Over the Christmas holidays, I decided to take the plunge and study for the "Google Certified Educator" exams. The study time was relaxed and I allowed myself the occasional YouTube indulgence, but always on topic. I spent time learning (or actually relearning) formulas and functions in Google sheets (love the 'import range' function). Although I live and work in Google products every day, I still had so much more to learn.
The exam itself is not as intimidating as its preparation. The process is simple enough; register, pay $25 US and wait for the certification folks to send you an invite. The exam tests your knowledge and proficiency of the different products. You can't fake this one. If you don't 'know your stuff', you won't have enough time to complete the exam.
So I wrote, I fretted (just a bit) and I PASSED as the badge clearly shows. Now I am eligible to apply for the Google Certified Innovator Academy happening this February in Mountain View California.
Onwards and upwards...