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Professional Cloud Security Engineer

A Cloud Security Engineer allows organizations to design and implement secure workloads and infrastructure on Google Cloud. Through an understanding of security best practices and industry requirements, this individual designs, develops, and manages a secure solution by using Google security technologies. A Cloud Security Engineer is proficient in identity and access management, defining organizational security structure and policies, using Google Cloud technologies to provide data protection, configuring network security defenses, monitoring environments for threats, security automation, AI security, the secure software supply chain, and enforcing regulatory controls.

The Professional Cloud Security Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

  • Configure access.
  • Secure communications and establish boundary protection.
  • Ensure data protection.
  • Manage operations.
  • Support compliance requirements.

About this certification exam

Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)

Languages: English, Japanese

Exam format: 50-60 multiple choice and multiple select questions

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 more than 1 year 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. Review the exam guide to determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam.

2. Training

Prepare for the exam by following the Professional Security Engineer learning path. Explore online training, in-person classes, hands-on labs, and other resources from Google Cloud.

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In-depth discussions on the concepts and critical components of Google Cloud

Google Cloud documentation

Google Cloud solutions

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 Security Engineer exam.

4. Schedule your exam

Register and select the option to take the exam remotely or at a nearby testing center.

Review exam terms and conditions and data sharing policies.