Frequently Asked Questions 

Already enrolled in the program? Here’s what you should know.

Why am I being redirected to when I am going to the Qwiklabs platform? Am I going to the right website?

Yes you are going to the right website. Moving forward, you would be performing all of your labs/skill badges in the campaign on Google Cloud Skills Boost which is built with Qwiklabs. We have taken everything you love about Qwiklabs (specifically and added new ways for you to discover and interact with Google Cloud content. 

Will my previous progress from Qwiklabs be carried forward to Google Cloud Skills Boost? 

Yes, your learning history will stay intact and will be carried forward - both in your account and in the reports that your facilitators will be getting. Not to worry. 

I can see that my new public profile URL starts from “” whereas earlier I submitted “”. Do I need to get my profile URL updated? 

Not at all! Please note that your previous URL will still be valid and your progress in the campaign will be counted the same way like before. 

I am seeing a new “Paths” tab in my navigation bar on Google Cloud Skills Boost. Can you please explain what that is? 

“Paths’ is our new addition to the Google Cloud Skills Boost platform. The learning paths that you see in this section are a curated collection of on-demand courses, labs, and skill badges based on a real-world job role that you might be interested in. While it’s not relevant for this campaign, you are free to try them out. 

Google Cloud Skills Boost sounds really exciting. Is there a way I can get more information about it? 

Yes absolutely. You can read more about the Google Cloud Skills Boost platform on our public blog here

I am not able to see my question here. What should I do? 

If your question is not listed here, then please reach out to your facilitator and ask them to send your queries to us and we will get back to you. 

How can I become a "Facilitator" for my institute?

The program is invite-only. We have closed the Facilitator selection and are not selecting and new nominations. If you are interested in becoming one, please reach out to GDSC Lead of your campus to consider your application in the next iteration of the program.

What is the eligibility criteria for enrolling in the program?

You need to meet these requirements if you want to enrol in the program:

  1. You need to have access to a working internet connection & a laptop with latest chrome browser.
  2. You need to be above 18 years of age and enrolled in an higher education institution in India.
  3. You need to be a student in the GDSC institutions shortlisted by Google and must have been referred by any of the "Facilitators" that are part of the program.

I did not receive an invitation email after applying through the Enrolment form. What should I do?

Just reach out to your Facilitators and they will help you get the instructions and enrol you in the program.

I have completed the required tracks and/or skill badges. When will I get my prizes?

If you have completed any of the tracks mentioned in the Prize Rules section and are eligible for prizes, then you will get them delivered to you after the program is finished.

I have completed both the tracks in the program. Will I get the goodies associated with both prize rules?

Please note that as per the prize rules,  you will only get the prizes for any 1 milestone i.e. either for Prize #1 (Complete any 1 track) or Prize #2. (Complete both the tracks). 

I have already completed the skill badges in the program, what should I do?

Please note that in order to get the prizes, you need to complete the skill badges after your enrol and before 29th October 2021 11.59 PM IST. Any skill badges completed before or after that won't be counted.

I need to make some changes to the my registration details in the enrolment form, but it's closed now? What should I do?

Note that we DO NOT allow changes to be made to the enrolment form once its closed. Though you can still reach out to your "Facilitators" and share the correct information with them. They can share that information with us and we can then decide to update the details or not based on the type of request.

Where will the schwags be delivered - to my address or to my college address?

Once the program ends and if you will be eligible for the prizes, then you will receive a special URL using which you can order the schwags and get them delivered to your chosen address.  

I enrolled in the program before 27th September, can I start completing my labs now or should I wait until 27th September?

You can immediately start completing your quests and skill badges in the program right after you enrol. You don't have to wait until 27th September to do so.

The links are not working in my enrolment email. What should I do?

Sometimes due to how you have setup your email inbox, the links in the enrolment email might come out to be broken. Please do not worry about this. You can just copy and paste the hardcoded URLs in your browser added beside each link in the email and those should work too.

I only received 1 month of Google Cloud Skills Boost subscription using the instructions in the enrolment email. How can I receive my 2nd month of subscription?

Please note that in order to get the 2nd month of subscription, you need to complete atleast 1 skill badge provided in the syllabus by 20th October 2021. If you are not able to complete a skill badge by then, then you won't receive your 2nd month subscription. There will bo no exceptions to this deadline.

