I am Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ) Certified: Is that really Needed?

July 29th, 2009 13 Comments »

GAIQ: A Good Way to authenticate your knowledge on Google Analytics

Its one pending task which I wanted to do since many days, and this weekend was the best suited for me and made up my mind to take it, GAIQ Test.

Well, I asked myself why should I have taken this test spending $50 just for an online certificate.

when I was thinking and mentioned about taking GAIQ test, Many people commented like its an open book test, you can easily pass if we 2 or more people sit together who have knowledge in GA , I would totally agree them, However I still wanted to take this test…WHY?

Not because it’s a certification by Google or cos I will get one certificate that adds to my resume or it adds honour to my skills, its cos

  • it’s a Sense of satisfaction to clear and get authenticated your knowledge on Google Analytics
  • Its a benchmark to say I am sound in Google Analytics.
  • That’s when you feel you have reached a goal (Goal setting you see..:) )

Google describe The Google Analytics Individual Qualification (or Google Analytics IQ) as “a proof of proficiency in Google Analytics that is available to any individual who has passed the Google Analytics IQ test”.

I totally agree with it.

This Saturday is a personal working day for me cos whole day I spent time in going through all the slides and @ 6 I thought of taking the test, as always I am super lucky!!! Power Cut :) (For one hour)

@7 I started test at last, and passed in flying 99%

Google Analytics Individual Qualification - Pradeep SV

After going through all the training material, GAIQ was not that difficult, but definitely there are few tricky questions.

Course Material was very comprehensive and would sure would not be able to make it in test without going through all the slides.

Though I am kind of happy to see 99% scored, I am still unhappy for not having a badge or a kind of logo to say I am a qualified professional (just like Omniture have)

Google Analytics Individual Qualification - Pradeep SV

About Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ):

Google Analytics Launches Individual Qualification Program” we heard this on March 3, 2009. This was mainly created program to display proficiency in Google Analytics.