Google added a Mobile Sites Certification to its Partners program in early April 2017, providing developers and marketers an opportunity to show they know the best practices for creating, managing, measuring and optimizing mobile websites. Think you have what it takes? Google will let its Partners (signing up is easy) take a 65-question exam to prove their prowess. Google states that when you pass a certification exam, your certificate, badge, or any other digital mark will be stored for you in a central, verifiable location. In addition, you will be able to take your mark and include it in an email signature and embed it on sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
While the exam is "open book/Internet" it's recommended to study in advance (Google provides materials). Developers and marketers should rely on their preparation and expertise to pass the test. The alternative does a disservice to fellow exam takers and the Web ecosystem.
Here's a sample question:
Ready to take move forward? Check out a few facts about the Mobile Sites Certification first:
- Currently only available in English
- Results will appear after 48 hours
- Takes about 90 minutes
- Includes 65 questions
- A pass score is 80 percent
- Has a validity period of 12 months
- It's free
- If you don't pass an exam, you can retake it eight days later. This means that you'll have seven days to study for the exam.