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Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions

For more detailed questions on Google Cloud Courses and certificaiton, please contact us.

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 offical 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.


As the Google Cloud Training Partner for Ireland, SureSkills has the skills and experience needed to help candidates reap the benefits of maintaining or upgrading current certification when using Google Cloud in their organisation.


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