Mobile Web Specialist

Prove your mobile web skills by earning a Mobile Web Specialist Certification. Earning this certification will be a definitive step in your career as a Mobile Web Developer.

Study and prepare
Take the exam
Record exit interview
Earn your certification

Becoming a Google Certified Mobile Web Specialist

Start your journey by watching a brief video that outlines the steps to becoming a Google Certified Mobile Web Specialist.

You'll find out about the exam requirements, how to prepare yourself for the exam, a brief description of the exam and the exit interview, and what you'll receive if you're successful.

Requirements
Mobile web skills

The certification exam is designed to test the skills required of a mobile web developer with 3 to 4 years of front-end web development experience, including Progressive Web Apps. To assess your proficiency and readiness for the exam, check the "Exam Content" section for an overview of what the exam covers. If you'd like to take the exam, but feel you need to prepare a bit more, level up your mobile web knowledge using the Mobile Web Specialist Study Guide.

Language

The exam consists of a set of coding challenges and an exit interview. The exam is currently only available in English.

System requirements

Hardware:

  • 4 GB RAM and 2 GHz dual core processor
  • Minimum 1280 x 768 resolution
  • Webcam

Browser:

  • Chrome 60 or Firefox 55
  • Must accept cookies, allow geolocation, and disable ad blockers for the duration of the exam
Valid identification

You must be able to present government-issued photo identification from a non-embargoed country (see "U.S.-embargoed countries," below). For Canada, United States, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland you may use a driver's license. For all other countries you must provide a current passport. You will scan and upload a photo of your identification using your webcam or upload a copy of your ID that you've previously scanned in JPG, PNG, or BMP format.

U.S.-embargoed countries

Google complies with the United States government's list of embargoed countries. The current embargoed country list includes Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Crimea.

Age requirement

If you are under 13, you are not eligible to take the exam or to become certified. If you are between 13 and 17 years of age, you may test and receive certification with parental consent. If you are participating in a location that requires by law a lower minimum age for entry into such programs, then the minimum age limit will be the stated minimum required age. Individuals 18 years or older are eligible for certification without any age-related restrictions.

Exam Content

Before you take the exam, make sure you can solve the types of coding challenges that the exam contains. To prepare, use the Mobile Web Specialist Study Guide.

Basic website layout and styling

Build a web app’s responsive layout and style appropriate to the user’s device using only HTML, CSS, and JavaScript without the overhead of libraries or frameworks (such as jQuery).

Front-end networking

Use JavaScript to set up reliable front-end networking protocols with appropriate error handling.

Accessibility

Use accessibility best practices to make web apps accessible to all users, including those with visual, motor, hearing, and cognitive impairments.

Progressive Web Apps

Create web apps that are available offline and provide a consistent, native-app-like experience.

Performance optimization and caching

Audit an app's performance to reduce page load times and maintain responsive user experiences.

Testing and debugging

Write unit tests that verify expected behaviors and diagnose common web-app problems.

ES2015 concepts and syntax

Implement ES2015 syntax to perform common JavaScript tasks.

Mobile web forms

Design efficient and secure web forms with basic HTML in order to improve the user experience.

Taking the Exam
When you take the Mobile Web Specialist Certification exam you will:
FAQs
What is the exam?

The exam is performance based. You will be asked to write code in a set of exam tasks to demonstrate your skill. You should be prepared to solve challenges for any of the competency areas listed in the Exam Content section and the individual competencies described in the Mobile Web Specialist Study Guide.