I am not able to get the Google Cloud Skills Boost credits pass after enrolling in the program, what to do?

You can try the following solutions:

  • Here is a helpful video created by one of our facilitators that will tell you how to get the credits.
  • If you have just completed the lab, then please wait for a few minutes and refresh your chrome browser tab a few times.
  • Start the lab again wait for 5 minutes and end the lab and then check again.
  • Reach out to your Facilitator and they will help you here.
  • Reach out to the Google Cloud Skills Boost Chat support via the Google Cloud Skills Boost home page. (You will need to click on the help button "?" alongside your profile icon on the top right corner when logged-in in order to access chat support)
  • Just drop an email to

I am stuck! I need help with Google Cloud Skills Boost, what should I do?

Here a few ways you can get unstuck:

  1. Always reach out to your Facilitators first. They are the subject matter experts here who are specifically trained by Google for this program and they will be able help you with most of your queries.
  2. Just reach out to the Google Cloud Skills Boost chat support or drop them an email at

How to find my Google Cloud Skills Boost Public Profile URL?

Find the instructions to get the link to your Google Cloud Skills Boost Public Profile here or you can just follow the steps given below. Here's what it should look like - "".

  1. Log-in to
  2. Once logged-in, then go to
  3. Now click on the blue button "Make profile public" besides your account picture and then "Make Profile Public" if there's a pop-up.
  4. Give some time for the page to load. Once it loads, you will be on your profile page. Now just share the browser URL below. (That's your profile URL)

TROUBLESHOOT: If in step 3, you did not see the button to make your profile public, then go to and start the "A Tour of Google Cloud Hands-on Labs" lab. (Spend at least 5 minutes) Once done, come back to and the button will be enabled now.

Why is my Google Cloud Skills Boost account blocked and how to get it unblocked?

"If you try to use the resources which are not intended to be used in the lab the account will get blocked. See our official support article here to get more clarity on why this happened.

Here are a few examples which may lead to use resource out of the lab scope:
- Creating an extra VM instance than the set limit for maximum number of instances you can launch in the Cloud Console for the lab.
- Creating more number of nodes which are not intended to be created for the lab in the Cloud Console for the lab
- Specifying extra number of cores in the machine types with higher computing power.
- Running different commands which may lead to launch of extra resources other than the lab scope.

The above mentioned are few examples which can get your account blocked, if you are doing anything similar, mentioned in the above examples your account can get blocked as a result of those actions as well." Please reach out to to get it unblocked.

Why does my Google Cloud Skills Boost page shows a red banner with "Quota Expired"?

As part of the credits pass, you have 5 attempts for each lab in the program. If you a try a lab more than 5 times, then your quota gets expired. To reset your quota, please reach out to

I have followed the steps in the email to get the credits pass, still I have not received it, what should I do?

Please repeat the steps again but this time in an incognito window and do remember to keep in mind the instructions given in the 1st Google Cloud Skills Boost related FAQs above and you will surely get your credits. Here is a video created by one of our previous facilitators that will help you get the pass..

How to take a lab on Google Cloud Skills Boost?

Just see the video tutorial here to get started - 

What is a Quest?

A quest is a learning path that contains a number of hands-on labs. Complete a quest to earn a badge. Google Cloud Skills Boost Quests are learning paths that consist of a collection of labs organized by technologies, specific cloud services, and practical use cases. Quests range from introductory to advanced level.

What is the difference between a Google Cloud Skills Boost Quest & a Skill Badge?

A Google Cloud Skills Boost quest is basically a group of labs using which you can learn and practice the concepts of Google Cloud. Whereas a Skill Badge for that quest, will help you test the skills that you have learned through a challenge lab.

How can I update my profile picture in Google Cloud Skills Boost?

Just follow the instructions given here.

How to share badges on Social media?

"1. Make your profile public.
2. Right-click View Public Profile and select copy link address.
3. Create links on your social media pages or resume.
Tip: On LinkedIn, add your badge as a certification."

How to check if I had successfully completed my last lab?

Please check lab completions on the profile activity page of your Google Cloud Skills Boost account. You may refer to the page.

I accidently deleted my Google Cloud Skills Boost Public profile and now the URL of the profile is changed. How should I udpate my details?

The enrolment form is closed now and we won't be able to make any changes to the form submission.