Google Cloud certification

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

Why get Google Cloud certified

87% of Google Cloud certified users feel more confident in cloud skills.1

Professional Cloud Architect is the highest-paying certification of 2019.2

30% of Google Cloud certified users took on more responsibility or leadership roles at work.1

  1. Percentages indicate those who strongly or somewhat agree with the statement. Findings from a survey conducted with Google Cloud certified individuals in May 2019 by an independent third-party research organization.
  2. Based on survey responses from the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.

Which Google Cloud certification is right for you?

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.

User certification

The user certification is intended for individuals with experience using G Suite and determines an individual's ability to use core collaboration tools.

Cloud EngineerAssociateRecommended experience: 6+ months building on Google Cloud.G SuiteUser certificationRecommended experience: Completion of Applied Digital Skills training course and G Suite Essentials quest, and 1+ months on G Suite.ProfessionalRecommended experience: 3+ years industry experience, including 1+ years on Google Cloud.Cloud ArchitectCloud DeveloperData EngineerCloud Security EngineerCloud Network EngineerCloud DevOps EngineerMachine Learning EngineerCollaboration Engineer

Start preparing with Cloud Study Jams

Study jams

Begin your journey to certification by learning directly from the Google experts. For the next 9 weeks, tune into Cloud Study Jams during Google Cloud Next to learn about the newest collaboration possibilities, modernizing your infrastructure, drawing actionable insights from your data, and more.

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Google Cloud Certified Fellow Program

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

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Prepare for certification with training

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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Show your skills

Earn a skill badge

Take the first step in your Google Cloud learning journey. Get hands on experience and earn a Google Cloud-recognized badge.

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Start building on Google Cloud with $300 in free credits and 20+ always free products.

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