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Preparing for the Professional Cloud Architect Examination

Course Description

This course provides information, tips, and advice on taking the Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect exam. Identify skill gaps and further areas of study and be pointed to appropriate target learning resources. The best preparation is real-world experience combined with training. Make certification your goal!

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Duration

1 day

Objectives

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Position the Professional Cloud Architect Certification
  • Provide information, tips, and advice on taking the exam
  • Review the sample case studies
  • Review each section of the exam covering highest-level concepts sufficient to build confidence in what is known by the candidate and indicate skill gaps/areas of study if not known by the candidate
  • Connect candidates to appropriate target learning.

Delivery Method

Instructor-led

Audience

This class is intended for the following participants:

  • Cloud professionals who intend to take the Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding the Professional Cloud Architect Certification

Establish basic knowledge about the certification exam and eliminate any confusion or misunderstandings about the process and nature of the exam itself.

Topics covered:

  • Position the Professional Cloud Architect certification among the offerings
  • Distinguish between Associate and Professional
  • Provide guidance between Professional Cloud Architect and Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Describe how the exam is administered and the exam rules
  • Provide general advice about taking the exam

Module 2: Sample Case Studies

In-depth review of the Case Studies provided for exam preparation

Topics covered:

  • MountKirk Games
  • Dress4Win
  • TerramEarth

Module 3: Designing and Implementing

Tips and examples covering design and implementation skills that could be tested on the exam

Topics covered:

  • Review the layered model from Design and Process
  • Provide exam tips focused on business and technical design
  • Designing a solution infrastructure that meets business requirements
  • Designing a solution infrastructure that meets technical requirements
  • Design network, storage, and compute resources
  • Creating a migration plan
  • Envisioning future solution improvements
  • Resources for learning more about designing and planning
  • Configuring network topologies
  • Configuring individual storage systems
  • Configuring compute systems
  • Resources for learning more about managing and provisioning
  • Designing for security
  • Designing for legal compliance
  • Resources for learning more about security and compliance

Module 4: Optimizing and Operating

Tips and examples covering business processes, technical, optimization for security, performance, cost, and ongoing operations and reliability

Topics covered:

  • Analyzing and defining technical processes
  • Analyzing and defining business processes
  • Resources for learning more about analyzing and optimizing processes
  • Designing for security
  • Designing for legal compliance
  • Resources for learning more about security and compliance
  • Advising development/operation teams to ensure successful deployment of the solution
  • Resources for learning more about managing implementation
  • Easy buttons
  • Playbooks
  • Developing a resilient culture
  • Resources for learning more about ensuring reliability

Module 5: Next Steps

Highlight learning resources

Topics covered:

  • Present Qwiklabs Challenge Quest for the Professional CA
  • Identify Instructor Led Training courses and what they cover that will be helpful based on skills that might be on the exam
  • Connect candidates to individual Qwiklabs, and to Coursera individual courses and specializations.
  • Review/feedback of course
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