About this certification exam
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. If you’re new to the platform, you’re also eligible to receive $300 to spend on Google Cloud during your first 12 months.
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: Try the practice exam
The ACE practice exam will help you identify areas to emphasize during your preparation, while giving you a sense of how the real exam will be structured.
Step 4: Round out your skills with training
If you are looking to structure preparation for the exam with additional training, here are some options to explore either as online self-paced training, in-person classroom training, or hands-on labs practice.
Explore self-based courses offered via Coursera, Pluralsight, and Qwiklabs.
Complete the recommended curriculum:
Get extra practice with Google Cloud through self-paced exercises covering a single topic or theme offered via Qwiklabs.
Complete the recommended quests and labs:
Get the Official Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide, published by Wiley, for guidance on how to prepare for the exam.
Explore Google Cloud documentation for comprehensive guides, tutorials, and other resources on Google Cloud products.
Step 5: Check exam readiness
Step 6: Schedule an exam
Once you’re ready to take the ACE exam, Register and find a location near you.