Google Cloud Certified

Professional Cloud Developer beta

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 next generation databases, runtime environments and developer tools. They also have proficiency with at least one general purpose programming language and are skilled with using Stackdriver to produce 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

About this certification beta 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 Developer exam. The format is multiple choice and multiple select and is available in English. The exam has no prerequisites. This exam must be taken in-person at one of our testing center locations.

Locate a test center near you.

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.

  • Why beta?
    • 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 (discounted from retail price of $200 USD)
    • Language: English

Path to Success

Review the exam guide

View an outline of the topics 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. Review the sample case study that may appear on your exam.

Take the training courses

Choose from on-demand or instructor led training:

  • On demand
    • Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform specialization with Coursera:
      • Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
      • Getting Started With Application Development
      • Securing and Integrating Components of your Application
      • App Deployment, Debugging, and Performance

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.

Choose from one of these advanced quests to refresh your knowledge of developing GCP applications:

Review core technology with these quests:

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.

Schedule your exam

Register and find a location near you.

Get certified!