Professional Cloud Developer

A Professional Cloud Developer builds scalable and highly available applications using Google-recommended practices and tools. This individual has experience with cloud-native applications, developer tools, managed services, 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 services
  • Manage application performance monitoring
    FAQs

    The beta version of this exam is now closed for registration. This certification exam will be made available to everyone soon. Check back here for updates.

    About this certification exam

    • Length: Two hours
    • Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)
    • Language: English
    • Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select
    • 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. Get real world experience

      Before attempting the Cloud Developer exam, it's recommended that you have 3+ years hands-on experience with Google Cloud products and solutions. Ready to start building? Explore the Google Cloud Free Tier for free usage (up to monthly limits) of select products.

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    2. Understand what's on the exam

      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.

      See exam guide  

    3. Review the sample questions

    4. Round out your skills with training

    5. Schedule an exam

      Registration for the beta version of this exam is now closed. This certification exam will be made available to everyone soon. Check back here for updates.