Udemy Course by Paul Ogier on June 12, 2023

TAMING GAM - A practical guide to GAM and GAMADV-XTD3

If you are the administrator for a Google Workspace environment, this course is for you!

Protect your Google Workspace

If you use Google Workspace (G Suite) and you, or any of your clients, fall under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) South Africa's Protection of Personal Information (POPI), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). or any other privacy protection laws, then this course is a must!

GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 Course

This course will teach you how to administer Google Workspace more efficiently, effectively and make you more productive.

TAMING GAM - A practical guide to GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 is an up to date, in depth course that logically breaks down all the steps to ensure the optimum administration and security of your Google Workspace (G Suite) environment.

This course starts at the beginning and ends at the end. 🙂 So whether you’re a newbie to GAM (Google Apps Manager), or have a working knowledge of it, you will gain valuable understanding, insight and experience on how to gain the best functionality for your specific environment.

Increase your productivity and be more effective by learning how to add 100s of users at the same time, how to change passwords in one shot, or how to see how many files and folders are shared outside your domain - a must to comply with privacy laws and protect your organisation's IP.

And that’s just scratching the surface of what you’ll learn from this practical guide.

Free Resources, Editable Scripts and Life-time Access

The 9 hours and 50 pages of free resources provided in this course will expand your knowledge of GAM and give you practical examples so that you can deploy what you’ve learnt with confidence.

Loads of editable scripts will save you time and effort and get you up to speed in no time.

Our life-time access means there is no time pressure to complete this course. You can work through it at your own pace. Pause, explore, test and move on to the next section when you’re ready. It also means that you can refer back to a section to revise or use one of the many resources or scripts when you need to.

Learn how to set up and use GAMADV-XTD3 in Google Workspace (G Suite) with practical examples.

Would you like to set up GAMADV-XTD3 on Windows 10? How about setting GAM up on macOS?

This brand-new course, delves into how to use GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 in either your Google Workspace or to work with your clients.

What is GAM and GAMADV-XTD3?

GAM (Google Apps Manager) and GAMADV-XTD3 are free, open source command line tools for Google Workspace administrators that make managing a domain/s easier and setting up users quicker and pain-free.

GAM offers the functionality in Google Workspace that PowerShell offers in the Microsoft environment.

GAM enables you to, among many other things, add 100s of users at one time, change a selection of passwords at the same time, see how many files and what folders are shared outside your domain. That’s just a quick overview of some functionality this tool facilitates.

For a detailed lesson plan and topics covered In TAMING GAM - A Practical Guide To GAM And GAMADV-XTD3, click here.

TAMING GAM - A Practical Guide To GAM And GAMADV-XTD3 walks you through the global elements that you can manage, add, edit and delete in Google Workspace. It explains to you in a step-by-step, logical way all the major parts and processes to improve the performance of your Workspace environment.

Loads of practical examples allow you to build on your knowledge and to figure out the best way to apply it specifically to your company.

In between real life scenarios, other nuggets and pro-tips are provided that will help you become a superior Google Workspace administrator.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed to improve the lives and careers of:

  • Google Workspace Admins or teams of administrators (This course will save you countless hours of brain numbing work.)
  • If you have done our “Taming Google Workspace (G Suite) - An Administrator Guide” (link) course and are ready for the next level of knowledge and functionality.
  • Google Workspace Resellers (This course will give you a better understanding of the power behind the Google product suite and the best way for your clients to utilise it.)
  • If you come from a Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft / Office 365 setting and know what PowerShell can do, and are looking for that functionality within Google Workspace.
  • If you work on Google Workspace (G Suite) and you want to be more efficient and productive and are looking for functionality beyond the built-in UI.

What level of knowledge is needed to do this course?

Understand GAMADV-XTD3

This course is perfect for beginners. If you’ve never used GAM And GAMADV-XTD3, this course is perfect for you. It starts at the beginning and works through the various sections carefully.

If you have a working knowledge of Google Workspace and would like to build on and expand it, this course is the ideal way to round out your proficiency and to make sure that you have a comprehensive command of all aspects of GAM and GAMADV-XTD3.

If you have, or are moving, from Microsoft to Google, this course will save you hours of trial and error and put you in control of your new environment.

How is this course structured?

This online course is video and text based.


Creating a folder in Google Workspace using GAMADV-XTD3

It is structured logically, where each lesson builds on the previous lesson.

Each lesson comes with free resources and editable scripts that you can copy, paste and edit for specific commands that you want to execute.

