Professional Data Engineer

A Professional Data Engineer enables data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and publishing data. A Data Engineer should be able to design, build, operationalize, secure, and monitor data processing systems with a particular emphasis on security and compliance; scalability and efficiency; reliability and fidelity; and flexibility and portability. A Data Engineer should also be able to leverage, deploy, and continuously train pre-existing machine learning models.

The Professional Data Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

  • Design data processing systems
  • Build and operationalize data processing systems
  • Operationalize machine learning models
  • Ensure solution quality

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

    About this certification exam

  • Length: 2 hours
  • Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select, taken in person at a test center. Locate a test center near you.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using GCP.
  • 1. Review the exam guide

      The 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.

      Some of the questions on the exam may refer you to a case study that describes a fictitious business and solution concept. Review the sample case studies that may appear on your exam.

    2. Training

    3. Hands-on practice

      This exam is designed to test technical skills related to the job role. Hands-on experience is the best preparation for the exam. If you feel you may need more experience or practice, use the hands-on labs available on Qwiklabs as well as the GCP free tier to level up your knowledge and skills.

    4. Practice exam

      Check your readiness to take the exam.

      Not feeling quite ready? Check out the additional resources listed below and get more hands-on practice with Qwiklabs.

    5. Additional resources

    6. Schedule your exam