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Professional Cloud Network Engineer

A Professional Cloud Network Engineer implements and manages network architectures in Google Cloud. This individual may work on networking or cloud teams with architects who design cloud infrastructure. The Cloud Network Engineer uses the Google Cloud Console and/or command line interface, and leverages experience with network services, application and container networking, hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity, implementing VPCs, and security for established network architectures to ensure successful cloud implementations.

The Professional Cloud Network Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

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    Design, plan, and prototype a Google Cloud network
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    Implement Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) instances
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    Configure network services
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    Implement hybrid interconnectivity
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    Manage, monitor, and optimize network operations

If you plan to take the Professional Cloud Network Engineer exam on or after January 5, 2022, please refer to the updated exam guide.


About this certification exam

Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)

Languages: English

Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select

Exam delivery method:

a) Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location, review the online testing requirements

b) Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center, locate a test center near you

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using 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.

If you plan to take the exam on or after January 5, 2022, please refer to the updated exam guide.

2. Training

3. Sample questions

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