“Security Validation Failed” Message – Google Adwords Certification Exam

If you’re reading this, then it’s likely that you are trying to take the Google Adwords Certification Exam and have found that somewhere between registering & before starting the exam, you get the ominous message “Secure Validation Error”. You may also find that you are given the option to select fields (for example, what job functions you serve) but are unable to click inside the fields to make your selection.

Don’t panic! It appears to be a browser issue. Try the following:

1. Close out your browser and start it again.
2. If that doesn’t work, try using a different browser.

It’s that simple.

(You can learn more about Browser Options here.)

We wrote this post because we experienced this mid-exam and it was quite nerve-wracking. Many people seem to be having the same problem so if you have additional information or if this post helped, please leave a comment.

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