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Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer

Professional Cloud DevOps Engineers implement processes throughout the systems development lifecycle using Google-recommended methodologies and tools. They build and deploy software and infrastructure delivery pipelines, optimize and maintain production systems and services, and balance service reliability with delivery speed.

The Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

  • Bootstrap a Google Cloud organization for DevOps
  • Build and implement CI/CD pipelines for a service
  • Apply site reliability engineering practices to a service
  • Implement service monitoring strategies
  • Optimize service performance

Registration for the Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer beta exam opened on February 21. Registration for the current GA exam is closed during the beta period and will reopen in late March. If you have already registered to take the current GA version of the exam during the beta period, you will still take the current GA version of the exam.

If you are interested in taking the beta exam, please review the beta exam guide. Refer to the Google Cloud Certification Help Center for more information on beta exams.

About the beta certification 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 exam.

Beta participants will be notified of their exam results within 6 to 8 weeks. You can pass the current GA exam or the beta exam to become a Google Cloud Certified – Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer.

Why beta?

  ●  Pass this exam to become Google Cloud Certified

  ●  Save 40% on the cost of certification

  ●  Vouchers are accepted for beta exam attempts

  ●  Get exclusive Google-branded merchandise

  ●  Beta exam attempts do not count toward the total number of allowable exam attempts 

  ●  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)

Language: English

Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select

Exam delivery method:

a. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location

b. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing production systems using Google Cloud

Eligibility: You may participate in the beta exam regardless of your certification status. If you are already certified, passing a beta exam counts as recertification and your two-year certification term restarts.

About the current GA certification exam

Length: Two hours

Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)

Languages: English

Exam format: 50-60 multiple choice and multiple select questions

Exam Delivery Method:

a. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location

b. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years managing solutions on Google Cloud.

Certification Renewal / Recertification: Candidates must recertify in order to maintain their certification status. Unless explicitly stated in the detailed exam descriptions, all Google Cloud certifications are valid for two years from the date of certification. Recertification is accomplished by retaking the exam during the recertification eligibility time period and achieving a passing score. You may attempt recertification starting 60 days prior to your certification expiration date. 

Exam overview

1. Review the exam guide

The exam guide contains a complete list of topics that may be included on the exam, helping you determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam.

2. Training

Prepare for the exam by following the Professional DevOps Engineer learning path. Explore online training, in-person classes, hands-on labs, and other resources from Google Cloud.

In-depth discussions on the concepts and critical components of Google Cloud:

Google Cloud documentation

Google Cloud solutions 

3. Sample questions

Review sample questions to familiarize yourself with the format of questions and example content that may be covered on the Cloud DevOps Engineer exam.

4. Schedule your exam

Register and select whether to take the exam remotely or at a nearby testing center.

Review exam terms and conditions and data sharing policies.