How to become a certified cloud professional
Head of Google Cloud Credentials and Certifications
Lead Developer Advocate, Google
Achieving a certification is seen as a stamp of approval validating one's skills and expertise to perform a given job role. Google Cloud Certification program brings a framework to help equip organizations develop talent for the future. These certifications are not just about Google Cloud technologies. Just like the real-world, examinees are expected to know the vast array of technologies they may encounter in their day-to-day jobs.
The question you might be asking yourself is: How do I become a certified cloud professional? First, let us share some tips with you on gaining hands-on experience with Google Cloud by introducing skill badges. Watch this video to learn more:
The more skill badges you achieve, the stronger your readiness becomes.The next question you may be asking yourself is: should I go for the associate or the professional level exam?
The associate level certification is focused on the fundamental skills of deploying, monitoring, and maintaining projects on Google Cloud. This certification is a good starting point for those new to cloud and can be used as a path to professional level certifications. Watch this video to learn about the Associate Cloud Engineer exam by Google Cloud.
Professional certifications span key technical job functions and assess advanced skills in design, implementation, and management. These certifications are recommended for individuals with industry experience and familiarity with Google Cloud products and solutions.
We’d recommend you start with reviewing the certification exam website and look for the descriptions of the role you think is most appropriate for you. The exam guide in particular is a helpful resource because it outlines the domains covered by the exam. As an example, check out the exam guide and the introduction video for the Professional Cloud Developer certification.
Setting a goal of achieving a certification is a personal and professional milestone! As much as we wish all of you interested in Google Cloud certification best of luck in earning them, we have one final reminder: please study to learn, not just to pass. The learning mindset is what keeps the technology exploration journey interesting.