Google Certified Professional — Cloud Architect — Study Resources
I recently passed the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect exam and wanted to share with you a collection of relevant exam resources and content which helped me prepare for it
The exam was “tough” to say the least with every aspect in the official exam study guide tested. For a given problem, there are multiple ways a solution can be designed, however, only one correct way given the nuances of the question asked. This was really put to test on the exam.
I would highly recommend practicing on GCP using the hands-on labs available and reviewing the official documentation which is really useful to understand the platform and use-cases.
Resources provided by Google
- Professional Cloud Architect Certification Exam Guide #This should be your starting point in preparation which helps you prepare objectively for the exam and not get lost in the journey.
- Google Cloud Documentation
- Google Codelabs #You dont need to buy a Qwiklabs subscription to practice. Just follow these codelabs and implement them on your Trial Account.
- Google Cloud Platform Blog
- Google Cloud Platform Podcasts
- Google Cloud Architect Exam Guide with Case Studies #There are 4 case studies currently on the Certification Guide Page. Review them for detailed business and technology scenarios.
- Google Cloud Architect Practice Exam
- Google Cloud Solutions #Browse through this exhaustive list of articles and checkout the architecture diagrams depicting usage of products.
Resources provided by Google for Partners
* You will need a valid Google Partner Portal account.
Get Help when in doubt.
- Google Cloud Platform Community Slack Channel #Feel free to ask a question to the ever helpful community on Slack
- Google Groups #I didn’t find a specific group for GCP but there are multiple groups per service.
Paid Training options
- Linux Academy — Google Platform Courses
- ROI Training — Google
- Coursera — GCP Architecture Specialization
Exam Experience and Guidance from other authors on the net
- Earl Gay’s Exam Study Materials
- Guidance from Grace
- Paul Chapotet
- Wilson Mar # Don’t miss out on the PROTIPs on this article.
- Kevin Clements
- Ed Aviza
- Richard Bennett
- Preparing for the GCP Cloud Architect certification with Raphael Soeiro
Last Minute Revision
- A GCP Flowchart a Day
- Products #Ensure you atleast know about each product in brief.
- Services Summary
- GCP Products & Services in 4 words or less
- Measure your latency to GCP regions using GCPing
- Perfkit Benchmarker
- Project Treehouse — GCP Solutions
I’ve setup a Github Repo with this information above. If you would to add another prep resource that should be added here feel free to comment on this article or open a PR against the repo
Google Cloud Architect Professional Certification Exam - Preparation Resources
Resources to prepare for Google Certified Cloud Architect Professional Exam
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