Cloud Architect – Professional Certification Preparation for Google

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This Learning Path is designed to help you prepare for the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect Exam. Even if you don't plan to take the Exam, this training content will help you gain a solid understanding of the various components of the Google Cloud Platform.

The Learning Path for the Google Cloud Architect - Specialty Certification Exam lasts almost 8 hours and consists of 4 courses, 4 quizzes and 2 workshops.

Learning Objectives

The Courses in this path cover topics from the six sections of the Exam:

Designing and planning a cloud solution architecture

Managing and provisioning solution infrastructure

Designing for security and compliance

Analyzing and optimizing technical and business processes

Managing implementation

Ensuring solution and operations reliability


Benefits of taking this Learning Path

  • Validates your skills of developing, designing, administrating, and managing solutions using Google Cloud technologies
  • Results in overall improved performance and capabilities as Cloud Architect


  • The Google Cloud Architect Certification Exam is intended for cloud professionals who have existing knowledge and capabilities in the GCP workspace.


  • August 8, 2019 - Added "Connect to Google Compute Engine (GCE) Linux VM Instances Using SSH" lab
  • August 1, 2019 - Updated and added new topics to:
    • Google Cloud Platform: Fundamentals
    • Google Cloud Platform: Systems Operations
    • Designing a Google Cloud Infrastructure
    • Managing Your Google Cloud Infrastructure
  • August 1, 2019 - Added "Deploying Containerized Applications on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)" lab
  • March 26, 2019 - Added preparation exam
  • November 27, 2018 - Added 2 Google Cloud Storage labs


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

1 courses

Google Cloud Platform: Fundamentals If you’re going to work with modern software systems, then you can escape learning about cloud technologies. And that’s a rather broad umbrella. Across the three major cloud platform providers, we have a lot of different...

2 labs

This Lab introduces you to all of the key concepts and trade-offs that you need to understand to work effectively with Google Cloud Storage.

3 courses

Google Cloud Platform Systems Operations There are a lot of different options, across a variety of cloud platforms that are well suited for running specific workloads, such as web applications. Things such as Google App Engine, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Azure...

4 labs

Use gsutil from inside a Google Cloud Shell to work with Google Cloud Storage including using object versioning and Object Lifecycle Management in this Lab.

5 courses

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) lets organizations take advantage of the powerful network and technologies that Google uses to deliver its own products. Global companies like Coca-Cola and cutting-edge technology stars like Spotify are already running sophistic...

6 labs

Learn how to deploy containerized applications in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters from the Cloud Console, Cloud Shell, and Marketplace in this Lab.

7 courses

Once you have implemented your application infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform, you will need to maintain it. Although you can set up Google Cloud to automate many operations tasks, you will still need to monitor, test, manage, and troubleshoot it over ...

8 labs

Lab Overview Google Compute Engine (GCE) is a high-performance and scalable service that allows you to deploy virtual machines in the cloud. No matter how big your project is, Compute Engine automatically scales from one instance to thousands with the help...

9 exam-filled

GCP Solution Architect Certification Preparation


Aug 08 2019

Added "Connect to Google Compute Engine (GCE) Linux VM Instances Using SSH" lab

Aug 01 2019

Added "Deploying Containerized Applications on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)" lab

Mar 26 2019

Added preparation exam

Nov 27 2018

Added 2 Google Cloud Storage labs

About the Author

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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).