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Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE)
Karlitos wrote about how he leveraged my courses and a few other things (including a strong background with Kubernetes) to achieve the certification in only three days! He then also posted this helpful list of specific things you should know before your exam.
Prasad gave credit to this course and this mega-thread for passing ACE, and suggested people (including me!) should pay more attention to App Engine, as it had more presence on the exam than we’d expected.
Gary–a self-described "sales geezer" (his words! 😂)–wrote about his path, having gone through AWS SA-A and now studying and passing the GCP ACE (which he describes as "slightly more complicated and detailed").
Despite failing the ACE exam before finding A Cloud Guru, yclin turned things around and passed ACE–recommending that people keep practicing the questions and do hands-on labs (in addition to our courses, of course).
Denis (ADV-IT) gave a topic by topic breakdown of things you must know how to do, points out that he only saw single-response questions on his exam, and also likens the level of Google’s ACE exam to AWS’s Sysops Administrator Associate.
More to come!
Professional Cloud Architect (PCA)
Keep being awesome, cloud gurus!
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Thanks Mattias for putting this together, it is very useful … i wonder if something like this could be a best practice for other classes
Great compilation Mattias.
I also passed my ACE and PCA this month. In addition to your lists. Here are my learnings.
1. Youtube Channel of "Google Cloud Platforms" is a must. There are playlist there that discuss GCP services and it put emphasis on what is the latest and what is new
2. Decision tree and data flows are sooo important. I saw one that is really good. https://www.gcp.solutions
3. The beta/preview of Acloud Guru ( Google network engineer and Data Engineer course). It added knowledge to the "what if" and covers some information to PCA exams.
Thanks Mattias for the help. #salute.
Preparing for this certification. I hope this thread is still relevant. I’ll appreciate a feedback.
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