Passing the GAIQ Test

  • Posted on: Aug 13 2016
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Google Analytics Certification and How to Pass the GAIQ Test

If you’re looking to prove your knowledge in Google Analytics, you may find yourself preparing for the GAIQ test. But what is the GAIQ test, is it the right choice for you, and what’s the best way to study?

We’ll help you out.

Inside the GAIQ Test

The Google Analytics Individual Qualification exam, more commonly called the GAIQ Test, is designed to provide a qualification credential to those with a vast knowledge of using Google Analytics.

The test is comprised of 70 multiple choice questions to be completed over the course of 90 minutes, although you do have the ability to pause the test and take breaks. In order to pass, you’ll ned to answer 56 of those questions correctly.

To take the test, you will need to pay a $50 registration fee each time you would like to sit.

Studying for the GAIQ Test

 In order to receive a passing score of 80%, you’ll need to study for the exam. Although it is an open book test, you shouldn’t expect to get a passing grade just by taking the exam with some notes in front of you. The questions will require thought and some previous experience using Google Analytics.

Topics that may appear on the test can vary, but for the most part will include regular Google Analytics features like AdWords, Goals, Funnels, E-Commerce Tracking, Domains & Subdomains, Custom Reports, and more. The best way to ensure you cover all these topics is to complete the 21 presentations offered through the Google Analytics IQ Lessons.

When studying for your GAIQ Test, you will want to take as detailed of notes as you can. These notes will be useful while taking the exam.

Taking the GAIQ Test

When the time comes to finally take your exam, be sure that you are prepared. You’ll want to properly time your questions so you do not waste too much time on one section of the portion and you will need to take frequent breaks.

For the most effective test taking strategy, go through the test once through answering the easy questions you already know the answers to. Once those are complete, go through again answering the questions you have a brief idea of but you want to look up. Finally, take a break from your exam to allow your mind to refresh and then return to tackle the questions you’re completely unsure of.

As with any exam that you take, be sure you’re reading the questions fully and paying close attention to what they are asking. Don’t allow yourself to become tricked by poor word choice or lazy reading.

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