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Earn your Chrome OS administrator credential

A Chrome OS administrator is responsible for many aspects of an organization's IT. This includes administering users, organizational units, groups, and access to services. The Chrome OS administrator also manages security of the domain as well as network settings.

The Google Chrome OS administrator exam measures an individual’s ability to:

  • Create, delete and administer users for an organization
  • Configure and manage organizational unit access
  • Manage Chrome OS devices with the Google Admin console
  • Configure and manage security and privacy settings

The exam is currently down for maintenance. If you are interested in taking the exam once it is live again, fill out this short form and we will be in touch.


In the meantime, if you are a Google partner and have access to the Partner Advantage Portal, you may take the Chrome Enterprise Deployment Credential offered through Google University to supplement any customer requirements while the Chrome OS admin exam is unavailable. If you are not a Google partner, but are interested in joining the program, please fill out the enrollment form found here.


*Do not schedule your exam more than 1 month out.  Credentials provided will not work correctly due to the creation of a trial domain that is only available for 30 days.


About this credential exam

The exam is administered through ProctorU, and it objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role. To earn this credential, you must successfully pass the Chrome OS administrator exam. This exam has no prerequisites.

The exam lasts for 2 hours, and it has 30 multiple choice questions and 12 scenarios, where an administrator needs to set policies in the Admin console. Currently, the exam is available in English-only. Please note that you need to schedule your exam at least 48 hours in advance from when you can take it.

Price: Free

How often can you take the exam? 

If you don't pass on the first try you will be given up to 4 opportunities to pass the exam.

  • 2nd attempt: 14 days
  • 3rd attempt: 60 days
  • 4th attempt: 365 days

What you get passing the exam:

  • Credential certificate
  • T-shirt

How to pass the exam

  • Review the study guide below of topics which may appear.
  • Field experience: Practice setting up and deploying Chrome OS devices, such as Chromebooks, in your organization or to a test domain to prepare for this exam.

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Credential exam key topics

A Chrome OS administrator should be able to configure and manage all aspects of their organization's domain. This includes administering users, organizational units, and access to services. The Chrome OS administrator should also be able to manage security of their organization's domain and mobile policies.

Section 1: Creating, deleting and administering users

  • Creating new users manually
  • Administering users
  • Using system roles to delegate administration duties to users in a domain, including custom Admin roles

Section 2: Configuring and managing organizational unit (OU) access to and settings for Google Workspace services

  • Creating organizational units and child organizational units
  • Configuring device policies
  • Configuring user policies
  • Configuring wifi settings
  • Pushing apps and extensions
  • Enabling Android apps
  • Configuring security settings manage security options by organizational unit
  • Configuring managed guest session settings
  • Configuring kiosk settings
Tips for taking the exam on ProctorU

You can take the live proctored exam on ProctorU 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, make sure you schedule your proctoring session at least 48 hours in advance.

To use ProctorU, you will need:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Webcam (internal or external)
  • Government issued photo ID

Visit before your exam to test your equipment.  We recommend you click on the button that says “connect to a live person” to fully test out your equipment. Make sure that you are using the current version of Chrome Browser and have downloaded the ProctorU extension.

Additionally, review the test-taker resource center. You should expect the startup process with the proctor to take about 10-15 minutes. However, this time will not affect your exam time. If you have any questions about the setup or format of the exam while taking it, you can ask the proctor through the live chat while taking your exam.

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