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Professional Cloud Architect

A Professional Cloud Architect enables organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform, this individual can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.

The Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect exam assesses your ability to:

  • Design and plan a cloud solution architecture
  • Manage and provision the cloud solution infrastructure
  • Design for security and compliance
  • Analyze and optimize technical and business processes
  • Manage implementations of cloud architecture
  • Ensure solution and operations reliability

    This exam is available in English and Japanese.

    Professional Cloud Architect beta

    We are launching the Professional Cloud Architect beta exam. The beta exam will be live at the same time as the current version of the exam. If you wish to take the current version of the exam, please scroll down to the About this certification exam section. Beta certification exams are newly developed assessments. We gather performance statistics on the questions and use these statistics to create the certification standards for the final exams. Beta participants will be notified of their exam results in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. You must pass the exam to become a Google Cloud Certified – Professional Cloud Architect.

    About this beta certification exam

    Why beta?
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    Exam details:
    • Length: 3 hours
    • Registration fee: $120 (plus tax where applicable)
    • Languages: English
    • Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select, taken remotely or in person at a test center. Locate a test center near you.
    • Exam Delivery Method:
      1. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location, review the online testing requirements.
      2. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center, locate a test center near you.

    Prerequisites: None

    Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience, including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using Google Cloud.

    Eligibility: You may participate in the Beta exam regardless of your certification status. If you are already certified, passing a beta exam counts as recertification and your two-year certification term restarts.

    New Case Studies: The exam guide contains a complete list of topics that may be included on the beta exam. Review the exam guide to determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam. Some of the questions on the beta exam may refer you to a case study that describes a fictitious business and solution concept. Review these sample case studies that may appear on your beta exam.

    About this certification exam

    • Length: 2 hours
    • Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)
    • Languages: English, Japanese.
    • Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select, taken remotely or in person at a test center. Locate a test center near you.
    • Exam Delivery Method:
      1. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location, review the online testing requirements.
      2. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center, locate a test center near you.
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using GCP.

    1. Review the exam guide

      The exam guide contains a complete list of topics that may be included on the exam. Review the exam guide to determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam.

      Some of the questions on the exam may refer you to a case study that describes a fictitious business and solution concept. Review the sample case studies that may appear on your exam.

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    2. Get training

    3. Sample questions

      Review sample questions to familiarize yourself with the format of exam questions and example content that may be covered on the Cloud Architect exam.

    4. Schedule your exam