Professional Cloud Architect is one of the Google certifications that proves that you can help enable the organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. The holders of this certificate have a deep understanding of Cloud architecture and Google Cloud. With this sought-after certification, you can also demonstrate your skills in designing, developing, and managing secure, dynamic, scalable, and robust solutions in order to drive the business objectives. It also proves your expertise in analyzing technical and business processes and optimizing them, managing and provisioning Cloud solution infrastructure, as well as ensuring solution and operations reliability.
There are no strict requirements to fulfill, but it is recommended that you have more than 3 years of industry experience. Also, the potential candidates need to have more than a year of experience designing solutions with the use of Google Cloud and be able to manage them. Besides that, there are no additional prerequisites for this certification path.
To obtain the Google Professional Cloud Architect certificate, the students need to deal with a 2-hour qualification exam with the multiple-choice and multiple-select questions. The test is available in English and Japanese and costs $200. To be sure that you will pay only once and pass it at the first attempt, you must have a good understanding of the following topics:
- Designing and planning Cloud solution architecture – This domain is all about the design of a solution infrastructure and how it meets the technical or business requirements. An individual should also know how to design compute network, and storage resources, envision future solution improvements, as well as be able to create a migration plan;
- Managing and provisioning a solution infrastructure – The next objective covers the details of network topologies, compute systems, individual storage systems, and their configuration. You should also be familiar with data growth planning, container orchestration, security protection, as well as compute volatility configuration;
- Designing for security and compliance – As for this section, it evaluates your knowledge of the designing process required for compliance and security. Knowing about the resource hierarchy, IAM, industry certifications, and other details is important as well;
- Analyzing and optimizing technical and business processes – To answer the questions from this area, you need to learn about the analysis and definition of business and technical processes. This means that you should know about the Software development life cycle, decision-making processes, and disaster recovery;
- Managing implementation – This part covers the information of the interaction with Google Cloud programmatically. Also, you should know how to advise the operation or development team to ensure a successful deployment of the solution;
- Ensuring solution and operations reliability – The last topic is about the deployment and release management as well as evaluation of the quality control measures. The learners have to know how to assist with the support of deployed solutions as well as monitor, log, profile, or alert a solution.
With the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification, any IT professional is able to enhance their career, which is why it is so popular among the candidates. Many individuals can find more positions to choose from in the market with this certificate, including a Cloud Solution Architect, a Google Cloud Engineer, an Industry Solutions Architect, a Cloud Media Architect, and more. You can also earn more and find options with an average annual salary of $139,529.
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