Try answering this question:
Your company’s architecture is shown in the diagram. You want to keep data in sync across Region 1 and Region 2. Which product will enable you to do so?
Google Cloud SQL
Google Cloud Bigtable
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Datastore
Do you know the answer?
That’s one of the questions on the Professional Cloud Architect certification practice exam. “Lack of cloud expertise is one of the top challenges enterprise companies face” according to this late 2017 report on moving to the public cloud. “Nearly three quarters of IT decision makers (71%) believe their organizations have lost revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise. On average, this accounts for 5% of total global revenue, or $258,188,279 per organization.”
Enterprise companies are looking for cloud experts. And being a Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect makes it easy to identify you as a person who can help with $258 million in lost revenue. But when it comes to earning a Google Cloud certification, where should you start?
The certification exam is designed to test your ability to build solutions with the Google Cloud Platform. The best way to prepare for a Google Cloud certification exam is experience. While there is no replacement for real world experience, hands-on labs can help you practice solving problem scenarios and learning to use GCP tools.
Enroll in the Cloud Architecture Certification Practice Quest and get 10 hands-on labs aligned with topics you’ll find in the certification exam outline. Use this link to enroll by April 9 EOD and get 5 credits free of charge to help you get started!
This Quest is designed to help you practice with tools and scenarios that will help you practice topics covered in the certification exam. Complete the labs and you’ll earn this Cloud Architecture badge, a cloud credential you can add to your CV.
Here’s some of what you will do:
Orchestrating the Cloud with Kubernetes gets you hands-on experience with topics in section 2.3 of the Certification Exam Guide. This lab counts towards two badges, Cloud Architecture and Kubernetes in the Google Cloud.
Start learning about Stackdriver, another topic in the Guide (see section 6). Take the Qwik Start first, then get into a more advanced scenario with Application Performance Management (APM) with Stackdriver.
Continuous Delivery Pipelines with Spinnaker and Kubernetes Engine – who doesn’t love Kubernetes Engine?
It’s a great day to take the next step in your career by adding a Google Cloud badge to your resume, and start your journey to certification!