The Google IT Support Professional Certificate introduces learners to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. This certificate is for beginners – no prior experience is required.
Jobs after this certificate
This certificate prepares you for an entry-level role as an Information Technology Support Specialist, whether that’s doing in-person or remote work, at a small company or a large enterprise organization. IT specialists solve technical problems at organizations of all sizes.
Skills you’ll learn
- Customer service
- Network protocols
- Cloud computing
- Windows operating system
- Linux command line
- Systems administration
- Encryption algorithms and techniques
Opportunities for credits and credentials
The IT Support Professional Certificate recently secured a credit recommendation from the American Council on Education’s (ACE) ACE CREDIT®, which is the industry standard for translating workplace learning to college credit. Now, learners can earn a recommendation of 12 college credits for completing the program–the equivalent of four college courses at the associate degree-level. This aims to help open up additional pathways to learners who are interested in higher education, and prepare them for entry-level jobs.
Certificate completers who also pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams will earn dual credential from CompTIA and Google.
When you complete the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, you’ll gain access to free career resources, including a resume builder and mock interviews (a $79/month value), as well as an IT-specific job platform where you can browse and apply for roles.
A pathway to jobs
Completing the Google IT Support Professional Certificate is an important first step, but you’ll also be supported in the next one – the job search.
Once you complete a certificate, you can choose to share your information directly with top employers, including:
More opportunities for everyone
We are proud to offer financial assistance through grants and scholarships. To date, we have helped over 10,000 learners. Google.org is providing funding for need-based scholarships through nonprofits that serve underrepresented communities, including a $2.5 million grant to the United Service Organizations (USO) to provide training and career guidance for transitioning military personnel, military spouses, and veterans.
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This 5-course certificate, developed by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company like Google. The program is part of Grow with Google, a Google initiative to help create economic opportunity for all.
A pathway to jobs
80% of Google IT Support Professional Certificate learners in the U.S. report a career impact within 6 months, such as finding a new job, getting a raise, or starting a new business