A certification program from Google has launched for mobile site developers

A certification program from Google has launched for mobile site developers
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Google has announced the launch of a new certification programme for mobile site developers to prove their worth.

The new exam covers various aspects of mobile website development from the basics of why mobile-optimised sites matter, all the way to methods of improving mobile site speed, the importance of optimal UX design, and topics such as progressive web apps.

Passing the exam allows you to promote yourself with the honour of being a Google accredited mobile site developer who has “demonstrated ability to build and optimise high-quality sites”

Anyone with some knowledge of SEO knows Google has increasingly prioritised websites that are well optimised for mobile. One of the most important aspects for those looking to get a higher ranking in Google’s searches is to ensure your website is fast. Research indicated the majority of mobile site visitors will abandon the website if it takes longer than three seconds to load, and yet the average load time is 22 seconds.

The certification programme joins others such as those for AdWords and Analytics as part of Google’s Partner program. Unlike the AdWords certification, the exam for mobile site developers only requires passing the one test.

You’ll need an 80 percent score to pass the exam and it will take 90 minutes. There are 65 questions in total and the certificate has a validity period of 12 months.

To find materials to study for the exam, or to give it a go, head this way.

Do you plan on taking Google’s certification exam for mobile site developers? Let us know in the comments.

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