Who uses Google Workspace?
There are small teams of a handful of employees who use Google Drive to keep track of their dozens of clients and there are global enterprises who use Gmail and Google Calendar to schedule and plan every minute of their day. It doesn't matter the size of your endeavor or your need, the whole point of Google Workspace is how well it scales up and down at need. An important part of any online course on Google Workspace is covering how to scale the suite to meet the needs of your particular organization's size.
Are there Google Workspace certifications?
When Google rebranded G Suite into Google Workspace, they changed a few other things - certifications included. Although the new GMail logo got the most news coverage (I mean have you seen it?), they also phased out their Google Workspace/G Suite certifications. When Google retired the certification exam on December 31, 2020, they only explained that they were "reimagining the Google Workspace credentials in 2021". This came with a promise of a new curriculum based on enterprise users. Crucially, this does not mean that a Google Workspace course is useless — it simply won't lead to a specific certification from Google for the time being.
What is the most popular Google Workspace certification?
Before they retired it in December 2020, the Google Workspace Exam was Google's most popular Workspace certification. If you already have that certification, it will remain valid for two years, but with no replacement certification program announced yet, you might have to wait to get certified anew.
Google Workspace seems easy. Why have certifications?
It's true that one of the appeals of Google Workspace is its ease of use. But just like having a really great pen doesn't mean you suddenly know how to write a novel, having access to each of the Google Workspace apps doesn't mean you suddenly know how to best use them for your business and job. Google Workspace apps have functionality and capabilities that many users don't know about. Training that can eventually lead to certification in Google Workspace can make administrators who're better at providing a smooth experience, users who can produce better results and employees who are constantly finding ways to collaborate and produce more.