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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a variety of certification exams that you can take to demonstrate your proficiency in using GCP services. GCP Certification landscape evolves, here are some of the main GCP certifications:

  • Associate Cloud Engineer:
    • Description: This certification is designed for individuals who have the necessary skills to deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions on Google Cloud.
    • Exam Guide: Associate Cloud Engineer Exam Guide
  • Professional Cloud Architect:
    • Description: This certification assesses your ability to design and plan a cloud solution architecture on GCP. It covers topics such as security, compliance, reliability, and scalability.
    • Exam Guide: Professional Cloud Architect Exam Guide
  • Professional Data Engineer:
    • Description: This certification is for individuals who design, build, maintain, and troubleshoot data processing systems on GCP. It covers topics like data storage, processing, and machine learning.
    • Exam Guide: Professional Data Engineer Exam Guide
  • Professional Cloud Network Engineer:
  • Professional Collaboration Engineer:
  • Associate Cloud Engineer:

To prepare for these exams, Google Cloud Partners provide official documentation, online training courses, and hands-on labs. Additionally, there are various third-party resources, including practice exams and study guides, that can help you prepare effectively.

Always check the official Google Cloud Certification website for the latest information on available certifications and exam details.



Why Choose SureSkills for Google Cloud training?

SureSkills is Ireland and Northern Ireland’s only Google Approved Cloud Training provider. We provide training when and where you want it. All our courses are taught by Google Accredited Instructors. Whether you're here to learn one new thing or to start the path to Google mastery, we've got you covered. SureSkills has the ability to help you and your team to get where you want to be.

Key Benefits of Google Cloud Training

  • Future proof infrastructure
  • Seriously powerful data & analytics services
  • Serverless fully managed computing
  • Customer-friendly pricing
  • Data center innovation
  • Google cloud platform security at scale

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What is a Google Cloud certification?

SureSkills offers Google Cloud's certification programmes that offer Google Cloud users, customers and partners a way to demonstrate their technical skills in a particular job role or technology. Individuals are assessed using a variety of rigorously developed industry standard methods to determine whether they meet Google Cloud's proficiency standards.

Why should I get Google Cloud certified?

Google Cloud certifications give you benchmarks for your professional development. They help you gauge your skill set against your peers and demonstrate your value to hiring managers. Certifications also manage risk by showing to employers that key employees have the relevant certifications to use and manage important technologies in their organisation.

How long is a Google Cloud certification valid?

Unless explicitly stated in the detailed exam descriptions, all Google Cloud certifications are valid for 2 years from the date certified. Candidates must re-certify in order to maintain their certification status.

Why don't I receive my score or any feedback when I submit my exam?

Google Cloud exams are designed to determine only whether or not an individual meets a minimum passing standard. They are not designed to be diagnostic or spread people out on a scale of ability. For this reason numerical scores are not meaningful for the examinee and can be misinterpreted.

Are there any technical system requirements in order to take a remotely proctored exam?

Yes, there may be technical system requirements you need to meet before you can begin your remotely proctored exam. Please refer to the individual exam pages for the G Suite certification and the G Suite Administrator certification for more details.

Where can I take a Google Certification exam?

Kryterion are the official testing centre for all Google Certification exams. As part of SureSkills commitment to being the complete Google Cloud partner we have become an official Kryterion test centre. 

When will I get my exam results?

You will receive your exam results on-screen immediately after completing your exam.

If I fail the exam can I retake it?

If you fail the exam, you can retake the exam subject to the following conditions:  

  • If you don't pass an exam, you can take it again after 14 days. If you don't pass a second time, you must wait 60 days before you can take it a third time. If you don't pass the third time, you must wait a year before taking it again.
  • You may attempt the exam in multiple languages, but each attempt regardless of language counts toward the total permissible attempts and the waiting period between attempts still applies.
  • Payment is required each time you take an exam. 
  • Circumventing this retake policy by registering under a different name or any other means is a violation of the exam terms and conditions and will result in a denied or revoked certification.

