Gung fu, or Kung Fu as itâ€™s more commonly called in the west, is study, practice or learning that takes time, effort and energy to master. One can argue that learning how to use the Internet to search for information is the same, anyone can do it, but few master it. The act of mastering Internet search is colloquially known as Google-fu and Google wants to help you become the â€œSifuâ€ of Google-fu.
Starting July 9, 2012, Google has a course to help your employees sharpen their Internet searching skills. Power Searching with Google is a course that aims to teach users about the more advanced features and shortcuts of Google Search.
The courses will take place over six sessions, each lasting around 50 minutes and will be conducted online using Google Groups and Hangouts On Air – a live broadcast using Googleâ€™s online video conferencing tool. These courses are comprised of traditional assignments, interactive searching and group sessions that allow you to communicate with other â€œstudentsâ€ and staff from Google.
After youâ€™ve completed the course and passed the final assignment, Google will email you a printable certificate of completion. If youâ€™re interested, or feel your staff could use a boost in their searching abilities, registration is open now. Why should you register you ask? Well, the first reason is because itâ€™s free. The second reason is because this could really help make you and your employees more efficient at finding the information they need.
To sign up for the course, visit Googleâ€™s Search blog and press Register. If youâ€™d like to know more about Googleâ€™s products and how your company can benefit from them, please contact us.