Yesterday I successfully completed my 5th exam to become a Google Certified Educator. Phew! There are a couple of important things I learned in that process.
1. Google is all about sharing, so get together with some other interested colleagues and have some collaborative sessions. Take the tests at the same time- Google gives you all randomized tests anyhow, so no one person has the same test at any one time. The power of working with my colleagues on this was amazing- we were able to support each other in many ways!
2. You need to have some familiarity with the Google Apps. That helps get through some of the questions fairly quickly.
3. You should be able to search online quickly and effectively for the answer if you don't know it. Some of the questions can get detailed and knowing where to find the answer is key given that you have 90 minutes to answer 60 questions.
Overall a great experience and I am happy to have this as our school moves forward with 1:1 computing.