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Hello

I have a gmail account with my first names ... 

I would like to take the certification test.

My question is, do I have to change me name to my full name before I take the test?

I dont like my full name to be public on google mail.

Is there a way I take the test with my real name and my mail user name remains without my real?

thank you.

regards.

Jp

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Hi @Jean P,

 

Very welcome, we are happy to assist. Enjoy your testing and let us know how things go. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Hi @Jean P,

 

You can take the test in whichever email you want and with it being whatever name you want, but the email has to be a Google Account (not meaning a gmail email since any email address can be a Google account).

 

When you sign up to take the test on the Google Partners portal, you fill out your personal information (your profile) and the profile info name assigned to the Google Account is used to assign and name your certificate. My certificates have always said J. Clemens, and do not include my first name, since I go by J. Clemens. 

 

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James

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Thank you James

when I go to this page.

My name is fixed.

It does not give me option to change it.

thnx

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Hi @Jean P,

 

You are welcome. 

 

That is correct. The Google Partners profile pulls your name from your Google account info. Whatever it is named there, it will pull into the Google Partners profile. To change it, you would need to go to your Google Account via Google Chrome or by clicking this link. This is where your name is pulled from. And your profile photo in Google Partners portal (and here in this community) is pulled from your G+ page. 

 

All the Best,

 

James

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ok thank you,

so if I change this name now it will appear in my partner account same and on the certification also..

but if I change my name back after the certification, it will affect something?

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Hi @Jean P,

 

That is correct. Change it, take test... certificate has that name on it. Change your name back and your GP profile will reflect the name change... certificates will still show name you took test in, just like a printed certificate. Doesn't effect anything but visually to you.

 

Once you pass and are assigned the certificates, they will show under your profile photo in the Google Partners portal profile. You can click on the certificate and then a red bar will show asking you to keep the certificates viewable by the public or to change them to private.  For maximum privacy, you would want to do this... and you would want to edit your first post here and remove your name from your post. Anywhere you post your full name online negates to concern for privacy, like having your full name showing in your email (like mentioned in your first post).

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Thank you very much James.

The first post still contain my first names only.

But I will delete it anyways.

Thank you for your info confirming me about the queries I had.

Kind Regards.

Have a good Wknd.

 

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Hi @Jean P,

 

Very welcome, we are happy to assist. Enjoy your testing and let us know how things go. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Google Partner | GYBO Agency | Local Guide | My Profile