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Google launches a new certification program for mobile site developers

13 April 2017 - 16:47

Haris

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Early this month, Google launched a new certification program targeted for mobile site developers. The exam covers everything from the basics of why mobile sites matter to how to improve mobile site speed, effective mobile UX design and many advanced topics like progressive web apps.

According to Google, passing the exam means that the developer have “a demonstrated ability to build and optimise high-quality sites, and allows you to promote yourself as a Google accredited mobile site developer.”

Majority of the content in the study guide for the course focuses on site speed. According to Google, the majority of mobile site visitors will leave a site If it takes more than three seconds to load, yet the average load time for a mobile landing page is 22 seconds.

The exam doesn’t focus on Android, iOS or any other mobile operating system, though it does cover Google’s own Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project.

The course is available on Google Partners page.

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