I am not very pleasantly surprised by how much I have actually done. I passed all 5 tests first time and with reasonable scores (1 exception - I scraped through because I didn't allow myself enough time and I had to rush or miss my next appointment)
In the process of preparing, I learnt about more functionality within the Google Apps Suite. Some highlights:
- Inserting charts you can make them dynamic so they update if your source data changes
- Much more au fait with labels in GMail and I use them much more now
- I never knew you could have a dual screen where you run a presentation on one screen and have your notes on the other - that is really neat!
- For my video, I imported data into a map and again, the Google Maps is brill. Even the Maps Engine Lite is great, although C-Learning are probably going to go to the Pro version so that we can get more data on a single map. If you have data that geographical elements (customers, venues, students, or anything), then you will be really pleased to be able to view them all on a single map.
You have to identify three referees for the application and I want to say a big thank you to mine who agreed to be my referee without hesitation.
I am simply waiting now. I would recommend the process because the focus of preparing for the exams really is a learning process. I am constantly amazed at the functionality within Google Apps and it is growing all the time. So, have a go. You might be surprised how much you enjoy the process.
I'll let you know how I get on. I should hear by mid June.