Introducing Associate Android Developer Certification by Google

Posted by JP Souchak, Program Manager

The Associate Android Developer Certification program was announced at Google I/O
, and launched a few months later. Since then, over 322 Android
developers spanning 61 countries have proven their competency and earned the
title of Google Certified Associate Android Developer.

To establish a professional standard for what it means to be an Associate
Android developer in the current job market, Google created this certification,
which allows us to recognize developers who have proven themselves to uphold
that standard.

We conducted a job task analysis to determine the required
and content of the certification exam. Through field research
and interviews with experts, we identified the knowledge, work practices, and
essential skills expected of an Associate Android developer.

The certification process consists of a performance-based exam and an exit
interview. The certification fee includes three exam attempts. The cost for
certification is $149 USD, or 6500 INR if you reside in India. After payment,
the exam will be available for download, and you have 24 hours to complete and
submit it for grading.

In the exam, you will implement missing features and debug an Android app using
. If you pass, you will undergo an exit interview where, you will
answer questions about your exam and demonstrate your knowledge of Associate
Android Developer competencies

Check out this short video for a quick overview of the Associate Android
Developer certification process:

Earning your AAD Certification signifies that you possess the skills expected of
an Associate Android developer, as determined by Google. You can showcase your
credential on your resume and display your digital badge on your social media
profiles. As a member of the AAD Alumni Community, you will also have access to
program benefits focused on increasing your visibility as a certified developer.

Test your Android development skills and earn the title of Google Certified
Associate Android Developer. Visit to get started!

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