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Google IT Support Cert Graduates

  • 1 September 2019
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Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone has completed the certification and if it allowed them to find gainful employment? If so, could you share your story?

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Hello Mr. Aaron,

Regarding the Google IT support Professional certificate, I'm currently on my last course of the program "IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts" and I have 2 weeks left to complete the entire program.

I'm not sure about it's benefits jobwise, but it equips you with the fundamental skills that an IT support specialist should have.
Also, it is a beginner level course for people who are not studying IT, but would like to learn about it.

As, a 19-year-old mass communication bachelor student and also a complete novice in IT, I got to learn a lot from this course. This course actually helped spark my interest for IT and I got to know whether I am willing to put in the effort for studying IT. Due to the same reason, I am now planning to take IT as a minor at my university.

All in all, this program turned out to be quite a page-turner in my life. I would recommend this course to people who would like to learn about IT and to develop the basic knowledge regarding this field and also to explore their interests in it.

Thank you.

Regards,
Alina Nadeem
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Alina, thanks for sharing!
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The pleasure is all mine, Sir!

Sir, you know, I have shared Coursera's link on my facebook so others can also benefit from it as I did.
I have also guided many of the people who have asked me about this program and how to join it.

I cannot thank Coursera and it's community enough for the profound support and guidance they have provided to their learners worldwide.

Thank you, Coursera for helping us build the confidence in ourselves to become self-driven learners. I really appreciate it!

Best regards,
Coursera's student,
Alina Nadeem
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I have heard several testimonies about people getting entry level positions with it. It seems to be recognized by few employers who are aware of it. My thought is Google should step up in creating awareness to employers that a certificate like this exist.
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I've had few employers comment on the certificate when they view my CV so all I can say is that it's increased traffic of companies viewing my CV.
It'll go a long way if google partners with firms to make more awareness on they courses it endorses .

So far, I'd say it's cost effective & rich!
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I have completed mine in early January, it took me a week to get through it. I don't understand why Google said it would take 8-10 months? Anyways since I completed it, I have recieved 0 new jobs in my area, since they want you to have a BA in computer science (something I do not have)
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Finished my course in January, have received 0 jobs. All employers will most likely look for a person who has at least the ComptTIA certification.
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I finished mine and it took a while but i changed jobs and they were impressed with the certification. I went from call center to the sole IT tech at a small company. I also had some experience in the field and it was a once in a million chance of it happening. Pure luck but it did help having that on my resume.
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I finished mine, it took a while however I'm glad I did do it. I really opened up my life, prior to doing it I had some IT background and was working contract. The first two courses I did in less than 2 weeks total, the next 4 took a while. Maybe 2-4 months? To preface that, I had some life issues and was transitioning between jobs/school. Having the cert really helped as employers saw that and were impressed. Just the name itself sounds great to them.

Tidbit here: I love the cert, but if I would add something that would make this cert the standard above taking the CompTIA A+ exam, I would add a section with some basic GSuite training. So many companies nowadays use GSuite for their offices and adding that to the cert would make it that much more unique and make it the go to IT certification.

Now I'm working full-time salaried at a huge company and love the work. I'm active and get to move around A LOT whether it be from user to user or office to office which I love. The cert helps you find work, however you must apply it. Networking and consultancy work is great! There are tons of recruiters out there looking for short to long term IT Helpdesk agents. It helps build experience and who knows, possibly get converted there.
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In my case not as employee but as an IT provider to businesses that need IT support.

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