Associate Cloud Engineer

Associate Cloud Engineer

An Associate Cloud Engineer deploys applications, monitors operations, and manages enterprise solutions. This individual is able to 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:

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

This exam is available in English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

About this certification exam

This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role. To earn this certification you must pass the Associate Cloud Engineer exam. The format is multiple choice and multiple select. The exam has no prerequisites. This exam must be taken in-person at one of our testing center locations.

Locate a test center near you.

  • Length: 2 hours
  • Registration fee: $125 USD
  • Language: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German

Path to Success

Review the exam guide

View an outline of the topics that may appear on the exam and you are expected to know in order to demonstrate proficiency.

Check out the Official Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide.

Take the training courses

Choose from on-demand or instructor led training

Instructor-led On demand

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure

First five courses of the Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization with Coursera:

  • Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
  • Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation
  • Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services
  • Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation
  • Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Services

Practice with Qwiklabs

Get hands-on practice working with Google Cloud technologies. Learn at your own pace with a series of labs that are available on-demand. Start with GCP Essentials followed by the Cloud Architecture quest.


Visit the documentation page with overviews and in-depth discussions on the concepts and critical components of GCP.

Draw on your own experience

We can’t stress enough the value of hands-on experience. Use the provided resources, particularly those that afford hands-on experience with Google Cloud Platform, along with your own hands-on experimentation to prepare for this exam.

Assess your knowledge

Familiarize yourself with the type of questions that will be on the exam. Check your readiness to take this exam.

Schedule your exam

Register and find a location near you

Get certified!