Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Architect Certificate Online

Ready yourself for a career as a professional cloud architect with cloud computing certificate courses that introduce you to Google Cloud infrastructure design.

Franklin University has partnered with Coursera Campus to provide cutting-edge certificates to learners seeking to advance. Courses are open to all learners. No application required.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn about the role of the cloud architect, approaches to infrastructure design and virtual networking configuration
  • Explore GCP's infrastructure, computing and storage services with a focus on Compute Engine
  • Deploy a wide variety of Google Cloud solution elements, including encryption keys, load balancing and infrastructure automation
  • Develop a plan and prepare for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification exam

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Required Google Cloud Architect Certificate Courses

Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

BEGINNER | Information Technology | Self-paced | 8 hours

Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure introduces important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud. Through videos and hands-on labs, this course presents and compares many of Google Cloud's computing and storage services, along with important resource and policy management tools.
Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 8 hours

This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, virtual machines and applications services. You will learn how to use the Google Cloud through the console and Cloud Shell. You'll also learn about the role of a cloud architect, approaches to infrastructure design, and virtual networking configuration with Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, and Firewall rules.
Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 8 hours

This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.
Elastic Google Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation

INTERMEDIATE | Information Technology | Self-paced | 7 hours

This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including securely interconnecting networks, load balancing, autoscaling, infrastructure automation and managed services.
Reliable Google Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process

ADVANCED | Information Technology | Self-paced | 8 hours

This course equips students to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud using proven design patterns. It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Compute Engine or Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine courses and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in either of those courses. Through a combination of presentations, design activities, and hands-on labs, participants learn to define and balance business and technical requirements to design Google Cloud deployments that are highly reliable, highly available, secure, and cost-effective.
Preparing for your Professional Cloud Architect Journey

ADVANCED | Information Technology | Self-paced | 5 hours

This course helps learners create a study plan for the PCA (Professional Cloud Architect) certification exam. Learners explore the breadth and scope of the domains covered in the exam. Learners assess their exam readiness and create their individual study plan.
Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations

INTERMEDIATE | Computer Science | Self-paced | 8 hours

In this course, "Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations," you get a review of the layout and principles of Google Cloud, followed by an introduction to creating and managing software containers and an introduction to the architecture of Kubernetes.

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How much does the Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Architect Professional Certificate cost?

When you enroll in this self-paced certificate program, you decide how quickly you want to complete each of the courses in the specialization. To access the courses, you pay a small monthly cost of $35, so the total cost of your Professional Certificate depends on you. Plus, you can take a break or cancel your subscription anytime.

How long does it take to finish the Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Architect Professional Certificate?

You can expect to spend 2-3 months complete the courses and hands-on projects to earn your certificate.

What prior experience do I need to enroll?

This intermediate-level course is best for those with proficiency in Linux OS and command-line tools, as well as experience in deploying and managing apps, including public cloud environments.

What will I be able to do with my Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Architect Professional Certificate?

Share your certificate with your professional network to demonstrate that you have the know-how needed to move onward and upward as a cloud architect. It also means you're prepared to take the well-regarded Google Cloud certification exam.

Do I need to apply and be accepted as a Franklin University student to take courses offered through the FranklinWORKS Marketplace?

No. Courses offered through the Marketplace are for all learners. There is no application or admission process.



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