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 Platform services
  • Manage application performance monitoring

    We're monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the world and the impact on our testing centers. We want to ensure that the Professional Cloud Developer beta exam is available to everyone when the testing centers reopen. In the meantime, we are closing the registrations for the Professional Cloud Developer beta exam until further notice. For the latest update on the status of Kryterion testing centers, refer here.

    We are retiring the current Professional Cloud Developer exam. We hope to open registrations for the beta exam soon, and will post updates here. Please check back for updates on the status of this exam.

    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 upcoming beta exam)

    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.