Have you done the Google IT Support Professional Certificate? | Coursera Community
Coursera Header

Have you done the Google IT Support Professional Certificate?

  • 13 December 2018
  • 30 replies
  • 892 views


Show first post

30 replies

Badge
Hi @g35jt. Sorry about that, how frustrating to be given a link that doesn't work! 😒

I looked into this. If you just received the invitation to join the Google IT Completer Community, it may take up to 24 hours before you have access to the private forum.

I think this is why you're getting that message when you click on the link. The Completer Community should appear on the Community homepage under the "Forums" tab within 24 hours.

Again, I'm sorry for the frustration.


Now I have full access, thank you reaching out and providing me with the access to the completion resources. Now I am much more optimistic regarding the program.
Userlevel 7
Badge +13
@g35jt I'm so glad that it's working and you're feeling more optimistic. Thank you for letting me know!
Badge
I have the certificate. I think it’s a great course. I thought myself very comfortable with IT going into the course already, but there were a lot of little things that I learned. I thought it was very broad in scope, but I loved that it stressed fundamentals. A lot of the explanations and graphics, especially those on encapsulation were very well done.
It took me just over a month to complete.
I would say that I’m very frustrated in that it hasn’t helped me get a job. I’ve had no luck even landing interviews. I feel that the claims of this course are extremely exaggerated. I had no companies contact me. And only one recruiter, months later, who told me they had no open positions. This recruiter had never worked with an IT position before. I spoke to him once and never heard back. I feel that it does very little if anything for a resume. So, if you merely want to learn i’d say it’s useful. But as far as landing an actual job, figure out how you can get a degree
Userlevel 7
Badge +13
I have the certificate. I think it’s a great course. I thought myself very comfortable with IT going into the course already, but there were a lot of little things that I learned. I thought it was very broad in scope, but I loved that it stressed fundamentals. A lot of the explanations and graphics, especially those on encapsulation were very well done.
It took me just over a month to complete.
I would say that I’m very frustrated in that it hasn’t helped me get a job. I’ve had no luck even landing interviews. I feel that the claims of this course are extremely exaggerated. I had no companies contact me. And only one recruiter, months later, who told me they had no open positions. This recruiter had never worked with an IT position before. I spoke to him once and never heard back. I feel that it does very little if anything for a resume. So, if you merely want to learn i’d say it’s useful. But as far as landing an actual job, figure out how you can get a degree


Hi @Snowsombrero. Great overview – thank you for sharing about your experience! While I'm not in the IT field myself, I can relate to feeling very frustrated with not landing interviews when I think I'm a great candidate for a job. Have you checked out the resources in the Google IT Completer private forum yet?
Badge
Completed the Google IT Cert when it was offered the very first time. Originally they had offered 6 courses and had opted for that track. The course was on Automation and we had to choose either the 6 course track or the 5 course track. Interestingly after choosing the 6 course track the Automation course was taken out and finished the certification with 5 courses.

For an online course it was really well organized and clearly presented. At times the lectures were challenging to understand on viewing them the first time. However, got used to the online mode of learning. Labs were good and the Google Cloud was great to work on with the Virtual Machines for different OS's.

As far as finding a job as an entry level IT person has not been successful at all. There has been no feedback from Google on that subject. That has been lacking.

It would make sense for companies to give the people who finish this certification some time to intern for them, this way there will be more opportunity for the graduates of these certificates and also the companies could find the right candidates. Since we keep hearing that there is a great need for IT workers and the field of IT has a high potential for growth it would make sense to somehow find a way to supply gainful employment for the people concerned. Otherwise this certification holds no meaning.

Reply