soon -- stay tuned!