Professional Cloud Developer

A Professional Cloud Developer builds scalable and highly available applications using Google-recommended practices and tools that leverage fully managed services. This individual has experience with cloud-native applications, runtime environments, developer tools, and next-generation databases. A Professional Cloud Developer also has proficiency with at least one general-purpose programming language and is skilled at producing meaningful metrics and logs to debug and trace code.

The Professional Cloud Developer exam assesses your ability to:

  • Design highly scalable, available, and reliable cloud-native applications
  • Build and test applications
  • Deploy applications
  • Integrate Google Cloud Platform services
  • Manage application performance monitoring

    On March 18, 2020, registration for the Professional Cloud Developer exam will close and a beta exam for an updated version of the certification will be available starting from March 23, 2020. Registrations and preparation materials for the beta exam will be soon added to this page.

    If you are already registered, you may choose to take the existing version of the exam. To take the beta exam for the updated version, cancel your current registration in Webassessor and schedule the beta exam when the registration window opens.

    About this certification beta exam

    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. If you pass, you are Google Cloud Certified.

    • Save 40% on the cost of certification
    • Prove early adoption by claiming a low certificate number if you pass
    • Get exclusive Google-branded apparel
    • Refer to our FAQs for more details

    Specifics about the beta

    • Length: 4 hours
    • Registration fee: $120 USD (40% discount on retail price of $200 USD) (plus tax where applicable)
    • Languages: English.
    • Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select, taken in person at a test 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.
    • Beta exam preparation resources:

    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 study that may appear on your exam.

      Exam guide and case studies (If taking the exam before June 27, 2020)

      Exam guide and case studies (If taking the beta exam on or after April 27, 2020)

    2. Training

    3. Hands-on practice

      This exam is designed to test technical skills related to the job role. Hands-on experience is the best preparation for the exam. If you feel you may need more experience or practice, use the hands-on labs available on Qwiklabs as well as the GCP free tier to level up your knowledge and skills.

    4. Practice Exam

      Check your readiness to take the exam.

      Not feeling quite ready? Check out the additional resources listed below and get more hands-on practice with Qwiklabs.

    6. Schedule your exam