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:
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.
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: Review the sample questions
Familiarize yourself with the format of exam questions and example content that may be covered on the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.
Step 4: Round out your skills with training
- Quest: Getting Started: Create & Manage Resources
- Quest: Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud
- Quest: Setup and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud
- Quest: Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud
- Quest: Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud
- Hands-on lab: Cloud Run - Hello Cloud Run
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-paced 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
Complete the "Preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer Examination" course to familiarize yourself with the exam materials and to do a final check for exam readiness.