As a part of Partners program, Google offers few certifications to stand out in the crowd. One of them is ‘Google Mobile Sites certified‘. Which verifies and ultimately certifies skills on developing sites for the mobile first world. This is all about how I got it.
To pass the exam and become ‘Google Mobile Sites certified‘, it is essential to have some hands on experience in developing mobile first websites.
In fact I’m in this field for more than 3 years. So prepping up was optional. But I chose to do it in the beginner way so I can not only get some extra bits of info but also experience google’s interactive learning system. Trust me, that pays off!
Here is the link to get started : https://support.google.com/partners/answer/7358899
The exam is designed to test your knowledge of basic and advanced mobile website concepts, like:
- Value proposition of mobile websites
- Improve mobile website speed
- Create an effective user experience for mobile websites
- Introduction to advanced web technologies
There are two study guides.
- Text intensive guide : https://support.google.com/partners/answer/7327828
- Interactive guide : https://www.google.com/partners/ (Go to ‘Mobile Sites’ tab)
Interactive guide is the most interesting part of the study, but it covers only a portion of syllabi. I gone through both, so I can say the text version have it’s own advantages- like more coverage over syllabus.
A part of ‘Advanced Web Technologies‘ section is Progressive Web Apps aka PWA. The following Udacity course helps for the same.
Progressive Web Apps — A course by Google: https://in.udacity.com/course/intro-to-progressive-web-apps–ud811
There are two key figures to note while attempting the exam.
- Passing score: 80%
- Time limit: 90 minutes
While going through study materials, it is better to note things up. This helps in final revision. Once everything is set, just do it. Scoring above 90% is not a big deal, if you prepped enough.