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Google Cloud certification

Google Cloud certifications validate your expertise and showcase your ability to transform businesses with Google Cloud technology.

Why get Google Cloud certified

87% of Google Cloud certified individuals are more confident about their cloud skills.

Professional Data Engineer topped the list of highest paying IT certification of 2021 with Professional Cloud Architect following in second.2

More than 1 in 4 of Google Cloud certified individuals took on more responsibility or leadership roles at work.1

  1. Based on survey responses from the 2020 Google Cloud certification impact report.
  2. Based on responses from the Global Knowledge 2021 IT Skills and Salary Survey.

Which Google Cloud certification is right for you?

Foundational Certification

The foundational level certification validates broad knowledge of cloud concepts and Google Cloud products, services, tools, features, benefits, and use cases, specifically understanding the capabilities of Google Cloud.

This certification is appropriate for individuals in non-technical job roles who can add value in their organization by gaining Cloud knowledge and who have little or no hands-on experience in Google Cloud.

Associate certification

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.

Professional certification

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.

Certification DetailsFoundationalRecommended experience: No hands-on experience with Google Cloud is required.Cloud Digital LeaderAssociateRecommended experience: 6+ months building on Google Cloud.Looker Business AnalystLookML DeveloperLooker certificationsRecommended experience: 6+ months working in LookerCloud ArchitectCloud DeveloperData EngineerCloud Security EngineerCloud Network EngineerCloud DevOps EngineerMachine Learning EngineerCollaboration EngineerProfessionalRecommended experience: 3+ years industry experience, including 1+ years on Google Cloud.Cloud Engineer

Google Cloud Certified Fellow program

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The Google Cloud Certified Fellow program identifies technical leaders who are experts in designing hybrid and multi-cloud enterprise solutions.

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Whether you just want to take one class or follow a full learning path, develop your cloud skills through on-demand and instructor-led classes.

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