Today’s workplace is more diverse, dynamic and distributed than ever before. At the same time, collaboration and productivity solutions like G Suite are transforming the workplace by bringing people, information and applications together in new ways. This new way of working has resulted in demand for IT professionals who specialize in collaboration tools and systems. According to a recent Forrester report, 62% of organizations identified “expanding the use of cloud-based applications for employees” as a critical or high priority.
To help organizations prepare for these new expectations, we introduced the Professional Collaboration Engineer certification, which is now generally available (GA). This certification assesses an individual’s ability to deploy, configure, support, manage, and monitor G Suite administrative operations, and demonstrates their ability to increase operational efficiency by implementing solutions across the platform.
In this newer, cloud-based workplace, the traditional G Suite administrator role has also evolved beyond configuring settings in the G Suite Admin console. Organizations need people who can tailor and administer G Suite deployments to fit specific business needs in today’s complex IT environments. This means G Suite admins must have knowledge of scripting, networking and security in addition to traditional G Suite administrative competencies. The Professional Collaboration Engineer certification addresses this emerging specialization in IT Administration.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our beta testers have said about this certification.
“Being a leader of SADA’s Professional Services team, the Google certification is a differentiator, not only for me as a professional but also for my customers and employer.” – Kelly Harlan, Head of Engineering, SADA Systems
“IT roles are drastically changing and evolving. Google Cloud certification is a great way to demonstrate my continued commitment to professional development.” – Sammy Ehikpehae, SaaS Solutions Architect, TMX Group
To get started with your Professional Collaboration Engineer certification journey, check out our newly launched G Suite Administration Specialization. This training will help you master the foundations of establishing and managing G Suite best practices for your organization.
The G Suite Administration specialization is made up of four courses:
Interested in learning more? Join us on August 30th at 9:00 am PST for a Cloud OnAir webinar, Collaboration in the Cloud: Getting Started and Getting Certified. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how Google Cloud certification can help you gain industry recognition and validate your expertise, and discuss recommended learning plans to help you prepare for this brand new Professional Collaboration Engineer certification. As a bonus, every webinar attendee will get one-month free access to the G Suite Admin Specialization. Register for the webinar today.