Build your future with Google Cloud
Learn at your own pace.
Complete the online program on your own terms.
Develop real-world skills with under 25 hours of
Prepare for in-demand roles.
Cloud roles are among the top 10 most in-demand IT
roles. Make your resume competitive with credentials
Join a supportive peer community.
Gain access to Developer Student Clubs, attend a
hackathon, or attend online events to get hands on
Step 1: Learn with Qwiklabs
Students can request access to free online labs, quests, and courses through the Qwiklabs platform. Follow a defined plan or build and curate your own path to working and thriving in a cloud-first workplace.
200 free Qwiklabs credits
Credits expire one year after they are issued
Step 2: Earn skill badges
A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud. Complete a skill badge quest and the accompanying challenge lab final assessment to receive a skill badge you can share with your network.
Post a skill badge to LinkedIn
Step 3: Gain a certification
Students who want to position themselves well to secure employment working with Google Cloud can go further by training for one of ten Google Cloud certifications.
Foundational, associate or professional certifications
Entry in the Google Cloud Certified Directory
Step 4: Explore careers
Professional Cloud Architect was the highest paying certification of 20201 and 20192 at an average salary of over $160,000 per year. 87% of Google Cloud certified individuals are more confident about their cloud skills.3
Write commands and use Cloud Shell, create and deploy virtual machines, run containerized applications, and configure network and HTTP load balancers.
Some information technology or computing background
Some hands-on familiarity with administering computing systems
Skill badge earned: Create and Manage Cloud Resources
Build and connect storage-centric cloud infrastructure using the basic capabilities of the following technologies: Cloud Storage, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Functions, and Pub/Sub.
Skill badge earned: Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks
Learn the basic features for machine learning and AI technologies like: BigQuery, Cloud Speech AI, Cloud Natural Language API, Dataproc, and Video Intelligence API.
Skill badge earned: Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks
Networking is what connects all your resources and services to one another. This quest covers essential Google Cloud networking services and will give you hands-on practice with specialized tools for developing mature networks.
Skill badge earned: Build and Secure Networks
Take part in one of over 200 hundred hackathons through our official partners at Major League Hacking.
Join your local Developer Student Club or apply to create a new chapter on your campus.
Attend live and on-demand Google Cloud events through the Cloud on Air events platform.
"When you're trying to build something that helps people, especially those you know personally, it gives you a warm feeling on the inside, as if you just struck gold."
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