In our 8+ years of working with schools and districts across North America, one thing has become clear: Information Technology staff in schools need to stay current and relevant with the updates and improvements to Google for Education. Transitioning your technical team from legacy systems knowledge to cloud-focused competencies can be a challenge, and making sure they have the confidence and training to effectively administer Google Workspace is a top priority for all IT Managers.
As a consultancy that has founded its mission in supporting school districts on their Google for Education adoption journey, we feel that there is a large vacancy in Educational Technology focused certifications available to IT staff. With no education-specific Google Workspace Administrator credential, there are few options outside of the education space to provide certification of Admin console knowledge. The IT teams within school districts and independent schools deserve something that can validate and showcase hard-working employee’s efforts to learn and master the Google for Education environment.
That is why have curated an “EDU Certified” Amplified Admin Bootcamp class, badge, and certification (including an online Amplified Admin Bootcamp for those who opt for digital training). This one-day training session will take technical-minded individuals who have experience with the Admin console through the key skills and techniques vital to today’s Google for Education environment. The Amplified Admin bootcamp includes a series of training lessons, hands-on exercises, real-world education examples, and knowledge checks to prepare attendees for life as a school Google Workspace administrator. Admins can be prepared to cover topics like Organizational Unit structure for schools, User management, Google Classroom configuration, Chromebook management, Google Vault and more. The day will end with a test measuring the mastery and understanding of the topics and techniques covered. Our focus will be on the understanding of what settings and services do and how they affect staff and students, not memorizing where the settings are located. Successfully completing this test will earn you our Amplified Admin badge and certification.
Through best practices, hands-on exercises, and real-world school scenarios attendees will learn critical approaches and gain the knowledge to make them successful EDU Google Workspace administrators.
We look forward to providing this new and exciting offering to our friends and colleagues in the K12 space. For more information on the Amplified Admin Bootcamp and Certifications or to register for an upcoming Bootcamp near you please visit our events page or click here for online course options.
Google for Education Training Lead
About the Author:
Tom is a Google for Education Certified Administrator and Certified Deployment Specialist with over 23 years in IT and 16 years in K-12 education as a Data Center Operations and Fields Service Manager in Ontario. Tom brings unique insights into the planning, implementation, and support of Google for Education in the K-12 space. Today he leads his team of Amplified IT Google for Education Consultants in supporting school districts in their technical journey with Google adoption.