Google Cloud Certified

Professional Cloud Architect

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, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

About this certification exam

This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role. To earn this certification you must pass the Professional Cloud Architect exam. The format is multiple choice and multiple select. The exam has no prerequisites. This exam must be taken in-person at one of our testing center locations.

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  • Length: 2 hours
  • Registration fee: USD $200
  • Language: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese

Path to Success

Review the exam guide

View an outline of the topics and sample case studies that may appear on the exam and you are expected to know in order to demonstrate proficiency. Some of the questions on the exam may refer you to a case study that describes a fictitious business and solution concept.

Exam guide and case studies

Take the training courses

Choose from on-demand or instructor led training

On demand

Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization with Coursera:

  • Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
  • Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation
  • Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services
  • Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation
  • Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Services
  • Reliable Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process

Instructor-led

Practice with Qwiklabs

Get hands-on practice working with Google Cloud technologies. Learn at your own pace with a series of labs that are available on-demand. Start with GCP Essentials followed by the Challenge: GCP Architecture quest.

Documentation

Visit the documentation page with overviews and in-depth discussions on the concepts and critical components of GCP.

Draw on your own experience

We can’t stress enough the value of your own work experience. Use the provided resources along with your work experience to prepare for this exam.

Assess your knowledge

Familiarize yourself with the type of questions that will be on the exam. Check your readiness to take this exam.

Schedule your exam

Register and find a location near you.

Get certified!