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2017 Specialist Challenge - Time to Study Up!

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EDIT: Great news... the timeline for the 2017 Specialist Challenge has been extended! Google Partners wanted to include more people and a bigger focus on the New AdWords Experience, so this event is now extended into the 4th Quarter (September, October, November)! 

 

Now is the time to be completely focused on conquering the 2017 Specialist Challenge since we a few months away from the deadline. There are six tests to study for and pass... and six certificates to earn. If you start now, you can basically spend a week per test and take a few days off between each one... and still have time to miss a few and retake them, if needed. We a busy life, time will tick by rather fast, so plan accordingly. 

 

Every member of your team who passes the AdWords Fundamentals exam and all 6 AdWords exams will receive a limited-edition framed certificate, reserved for first-rate AdWords Specialists.* 

 

 

  • AdWords Fundamentals
  • AdWords Search
  • AdWords Display
  • AdWords Mobile
  • AdWords Video
  • AdWords Shopping
  • AdWords Mobile Sites

 

  • AdWords Digital Sales (not required but a great one to earn)
  • Google Analytics (not required but a great one to earn)

 

Each test is located within your Google Partners account, which also provides all of the study materials you need. You can also utilize this information to learn from.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

 

 

 

*In order to receive a framed Specialist Certificate, participants must be signed up for Google Partners, affiliated with your agency, and opted-in to receiving Partners emails. (Note: it is my understanding that event is for US and Canada only.) 

 

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Hi!
Where can you claim your certificate?

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Hi @Alexandre B,

 

There is no where to claim it at this time. There will be a way to later in the year, likely in October or November. The contest will not close until September 30, 2017, so it will be presented shortly after that date. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Thank you James!

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Hi Alexandre,

 

Very welcome, sir! 

 

Thanks for visiting the Google Partners community and for your interest in the 2017 Specialist Challenge. 

 

Cheers,

 

James

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Good morning James,

I completed AdWords Fundamentals and Search prior to registering for the Specialist Challenge. Will those certifications till count toward the Challenge?

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Hi Scott,

 

We have been told told that as long as all certifications are good through Dec 31, 2017, they will be valid for the challenge. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Motivating article. I'm preparing to retake all exams and to take the new AdWords Mobile Site exam. 

 

Thanks @James_Clemens for reminding. 

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Hi @Monzurul H,

 

Thank you. It's great to hear that you are going to tackle them all. I really loved the Mobile Site exam... has to be my favorite. Smiley Happy

 

Dive in and have fun!

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Do we need the Adwords Mobile Sites to get the certificate? It doesn't seem to be mentioned on the website.