What is the difference between a Short Course and an Online Bootcamp?
An Online Bootcamp Program is an intensive and accelerated learning program made up of a collection of self-paced eLearning components and live online classes that students are required to attend.
The Online Bootcamp program curriculum contain a combination of specifically chosen courses and career-critical skills that are aligned to a job role.
A Short Course on the other hand are shorter courses that is designed to target developing a specific skill set or topic. They generally are much quicker to complete than Bootcamp Programs.
What is the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification?
The Google Professional Cloud Architect certification validates one's skills and knowledge in navigating and leveraging the infrastructure of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This credential assesses your abilities in designing, developing, and deploying architectural solutions, applications, and security systems; along with analysing and optimising the technical and business processes involved.
Considered one of key leaders of today's cloud computing industry, GCP offers certifications (such as the Professional Cloud Architect qualification) that help position oneself as a reputable, competitive expert of the field. Google Cloud has also been found to support a total of 3.2 billion AUD in annual economic benefits among both businesses and consumers, making it one of the most highly-sought after platforms in the current landscape. A Google Professional Cloud Architect certification is thus a surefire way to expand your opportunities in the job market, helping you launch or advance your cloud computing career.
What are the prerequisites for the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification?
In order to qualify for the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification, students must at least have an undergraduate degree or high school qualification. Though not mandatory, applicants are recommended to also have:
- A basic knowledge of the Google Cloud Platform or other cloud platforms;
- A basic knowledge of Linux operating system environments and command-line tools; and
- Prior experience in deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment.
Is a Google Cloud Platform Architect certification worth it?
Certifying yourself under the Google Professional Cloud Architect title not only arms you with a broad, thorough knowledge of the GCP platform and all its services - it all positions you as a verified expert of both the field and the Google Cloud environment. With the world-renowned reputation of the GCP, you're likely to stand out among your peers and draw the attention of potential employers. According to statistics, 87% of Google Cloud certified users feel more confident in their skills, compared to their non-certified counterparts.
Cloud computing has also become an ever-demanded skill among general businesses, making one's newfound skills under a GCP certification all the more valuable. According to AlphaBeta statistics, Google Cloud currently supports over 1,500 jobs in Australia with a minimum average salary of $95K AUD a year, based on Payscale statistics.
How do I earn my Google Cloud Platform Architect certification?
You must firstly complete the training provided by this course to successfully pursue your Google Professional Cloud Architect certification. Graduates will earn a Simplilearn certificate of course completion, and the knowledge to then help them pass their examination. You can register for the Professional Cloud Architect examination on the Google Cloud website
Those who don't pass their GCP certification on their first go can retake the exam after 14 days. Failure on the second attempt will result in a 60-day wait before your third attempt. Those who fail on their third attempt will then have to wait a year before trying again.
GCP certificates are only valid for two years.
How do I become a certified Google Cloud Platform Architect professional?
Through a series of 12 in-depth lessons, our Google Cloud Platform Architect certification training (delivered in partnership with Simplilearn) will equip you with all the knowledge areas, tools, and practical skills required to pass the Google Professional Cloud Architect examination. You'll not only build an in-demand skillset catered to the evolving needs of the cloud computing market, but one certified under a globally-renowned provider.
Students will delve in to critical areas of Google Cloud identity and access management (IAM), networking, virtual machines, storage, autoscaling, and SQL - taught through hands-on learning materials and demos to get you "work-ready" for the industry. You'll position yourself as a competitive cloud computing expert, expanding your opportunities in cloud development, engineering, architecture, and systems operation.
To top it off, our online course delivery enables you to study at a flexible time and place of your choosing, granting you a learning experience suited to your preferred pace and personal needs.
What kind of careers can I pursue with a Google Cloud Platform Architect certification?
With the industry relevant knowledge and skills you gain from our Google Cloud Platform Architect certification training, you are eligible to apply for in-demand jobs including:
- Cloud developer
- Software developer
- Cloud solutions architect
- DevOps engineer
- Cloud security engineer
- Cloud engineer
- Systems operators
Get a free consultation & kickstart your career
We're always here to help you succeed. Get a free education consultation with one of our Upskilled Education Consultants about this course or simply find out what's best for you.
1300 469 853
9am - 5pm