Google Workspace Administrator
Day 1 Guide: Getting Started


Getting Started with Google Workspace

Google Workspace admin beginners course: A quick introduction

Welcome to the Google Workspace beginners training for new administrators!

What skills you will gain during the Google Workspace administration training

If you are completely new to Google Workspace, you’re in the right place – this is the best way to get help with getting started as an administrator.

This beginner-friendly walkthrough guide will help introduce you to Google Workspace and walk you through creating and setting up your account step by step.

By the end, you will have your account up and running and be familiar enough with Google Workspace to know what is going on and handle basic tasks.

See what Google Workspace and its different subscription plans offer

You will start by finding out what Google Workspace is, how it’s different from a free @gmail.com Google Account, and help you choose the best account type for your business.

Create your account and do the initial Google Workspace setup

Next, you will go step-by-step through signing up for a new Google Workspace account and buying a domain if you don’t already have one.

Next, we’ll move on to the mandatory initial setup of your account. This includes verifying your domain ownership, activating email delivery to Gmail by setting up MX records at your hosting provider, and creating user accounts for other people. At this point, you officially are a workspace administrator.

Get to know the basics of being an administrator

Next, you will get a quick introduction to the basics of the Google Admin – your account management panel.

We will also cover fundamental topics like managing billing, adding multiple domains, and more.

Learn how to create and manage users and organizational units

Users and organizational units are at the absolute core of Google Workspace. You will find out what they are and how to manage them.

You will also see how to do other user-related actions like resetting passwords, renaming, deleting, restoring, adding free email addresses, and more.

Transfer your emails, calendars, and contacts from other services to Google Workspace

Finally, those of you who are migrating from other similar services to Google Workspace, will see how to import emails, calendars, and contacts to Google Workspace.

Who should do this training

Maybe you are wondering if this training is right for you or if it’s worth doing. You absolutely should do it if:

  • You are totally new to Google Workspace cloud services.
  • You want to get started with Google Workspace.
  • You just signed up for Google Workspace and are still in the trial period.
  • You are looking to make a career out of Google Workspace administration.


For you to do this training, you should:

  • It’s best to have basic knowledge of some entry-level IT concepts but don’t worry if you don’t. We try to make everything as simple as possible and even avoid technical terms so that the content is accessible and easy to digest, even for beginners. 
  • You should have an active Google Workspace admin account to follow the steps as you go through the training. If you don’t, start from here.

How the training works

We help you do things step-by-step with images accompanying the instructions for each action you need to take. Say hi to easy-to-follow directions that you can follow at your own pace! You couldn’t get lost if you wanted to, even if you aren’t tech-savvy.

The training is flexible, and there is no fixed way to do it. It is up to you to use it as you see fit.

  • You can go through every article in this training one by one, like a course.
  • You can also skip anything that you don’t really need at this time and come back later.
  • You can revisit things you want to remember at any time.

How long the training takes to complete

  • How much time you need depends entirely on what you want from the training, but generally, it won’t take long to complete.
  • The content is super easy to go through, and you can choose to skip anything that is not beneficial for you at the moment.

Table of contents

We divided the Google Workspace beginner admins training into different sections. Each section covers specific related topics.

Let’s describe each section quickly to get an idea of what you can expect to find in this training.

How to access the Google Workspace beginners training quickly

  • To quickly view a specific part of the training, use the navigation menu on top.
  • Start from Google Admin Help, then Getting Started, and then select the section you are interested in.

Is Workspace123 affiliated with Google?

No, we are not affiliated with Google. However, we absolutely love their services. It is quite literally true that we know Google Workspace better than the palms of our hands.

We are proud to say that we have been in the business of supporting Google Workspace administrators and end-users with every conceivable task for almost a decade.

We have assisted a wide range of organizations of all sizes, from startups and small businesses to enormous organizations employing tens of thousands of people.

How is this Google Workspace training better than other options out there?

This question should rather be, “How isn’t it better?”.

  • It is cheaper (completely free) and often more effective than hiring someone to help.
  • It is easier to follow and understand than Google’s Help Center, YouTube videos, or any other resource you can find.
  • It is easier, faster, and usually more effective than contacting Google Workspace support or any live person. You don’t need to wait in a queue, talk or chat with anyone, wait for them to reply, or deal with someone inexperienced.
  • On the other hand, we are there for you at any time, and it only takes seconds to find what you need and get things done.

Workspace123 provides the smartest, quickest, most user-friendly, and by far the most enjoyable way to get help with Google Workspace.

We put together all you may need to know thoughtfully, with your convenience as the top priority. You get maximum results with minimum effort.

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