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Associate Cloud Engineer

Associate Cloud Engineers deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions. They use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud.

The Associate Cloud Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

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    Set up a cloud solution environment
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    Plan and configure a cloud solution
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    Deploy and implement a cloud solution
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    Ensure successful operation of a cloud solution
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    Configure access and security

About this certification exam

Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $125 (plus tax where applicable)

Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish

Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select, taken remotely or in person at a test center. Locate a test center near you.

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: 6+ months hands-on experience with 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

Step 1: Get real world experience

Before attempting the ACE exam, it’s recommended that you have 6+ months 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, including BigQuery and Compute Engine.

Step 2: Understand what’s on the exam

The ACE 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.

Step 3: Round out your skills with training

Step 4: Review the sample questions

Familiarize yourself with the format of exam questions by reviewing example content that may be covered on the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.

Step 5: Schedule an exam

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

Review exam terms and conditions and data sharing policies.