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Becoming a certified ChromeOS Administrator

How I obtained this certification in less than a year

Welcome to the Devoteam G Cloud Blog! In today’s post, we will dive into the world of ChromeOS administration and explore the journey of becoming a certified ChromeOS administrator in less than one year. 

With the rising popularity of Chromebooks and the need for efficient cloud-based management, mastering ChromeOS administration can open up opportunities for IT professionals. Whether you’re an IT enthusiast or an organisation considering ChromeOS adoption, this article will guide you towards becoming a certified administrator. Discover the key steps, resources, and experiences that led me to achieve this certification and unlock possibilities in cloud-based operating systems.

Understanding the skills and knowledge required for certification

In this section, we’ll cover the details of this certification and the steps you can take to prepare effectively.

Skills and knowledge required

Mastery of the skills and knowledge in the areas below is essential for successful ChromeOS administrator certification:

  • Know how to perform actions in the admin console to deploy applications, manage security policies, retrieve device logs, manage licences.
  • Understand the security settings in ChromeOS: VPN, certificate deployment, forced re-registration, encryption, etc.
  • Ensuring that identity functions are configured correctly: account configuration, using third-party identity providers.
  • Understanding the principles of ChromeOS: Configuring updates, default settings and best practices.
  • Selecting the right hardware: Chrome OS specifications, hardware features, ChromeOS Flex.

Find out more about how to prepare here!

Exam specifications

It is essential to understand the structure of the exam in order to prepare properly.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Registration fee: free until January 2024 (Google covers the registration fee of $125 USD)
  • Language: English or Japanese
  • Online-proctored from a remote location
  • Recommended: more than 12 months’ experience with the Administration Console
  • Certification period: 2 years

Exam format:

This certification examination is designed to assess your knowledge and skills related to ChromeOS administration, ensuring that you are well-prepared to manage ChromeOS devices effectively in various organizational settings.

Multiple choice

The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that will challenge your understanding of ChromeOS administration. These questions are carefully crafted to cover a wide range of topics, from basic concepts to advanced configurations.

Allotted time

You will have a total of 2 hours to answer all 50 questions. This time frame is designed to provide you with ample opportunity to consider each question reflectively and select the most appropriate answers.

Question types

Most questions in the exam require you to choose a single correct answer. However, some questions will ask you to select several correct choices. It’s essential to read each question carefully and pay attention to any instructions provided.

Tips for success

  1. Be Familiar with Google Administration Console Vocabulary: It’s essential to be familiar with the vocabulary and terminology used in the Google Administration Console.
  2. Marking Questions: During the exam, you have the option to markquestionsfor review. This feature allows you to flag questions that you might want to revisit before finalizing your answers.

Receiving Your Results

Once you’ve passed the certification exam, you’ll receive your results instantly
Generally, final results are sent by e-mail the following week. This e-mail will clearly indicate whether you have passed the exam with “PASS“, or whether further preparation is required.


Becoming a certified ChromeOS administrator is an achievable goal that can lead to exciting career prospects. 

By following a well-defined roadmap, acquiring the necessary skills, and gaining practical experience, you can master ChromeOS administration in less than a year.

It’s a bit disappointing that Google doesn’t provide much training to pass this certification. You’ll have to review the various support pages and sub-menus in the admin console to practise.

This certification is an excellent way of standing out in the professional world and showing employers and customers that you are an expert in the field.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take the exam because certification is available at no cost until January 2024!

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