University of San Francisco and Google Partner to Offer Online Google AdWords Courses

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University of San Francisco (USF) and Google are pleased to offer a 100% online version of the Google AdWords Certification Preparatory Course. The first section, Google Advertising Fundamentals, is complimentary and available at

U.S. News & World Report-ranked University of San Francisco (USF), announced their partnership with Google today and is pleased to offer a video based e-learning, 100% online version of the Google AdWords Certification Preparatory Course. This course is designed to give qualified individuals and companies specialized training, skills and knowledge of Google AdWords programs, 100% online.

The first of its kind, this course consists of four sections and includes 56 streaming video lectures totaling more than 12 hours of content, each delivered online by a subject matter expert from USF. The first section, the foundational AdWords exam training course Google Advertising Fundamentals, is complimentary and available online by visiting the “Classroom Login” page at and entering the username/password combination Google/training. Go in today and experience the benefits of video-based e-learning, cutting edge Google content delivered by USF’s subject matter experts, 100% online.

Access to the other three sections of the advanced Google AdWords Certification exam prep course is available at no cost to individuals who enroll in any of the USF online Internet Marketing certificate programs, covering nine of the most in demand knowledge areas of digital marketing. This innovative, 100% online Google prep course has also been made available in its entirety to all previous and current USF Internet Marketing certificate students. Past USF Internet Marketing students can log into their accounts and access the entire suite of the Google AdWords Certification training course for up to 12 months.

“The University of San Francisco offers the most comprehensive online Internet Marketing certificate programs available anywhere,” said Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of University Alliance Online. “Now, USF’s partnership with Google gives all professionals the best opportunity to obtain and use the advanced search engine knowledge and skills necessary to achieve Internet marketing success.”

In order for individuals to become certified in Google AdWords, they must pass both the Google Advertising Fundamentals exam as well as one of the following advanced exams: The Search Advertising Advanced Exam, the Display Advertising Exam and The Reporting & Analysis Advanced Exam.

The Google AdWords program, taken in conjunction with USF’s Internet marketing course, provides the skills and credentials interactive marketing professionals need to optimize performance and advance in their careers. Regionally accredited and ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, USF’s Master Certificate in Internet Marketing covers all facets of digital marketing, while the advanced specialized certificates take a deeper dive into individual disciplines, including, paid search and search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics, email marketing, affiliate marketing, social media and mobile marketing. Students have access to each certificate program for eight-weeks. All online courses are taught by real-world practicing experts.

These outstanding USF certificate programs are made available online by University Alliance. Through the instructor-led, video-based format of these superior programs, users find the ideal combination of academic excellence with online convenience.

About Google Inc.:
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About the University of San Francisco:
Acclaimed as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, the University of San Francisco has earned a reputation for academic excellence that dates back to its founding in 1855. It is committed to becoming internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. USF’s online programs are offered through its School of Business and Management, which includes the Masagung Graduate School of Management and the McLaren Undergraduate College of Business.

About University Alliance Online

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional online certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. All University Alliance partners are consistently rated among America’s best universities in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek. University Alliance partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of San Francisco, Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Scranton, Dominican University and Jacksonville University.

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