How long will my certification be valid?

All customers and partners will be required to update their certification (or “recertify”) every two (2) years.

Google Cloud Exams

Cloud Certified designation means you've demonstrated the necessary skills to leverage Google Cloud technology in a way that transforms businesses and meaningfully impacts the people and customers they serve.

Why Get Certified?

Google Cloud Certification is an industry-recognized credential that shows you have the expertise to design, deploy, or operate applications and infrastructure.Certification shows customers, employers, and recruiters that you have the skills and knowledge to design, build and manage Google Cloud solutions.

Google Cloud Certified

Become a Google Certified Professional or Associate and show the world that you can design, develop, manage and administer application infrastructure and data solutions on Google Cloud technology. 

The Google Cloud Certified designation means you've demonstrated the necessary skills to leverage Google Cloud technology in a way that transforms businesses and meaningfully impacts the people and customers they serve.

Google Cloud Skills Badges

Demonstrate your growing Google Cloud-recognized skillset and share your progress with your network through exclusive digital Google Cloud skill badges.

  • Sign up to receive free 30-day access to Qwiklabs. Check your inbox for a confirmation email with instructions to get started.
  • Pick one of the quests below to start developing your Google Cloud skills
  • Complete the skill test challenge lab at the end of the quest to earn a Google Cloud digital skill badge
  • Share your skill badge on your social profiles or resume


Getting Started: Create and Manage Cloud Resources

Build a foundation of Google Cloud's fundamental tools and services. Write your first Cloud Shell commands, deploy your first virtual machine, learn how to run applications on Google Kubernetes Engine, or with load balancing. Find out more information here.

Perform foundational infrastructure tasks in Google Cloud

Get started with building cloud infrastructure using Cloud Storage, Cloud IAM, and other key application services like Stackdriver and Cloud Functions. Find out more information here.

Setup and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud

Prepare for the Associate Cloud Engineer Certification with this series of hands-on labs covering topics like creating VPCs, Kubernetes deployments, setup monitoring, and other topics core to the Cloud Engineer role. Find out more information here.

Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud

Learn about infrastructure essentials from IAM, to networking, to Google Kubernetes Engine deployment. These hands-on labs can help support your prep for the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Certification. Find out more information here.

Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud

Get hands-on practice with Kubernetes, the most popular container orchestration system, exclusively on Google Cloud. From configuring Docker images and containers to deploying full-fledged Google Kubernetes Engine applications, get the practical skills needed for integrating container orchestration into your own workflow. Find out more information here.

Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks in Google Cloud

Learn how to implement the latest machine learning and AI technologies. You'll get practical experience with BigQuery, Cloud Speech API, Cloud ML Engine, Dataflow, Dataprep, and Dataproc. Find out more information here.

Insights from Data with BigQuery

Learn how to query and gain insights from your data warehouse with this interactive series of labs on Google Cloud's serverless, scalable, cost effective data warehouse BigQuery. Find out more information here.

Explore Machine Learning Models with Explainable AI

Get hands-on practice with Explainable AI, a set of tools and frameworks to help you develop interpretable and inclusive machine learning models and deploy them with confidence. Find out more information here.

Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant

Build practical Google Assistant applications integrated with Google Cloud services via APIs. No hardware required - these labs use the cloud-based Google Assistant simulator environment for developing and testing -- but if you do have your own device, such as a Google Home or a Google Hub, additional instructions are provided on how to deploy your apps to your own hardware. Find out more information here.

Build a Website on Google Cloud

Get hands-on practice with Google Cloud's key infrastructure and computing services for the web. From deploying your first web app, to integrating Cloud SQL with Ruby on Rails, to mapping the NYC subway system on App Engine, you will learn all the skills needed to harness Google Cloud's web hosting power. Find out more information here.

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