Below each lesson is a Q&A section that enables students to upvote and downvote questions, like you do on Reddit. All students can see  the Q&A section and become part of the community where we share tips, tricks and comments that relate to specific topics and environments.

All examples that we run through in the videos are detailed below the video with time stamps that allow you to test and run the examples in either your live environment or a testing sandbox.

As you go through the course, you'll often be directed to external links, on the Google Help Centre, wikis for GAM And GAMADV-XTD3 and other relevant articles that will enhance your mastery of this subject.

Once you mark a section as complete, our course software will automatically direct you to the next section when you return to the course.

You can work through the lessons systematically, or you can interact with the course in an unstructured way by simply choosing which topic interests you at that time. Alternatively,  use this as a reference guide for things that you need to achieve as and when you need them.

Unlike a fully text based course, this course packs a lot of information into short, structured, modular sessions. It’s accessible, easy to understand, engaging, and comprehensive.

It’s available in English, and consists of a mix of videos and readings.

What will I learn from this course?

Where do I find more commands or help?

Installing GAMADV-XTD3 on Windows, macOS, Ubuntu (Linux) and Google Cloud

Create, Edit, Get Details and Delete Users. Creating users in bulk using a CSV and Google Sheet.


Enabling and disabling IMAP and POP Settings

Find and change emails, updating labels and working with advanced labels.

Adding and updating filters to your Gmail.

Searching your domain for specific keywords.

Vacation and Out of Office settings can be updated for all or some of your users.

Updating and creating a domain wide signature with details pulled into the signature from the Google Directory.

Google Calendar

View events

Creating events either singularly or in bulk using CSV.

Editing and moving events.

Deleting some or all of your events.

Google Drive

You can view activities on your Google Drive.

Show the file or folders information.

Searching through all files in the Google Drive based on various parameters and conditions.

Customising the Google Drive.

Transferring files from one Google Drive to another.

Deleting files and folders.

Working with orphaned files in Google Drive.

Working with Shared (Team) drives in Google Drive, by editing, deleting, creating and copying files.

Cleaning Shared Drives.


Searching in Google Drive using GAMADV-XTD3

Python Scripts

How to setup Python so that you can run the various Python scripts.


Reporting on various elements of your Google Workspace domain, including users, Drive and Gmail.

How long will it take me to work through the course?

Naturally, there are a lot of variables, such as, time available, level of knowledge etc., but we estimate that if you wanted to fully commit to work through this course, it should take about 4-5 days to get through all the material.

Course Content and Video Lengths



Introduction to A Practical Guide to GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 - 06:38

Where do I find more commands or help? - 04:00


Installing GAMADV-XTD3 on Windows - 15:37
Installing GAMADV-XTD3 on macOS - 09:57
Installing GAMADV-XTD3 on Ubuntu - 07:52
Installing GAMADV-XTD3 on Google Cloud Multiple Computers, Multiple Customers and Domains

Basic GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 Commands

Create, Edit, Get Details and Delete Users - 20:57
Create Users in bulk - 24:43
Create users with a CSV - 09:16
Create users with a Gsheet - 03:43
Getting Details of Users - 09:02


IMAP and POP Settings - 03:37
Email Summaries and Stats - 16:27
Find and Change Emails - 08:05
Labels - 21:37
Advanced Labels - 08:35
Filters - 12:21
Creating emails from script - 04:53
Search for Keywords - 04:30
Vacation Settings or Holiday Settings or Out of Office settings - 13:00
Signatures - 23:32

Google Calendar

View Calendars - 12:47
Create Events - 32:19
Create Event using a CSV - 10:58
Edit Events - 15:59
Moving Events - 08:22
Deleting some events and ALL events - 05:49

Google Drive

View Activity - 20:51
Files and Folders Info - 10:38
Searching Part 1 - 17:07
Searching Part 2 - 11:19
Create - 13:50
Customisation - 12:39
Download - 06:58
Transferring Stuff - 12:17
Deleting Files and Folders - 09:22
Orphans - 07:13
Shared Drives - Creating something from nothing but CODE - 12:01
Shared Drives - Getting the info…mation - 07:58
Shared Drives - Copying - 06:43
Drive and Shared Drives - Cleaning - 06:18

Python Scripts

Setting up Python on Windows - 04:43
Running a Python Script - 15:19


Reports - How to find and report on stuff - 14:48


Conclusion - 01:52

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