I sat for the Google Cloud Platform Cloud Developer Beta Exam today and I was pleasantly surprised with the exam format, questions and answers and the case study.
I believe this is a big improvement from what I seen on the Cloud Architect exam. I am guessing its a different group of folks that developed the exams.
Google has done a remarkable job on this exam.
Beta Exam Questions — 102
Beta Exam Time — 4 Hours(240 Minutes). (Completed in 97 minutes)
So the Beta Exam is of course lengthy, It will take a good developer likely two hours at the most. However, if your not familiar with GCP Services and/or want to over think everything than I could see how you could use the full four hours.
For those looking for an economic way to learn the exam objectives then join in on the online live training –
O’Reilly Google Cloud Developer Crash Course March 26 & 27, 2020
To be honest I was a bit afraid when I reviewed the objectives since I am no developer. Matter of Fact I have a hard time developing “Hello World” apps in Python (Ok perhaps an overstatement).
Below is a video on YT and under the video is the list of the Top Ten.
Below is the Top Ten List of Items you should know before taking this challenging developer focused exam.
Exam Objectives were spot on. View them here https://cloud.google.com/certification/guides/cloud-developer/
A Professional Cloud Developer builds scalable and highly available applications using Google recommended practices and tools that leverage fully managed services.
For those who want some practice questions that were developed around the objectives of the exam. Check out Udemy. Discounted link is below.
This individual has experience with next generation databases, runtime environments and developer tools. They also have proficiency with at least one general purpose programming language and are skilled with using Stackdriver to produce meaningful metrics and logs to debug and trace code.
Kubernetes is a MAJOR part of the exam. Be good at this before taking the exam..
The Professional Cloud Developer exam assesses your ability to:
- check Design highly scalable, available, and reliable cloud-native applications
- check Build and test applications
- check Deploy applications
- check Integrate Google Cloud Platform services
- check Manage application performance monitoring
Look out on several platforms Google Cloud Developer Certification Course in January. Ill be working thru the holidays to get this to market.
Deep Dive Notes
For those thinking of taking this exam then check out my Deep Dive notes on the exam! Select link below
Joe Holbrook, “The Cloud Tech Guy”
Carry on friends