Back in December, Google created and launched a new Google Shopping advanced certification exam within the Google Partners platform, which is currently available to exam candidates located in the USA. As stated by Google within the Partners platform, the new exam “covers basic and advanced Google Shopping concepts, including setting up a Google Merchant Center account, creating a product data feed and managing and optimizing a shopping campaign in AdWords”.
I know that there are many advertisers who are eager to study and pass this new exam, and the word from the Googlers on the official AdWords community is that the new certification will be rolled out in other countries besides the USA soon.
It is a requirement that any person wishing to take the new Google Shopping advanced exam has already passed the Advertising Fundamentals exam first.
There are 63 multiple choice questions in the new Google Shopping Exam, and you will be given 90 minutes to complete the exam, which is more than enough time if you have thoroughly prepared. You will need to score 80% to pass the exam. As with all of the exams in the Partners platform, your final score will be presented to you upon answering the last question in the exam and will be given in both a percentage figure and a “you answered **/63 correctly” message too. If you pass the exam, it remains valid for 1 year. If you fail, you will need to wait seven days before you can retake the exam.
Preparing For The Exam
Google have launched a shopping exam study guide, which is crammed full of essential information that is featured in the exam. The exam is all about details and asks a lot of very in depth questions, so it’s essential to have thoroughly read the certification material as well as having some hands on experience with Google Merchant Center and its different tabs and functions, and AdWords Shopping campaigns too. Now, if all that certification center reading is enough to make you feel overwhelmed and sleepy, don’t panic! Help is at hand …
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