You can prove you're computer savvy in all things Google through Google's certification programs.
Most certification programs have several levels. Most are free; others involve modest exam fees. Google for Education and Google Analytics are certifications for software suites. Less extensive certifications are awarded for more specialized Google programs, such as AdWords, Google Apps (website management) and DoubleClick for Publishers.
After you choose your program area, you can usually start taking courses, but you'll need a Google testing account to take an exam. Some certifications require an exam that you must retake periodically to stay current on your certificate.
In early 2015, Google repackaged its software products into Google for Work and Google for Education. You can become a Google Partner s a company or as an education professional and be included on a referral list of Google Partners or Trainers so that potential customers can find you.
Partner-level certification in Google for Work requires proving that your company has expertise in a specific area of Google software. For Google Analytics partnership, your company has to submit client case studies -- and more: One successful applicant describes a 90-minute telephone interview.
Google for Work
Google for Education
Google for Education is a suite of classroom management software for teachers. Certification has three levels. Educator shows that you know the software. Trainer -- sometimes called Educator or Partner -- qualifies you for an Education Partner referral listing. To get the Teacher certification, you must travel to a two-day "Google Teacher Academy."
The five end-of-class exams for Educator certification cost $15 each at the time of publication. The course covers Gmail, Google Calendar, Google [Web]Sites and several teaching programs that together are called "Docs and Drive." They include Docs, for word processing; Sheets, for spreadsheets; Forms, Drawings and Slides; and a document manager suite.