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11:37 pm on Apr 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I just took the exam today, but realized that I should have signed up for a Adwords Pro (My Client Center). So this means that I entered my main Adwords account ID instead of the My Client Center ID (which I just signed up for).

I emailed the people at Prometric, the company that administers the exam, but I also just realized that my account history from the past 90 days won't qualify me since I just created the account today, and will have to wait another 90 days. I wish the whole process wasn't this confusing, so I would have signed up for My Client Center months ago.

3:39 am on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
Can you throw some more light on Google Adwords Professional Exam , as its benefits after passing , how tough was the excam and you experince in preperation.
As i m looking forward to give this exam too.
4:04 am on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Besides 90 day history i guess you have to spend the minimum amount of money on advertising to be fully eligible for GAP
4:16 pm on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In my experience when you sign up for MCC it will count your original account length towards first requirement of 90 days. So If you had an adwords account for at least 90 days you should be good here. To check go to MCC then -->Account requirements:
• Days since first AdWords account creation: 954 (look here) if have 90 or more you good.
Then you have to spend at least a $1000 and you good to go.

As for exam just study this [google.com ] and take practice quizzes and you will do fine.

I just took it a month ago it wasn’t bad.

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So this means that I entered my main Adwords account ID instead of the My Client Center ID (which I just signed up for).

No, go to your MCC look in the right hand corner "customer id" use this one when taking an exam. At least that what i did, it worked perfectly. not the original adwords id.

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My problem is that I unwittingly used the ID from my original adwords account, not the MCC. I emailed the guys who administer the exam (prometrics) and haven't gotten a reply from them. Maybe AdwordsAdvisor can help?

And I'm pretty sure the money that you spend with adwords before creating your MCC doesn't count towards fullfilling the spend requirement.

And yes, the Learning Center modules were very thorough and eductional, and the exam wasn't too difficult.

5:42 am on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Chinara,
I have strted up with the quiz , and learning better.
1:38 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am just getting ready to recertify. You need to do this every two years.

The exam is hard. You must study. You can not pass without reviewing all the modules and having a degree of proficiency in AdWords.

This is not a test like the Yahoo Ambassador test. This one as it is difficult and comprehensive means something when you pass it.

I study for it as a college exam. I took one to two months to review every module. I wrote notes during each module and then studyied for three days intensively and then passed the test with flying colors.

Don't try to fly by the seat of your pants on this one. But understand that the qualification that you do receive really means something to your potential clients and moves you into a sphere that will allow you to charge more and to gain new customers.

Certification has allowed my business to grow substantially and has really generated new income for my business.

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I just discovered a nasty problem. My GAP logo was tied to my last employer MCC (my email address there was the login) who innocently asked for it to be deleted and dozens of customer accounts moved to another MCC in bulk. My logo link no longer works and Google says I need to sit the exam again with my new MCC (personal one, so it doesn't have the $1000 per month spend for 3 months).

I find this grossly unfair because I, the individual, passed the exam, not the company. I managed the required spend, so I had the experience to qualify for the exam. Am I suddenly "unqualified"? Has anyone else been in this situation?

5:03 am on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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anallawalla:

I'm not sure exactly what you are saying, but it sounds like you had were certified in an account that belonged to your employer. If that's the case that's not that much different from my problem.

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Hi,
But if all this happens ,it sounds little strange, what one shud do in such situations.
1:37 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You are going to have to sit the exam yourself again. When taking the exam, you use(d) your employers MCC ID.

There is no way for Google to know it was actually YOU who took the exam.

2:58 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You could log in to the prometrics account and change the MCC id, if that is your account.
2:33 pm on May 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've just passed my exam (88.8% pass )

Any ideas on how i can find clients?

 

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