Get ready for your Google Cloud certification

‘Road to Google Cloud Certification’ is a free 6-week guided program designed for people who want to prepare for a Google Cloud certification.

You will learn through a mix of on-demand content, hands-on labs and study groups to help you achieve your goal to get Google Cloud certified.

With the help of live study groups and a community forum led by Google Developer Groups, you will embark on this journey not only with certified trainers, but also with people on the same path as you.

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Choose the right certification path for you

Obtaining a Google Cloud certification will demonstrate that you have the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the design, development, management and administration of infrastructure and data solutions on Google Cloud.


Associate Cloud Engineer

Deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions. Use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud.


Professional Cloud Architect

Enable organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform, this individual can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.


Professional Data Engineer

Enable data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and publishing data. Design, build, operationalize, secure, and monitor data processing systems with a particular emphasis on security and compliance; scalability and efficiency; reliability and fidelity; and flexibility and portability. 


Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer

Responsible for efficient development operations that can balance service reliability and delivery speed. Skilled at using Google Cloud Platform to build software delivery pipelines, deploy and monitor services, and manage and learn from incidents.

Program offer

Learn with a mix of live sessions, peer-to-peer support and on-demand content.

Study groups

Learn from certified trainers who will guide participants through the certification content and answer your questions during weekly live session.

On-demand courses

Access free online training on Pluralsight anytime, anywhere. 

Hands-on labs

Get practice with Google Cloud technologies. A robust portfolio of labs and quests allow you to gain experience in a sandbox environment. 

Community support

Connect with other people who are preparing for Google Cloud Certifications, ask questions and share your experience in a safe environment. 



  • 29 March: registrations open
  • 15 April: registrations close
  • 19 April: program starts, first weekly Study group session
  • 24 May: last Study group session; on demand content and community forum still available
  • 28 June: program closes


Prerequisites and guidelines

  • You can sign up to 1 path only. 
  • We would suggest to choose the Associate Cloud Engineer path if you have 1 years of experience or less in Cloud technologies.
  • We require all applicants to have at least one skill badge on their Qwiklabs profile. Don't you have it yet? Earn one for free at this link.

Have you already chosen your certification path and earned your skill badge on Qwiklabs? Register for the program clicking the button below.


Would you like to know more about Google Cloud certifications and the program?

Google Developer Groups are hosting orientation sessions to provide you with all information you need before joining the program and starting your certification journey. 

Find sessions dates and link to sign up page below.