Google has launched a certification program for IT professionals who sell, deploy, develop and support Google Apps, report v3.co.uk.
It launched Wednesday its first certification, Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, for those who configure and implement the suite for the enterprise. Certifications in sales and application development also are in the works, reports InfoWorld.com.
It quotes Stephen Cho, director of Google Apps Channels, saying:
Customers have been asking for a way to identify partners who have expertise on staff, to make sure they have successful deployments. And partners have been asking for a way to differentiate themselves by showing the depth of their expertise.
So far the study materials are only in English, but Google plans to translate them into other languages. The online test costs $145.