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I’m now an Qualified Analytics Individual!

Mar 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Google Analytics, News & Updates, Online Marketing, Personal Stories, This Site, Website Branding

Okay, time to congratulate me – I just got another certification from Google! (Okay, if you’re not my biggest fan – the first one was the AdWords Qualification back in 2005)

I’m now a Qualified Analytics Individual, which basically means I’ve gone through a pretty rigorous training to set up, understand and analyze Google Analytics for clients. I’m also talking with Google to become Google Analytics Certified Partners, but that’s a story for another day.

I’d wanted to take this test ever since Vinny from Google told me it’s available two weeks ago. Then, my desire for the qualification went through the roof when I attended the Google Analytics Master Class last week. Went through the preparation seminars, shivered in my boots for a little while and then finally gave the test! It was nice to get that certificate (image below).

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Now, I’m going to find out if there’s a logo that’s associated with this too  :D

I didn’t really want to admit it, but the process of preparing for the test was quite enlightening. This test was a little bit tougher than the AdWords test, some questions were tricky. And it’s prepared me to take our next Google Analytics Corporate Training to the next level.

Although, I’ll do my best to simplify the complexities of Analytics for the participants in the room, I might just take a little time to introduce them to the some advanced features like Custom Reports, Advance Segmentation, Ecommerce tracking & Filters.

So, that’s the first piece of news. The second piece of news is that the shiny new site for the Boot Camp is up – www.MoreWebBusiness.com!

While the original site was good for info marketers who’re used to seeing long sales pages … the new site is much shorter and piffier. Plus, it looks gorgeous!

morewebbusiness

So, if you haven’t yet signed up for it – go get your entry to our next SEO Training in Singapore – the next one starts April 17th. Ticket prices have been slashed to the ground – they start from just S$195 (the cheapest ticket was $995 for the last Boot Camp).

So, sign up for the Boot CampFollow me on Twitter – And stay healthy, wealthy & wise!

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  1. Congrats. I took the test a little while ago and passed also. I found it quite easy, at first I was worried about questions concerning Advanced Segments and Motion Charts… but found more questions surrounding Adwords integration with GA.

    Be sure to blog if you see they have a logo to use some time too :)

  2. Thanks Adam – that’s a great site you have there – Just this morning, I was doing a podcast with Andrew Wee and he was asking me if I had any good resources for marketers to learn about Analytics – wish I’d seen your comment a few hours ago!

    Anyway, I did speak to an Analytics team leader about the Logo – he’s investigating why there’s no logo yet, seemed like they weren’t fundamentally against the logo idea, someone just hadn’t gotten around to designing it yet – fingers crossed :D

  3. Thanks for the compliment on the site… wish I had commented earlier now too! :)

    I found it interesting there has been chatter out there, from companies who have their GAAC status – feeling that the IQ certification will somehow confuse people and give the false impression that IQ is equal to GAAC. Perhaps that is why Google will hold back on the logo. I don’t know. I can say, I don’t think I have ever picked up a client because I was either Adwords certified (individually) or as a company (both of which I am).

  4. Hi Rachit

    Proudly I can say that I am first one in East India who has been certified by Google Analytics Qualified Individual.
    I have become a Certified Google Analytics Qualified Individual.

    I know that very few professional across the India are certified. I don’t have any list of those people even I am not aware about any single person who is certified.

    Here you can see my certificate – Google Analytics Certified – Amit Mani Mishra, Delhi India

  5. We are delighted to announce here, we have become a Google Analytics and Google Adwords Qualified Individual Company.
    It really a great motivation for us and our expert team. we are pretty sure that it will build confidence i our new and existing customers.

    We are still upgrading work process to deliver the best to our clients.

    Thanking you.
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  6. There aren´t that many certified people in my country (Finland) and I´m planning on taking the exam in 2010.

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