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what do you mean by sme partner

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i am a consultant , i want to join in sme member , what is the cost ? . how i will use this service , is it any time frame , my client are asking for Adwords . kindly  advise me . how to start it 

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Re: what do you mean by sme partner

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Hello and welcome to the adWords Community,

I'm not sure about the SME you're talking about.

I think that you are writing about the AdWords Certified Program.

There are different steps to become certified :
- The first one is to learn AdWords. I suggest you to read on the Fundamentals program at
- I suggest you also to train on some services like i pass exam (you will have a look on how do the questions look like).
- When you feel confident enough, you can pass the individual exam. There are two exams you have to succed on 3. Each exam costs $50 and you need 85% of correct answers (you have around 100-120 questions). If you fail, you will have to pass again the exam (and pay again for it).
- To have your company certified and become a Certified Partner, you need to have at least one individual certified adwords in the company and having managed at least $10,000 of adWords spent in the past 90 days. This certification is free.

If you've never done AdWords previously, or times to times, i stronly suggest you to studdy the fundamentals and to get some clients first to "practice". Then, when you'll get used to AdWords, you'll be able to consider being a partner. The other option is to hire an Individual Certified expert that will help you to get certified for the company.

I wish you good luck.

Best regards


Re: what do you mean by sme partner

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HI Alexandre,

Praveen is Suggesting about this:-

Yes i am also keen to learn how to become SME premier Partner.

If somebody has experience please let us know.

--Rakesh Kumar, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile
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Re: what do you mean by sme partner

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Ah yes.... i forgot about this one (i don't have SME on my area).

It seems to be a program for companies that have a large audience and a lot of clients.
Some of criteria that are :
successful partners usually meet the following criteria:

Large existing customer base of small / medium sized businesses
Tele / field sales force with the ability to sell Google’s advertising products
Commitment to provide phone and/or email customer support to their advertiser base
Existing operational infrastructure (billing, reporting, etc) to service thousands of customers

You'll find details here : and eligibility here :

As it seems to be a high end partnership, the best will be to contact directly adwords on the mail they mentionned on these pages.

Best regards.