Google Certified Professional (Beta)

A Google Certified Professional - Data Engineer enables data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and visualizing data. The Data Engineer designs, builds, maintains, and troubleshoots data processing systems with a particular emphasis on the security, reliability, fault-tolerance, scalability, fidelity, and efficiency of such systems.

The Data Engineer also analyzes data to gain insight into business outcomes, builds statistical models to support decision-making, and creates machine learning models to automate and simplify key business processes.

A Google Certified Professional - Data Engineer has demonstrated in our assessment their ability to:

  • check Build and maintain data structures and databases
  • check Design data processing systems
  • check Analyze data and enable machine learning
  • check Model business processes for analysis and optimization
  • check Design for reliability
  • check Visualize data and advocate policy
  • check Design for security and compliance

About this certification

  • 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 Google Certified Professional - Data Engineer exam.
  • This exam has no prerequisites.
  • This exam must be taken in-person at one of our testing center locations. Locate a test center near you.
  • Format: Multiple choice and multiple select
  • Specifics about the beta exam
    • Length: 4 hours
    • Registration fee: USD $120 (discounted from retail price of USD 200)
    • Language: English
    • Note: All beta exams are scored after the beta period closes. You will be notified if you passed or failed the exam in April 2017. If you pass the beta exam, you are certified. Your certification will be good for two years from receiving your notification of passing.
    • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

Preparing for your exam

The certification exams are designed to identify individuals who demonstrate proficiency with certain critical job tasks. Real-world, hands-on experience is the best preparation. If you are not already proficient in the tasks listed in the exam guide, here are some useful training resources and reference materials: