Google Adwords Fundamentals Certification Exam
As many of you know the Google Adwords Fundamentals exam was a little trickier than originally thought. I myself can vouch for this. Boasting a score of 61 percent, let’s just say it was not my brightest or proudest moment in academia. While Google requires a passing score of 80 percent by their standards, but a passing score by academic standards is only a 60 percent. It seems as if Google wants to ensure anyone becoming Google Adwords certified has to actually learn the material and have a working knowledge of the material and be able to apply concepts to real life situations. I watched the videos and read the material, but it was not enough to pass on the first attempt. The worst part of not passing on the first attempt is having to wait for seven days to retake the exam.
Is it Really Cheating?
The question whether or not looking up the answers to the exams is cheating was debated by numerous members of class as well as with Ike and Russ. Russ mentioned if he were an employer and this situation arose he would fire the person, because he would want them to actually learn and know the material. There are websites such as www.coodie.com and www.youtube.com that share answers to the various Google Adwords certification exams. This is where the ethical dilemma comes into play; is it more important to pass the exam by learning the material or looking up the answers?
This is where I would like to ask a few questions that may question one’s ethics and or values.
1) What are your thoughts on the Google Adwords exams? Do you think their expectations are too high?
2) What is more important to you? Learning the material or passing the certifications for a grade?
3) What are your thoughts of websites such as Cootie or Youtube that offer alleged answers for the exams?
4) Do you think it is ethical to use the answers to help you pass the Google Adwords exams?
I encourage participation when answering these questions, but do remember to answer them wisely as this blog post is public and anyone could see it.
Google Adwords Certification Exams
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