Build your GCP skills with our ever-expanding, constantly-updated library of Google Cloud certification training and courses. Whether you’re just finding your footing, prepping for a GCP certification, or looking to go deep into specialty Google Cloud topics, we’ve got you covered.
We believe people learn best by doing. Our courses use engaging video lessons led by seasoned cloud pros to teach you core concepts, then put you in the cloud driver’s seat with interactive labs set in real, live GCP environments. This learn-by-doing approach reinforces concepts, helps you retain information better, and gives you valuable experience building and breaking things in the cloud, so you’re better prepared to bring your new skills to bear in your day-to-day work.
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What would you like to learn? At A Cloud Guru, we’ve got courses for everyone from newcomers to seasoned cloud pros, covering a huge range of Google Cloud topics, from introductory and certification courses to deep dives into the most advanced new features. Prep for your Associate Cloud Engineer, Professional Network Security Engineer, or other Google Cloud certification exam, get an intro to GCP’s major components, or geek out on advanced courses in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Cloud Run, and much, much more. A Cloud Guru courses combine engaging video lessons with interactive Hands-on Labs that drop you into real-world scenarios where you can learn by doing in real Google Cloud environments.
When it comes to learning, there’s no substitute for doing. Whether deep sea diving, cultivating orchids, or building in the cloud, nothing beats hands-on experience. That’s where our Google Cloud Hands-on Labs come in. Think of them like your own cloud holodeck, where you can fire up real-world scenarios and build skills in real GCP environments. Work through labs as part of a course, or use them as on-demand GCP tutorials when you need to skill up for a work project. With hundreds of labs covering all different facets of Google Cloud, A Cloud Guru lets you search and learn the exact skills you need, exactly when you need them.
In cloud, figuring out where to go and what to learn next can be a bit overwhelming. That’s where our Google Cloud Learning Paths come in. These collections of courses, videos, labs, and more have been carefully designed by our in-house cloud experts to chart the path to cloud success for you. Just hop into your chosen learning path to progress from novice to guru in cloud specialities like architecture, data, security, and DevOps.
Put your knowledge to the test and know when you’re ready to sit your certification exam with Google Cloud Practice Exams. Designed to mimic actual exam conditions, our Practice Exams let you get accustomed to the types of questions you’ll face, and give you detailed results, so you can flag specific topics for additional review. Renewing an expiring certification? Try starting with a Practice Exam. Taking a practice test for GCP architect or data engineer certification will help you gauge where your knowledge holds up, and where you may need to refresh your skills or learn some new ones.
What’s the point of getting a GCP certification? Why should you learn GCP? Get answers to several frequently asked questions below.
A Cloud Guru offers a comprehensive, hands-on Google Cloud Platform training library covering top-paying certifications and deep dives into the most in-demand GCP skills. New to Google Cloud? Get a broad overview of GCP concepts through our Crash Course on Google Cloud Platform and Intro to Google Cloud courses. Ready to prep for your certifications? We recommend starting with Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) before moving up to the more advanced certs like Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect or Professional Cloud Security Engineer. And of course, build advanced skills with our deep dives into the cutting edge of GCP technologies. Go down the rabbit hole on GCP AI services, become a GKE wizard, learn the ins and outs of Google Cloud Run, and much more.
Our courses combine engaging video components to help you learn core concepts, as well as Hands-on Labs that let you get your hands cloudy and build experience working with real Google Cloud environments. And with standalone Hands-on Labs, Google Cloud sandboxes, practice exams, and support from like-minded GCP learners via our community forums and Discord server, ACG can help you become a GCP VIP.
If you’re new to the cloud, your path to GCP certification begins with the foundational-level Cloud Digital Leader certification, which requires no tech experience. If you have some cloud experience, you can start with the Associate Cloud Engineer to pick up the basics of GCP.
Then explore skills that align with your career goals. Interested in AI? Take a deep dive into Google Cloud AI services. Want to strengthen your security chops? Study up on the essentials of Google Cloud security. As your skills grow, take aim at one of the professional-level GCP certifications, like the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Security Engineer or the popular Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect.
If you want to build skills in specialized areas such as security, data, or DevOps, you might want to check out our Google Cloud Learning Paths, which take the guesswork out of taking your skills from novice to guru.
There are no requirements to start Google Cloud training with A Cloud Guru beyond an internet connection and a device that connects to the internet. If you’re reading this, you’ve already got those covered.
From there, we offer multiple courses to help get you up to speed even if you have little tech know-how. Our Crash Course on Google Cloud Platform and Intro to Google Cloud courses are popular starting points.
A cloud certification is validation that you possess a certain set of knowledge and skills. While it is the skills that truly matter, a GCP certification can be a valuable signifier to employers or clients, and help you secure a satisfying and well-paying cloud career.
GCP certification exams aren’t easy. But A Cloud Guru can help you get certified — and advance your career in Google Cloud. Google Cloud is growing. And so is the demand for talent with GCP skills. How much so? The Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect has been named the top-paying cloud certification for years in a row, pulling in an average salary of $175,000 USD.
Any role that works with Google Cloud or in any GCP-adjacent capacity benefits from Google Cloud training. Whether you want to be a Google Cloud Architect, network engineer, or just want to communicate better with the tech teams in your GCP-adopting organization, Google Cloud training will benefit you.
GCP certifications are also some of the most valuable certifications in the entire tech industry, typically associated with salaries reaching well into six figures.
What’s new in the world of GCP? The ACG blog is a great place to read up on the new and notable, go deep on nuanced topics, and get tips and insights from leading Google Cloud Platform experts.
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