In-demand IT Skills in 2022: Google Professional Cloud Developer

In-demand IT Skills in 2022: Google Professional Cloud Developer

Categories: Cloud Computing|Published On: September 12, 2022|4.7 min read|
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Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.

Transform your career and business by validating your skills in Google Cloud technology. 

Getting Started with Google Cloud  

Cloud technology is quickly becoming the heart of business operations with enterprise spending on cloud-based offerings growing faster than spending on traditional IT (Information Technology) offerings, according to Gartner. 

Google provides you and your business with comprehensive cloud solutions so that you can drive organizational transformations that make an impact. By adopting Google Cloud your business will gain advantages such as flexibility in migrating, building, and optimizing apps across cloud environments, leveraging on the best-in-breed solutions, and meeting all regulatory and governance related requirements whilst at the same time minimizing drawbacks such as vendor locks in.  


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As cloud adoption continues to rapidly grow so do the capabilities of what the technology can achieve, and the need for cloud computing skills that can take advantage of the latest cloud advancements. But business leaders are struggling to find skilled talent to take up jobs at the same pace that technology is moving globally. This has severely staggered growth, driving organizations to resort to reskill and upskill employees within the company.  


Google Cloud Certifications

By 2020, 90 percent of organizations will have adjusted project plans, delayed product and service releases, incurred costs, or lost revenue because of a lack of IT skills, leading to $390 billion in losses annually worldwide. The survey results found that Google Cloud certifications can help companies address these challenges. 

According to Google Cloud’s Certification Impact 2020 report, 67 percent of managers who authorized training in the past 12 months did so to prepare their employees for certification and re-certification. “In fact, 78 percent of survey participants are satisfied with how accurately Google Cloud certifications validated their skills for a particular role.”  

What are the reasons individuals choose Google Cloud?

  • Google Cloud certified professionals have the real-world cloud skills businesses need 
  • Organizations modernize faster and increase business impact with certified individuals 
  • Certifications help with promotions, raises, and career changes 

What are the benefits of getting Google Cloud certified? 

  • 30% of Google Cloud certified individuals applied for a new role
  • 70% of these applicants received at least one job offer
  • 42% of applicants received two or more job offers

Individuals build strong cloud skills with Google Cloud Certifications.  

Google Certifications give individuals confidence in their understanding of new cloud skills with 87 percent stating they feel more confident about their cloud skills.  

Cloud Developer learning path 

A Cloud Developer builds scalable and highly available cloud applications using Google Cloud and tools that leverage fully managed services. Their work may involve cloud-native applications, runtime environments, developer tools, and next-generation databases. 

Professional Cloud Developers build scalable and highly available applications using Google-recommended practices and tools. They have experience with cloud-native applications, developer tools, managed services, and next-generation databases. Cloud Developers are also proficient with at least one general-purpose programming language and are skilled at producing meaningful metrics and logs to debug and trace code. 

The Professional Cloud Developer exam assesses your ability to: 

  • Design highly scalable, available, reliable cloud-native applications 
  • Build and test applications 
  • Deploy applications 
  • Integrate Google Cloud services 
  • Manage application performance monitoring 

COURSE 1 : Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure 

In this course, you will learn about the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud, including Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, App Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, and BigQuery. This course also introduces important resource and policy management tools, such as the Resource Manager hierarchy and Cloud Identity and Access Management. 

Switching to Google Cloud from another public cloud provider? Start with Google Cloud Fundamentals for those with experience in AWS or Azure. 


COURSE 2: Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform 

Build cloud-native applications or redesign existing applications that will run on Google Cloud. In this course, you’ll use Google Cloud services and pre-trained machine learning APIs to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications. 


COURSE 3: Application Development with Cloud Run 

Explore cloud-native application with Google Cloud run. This course introduces you to fundamentals, practices, capabilities and tools applicable to modern cloud-native application development. Learn how to design, implement, deploy, secure, manage, and scale new (greenfield) and existing (brownfield) applications on Google Cloud using Cloud Run. 

COURSE 4: Getting started with Google Kubernetes Engine 

Learn to containerize workloads in Docker containers, deploy them to Kubernetes clusters provided by Google Kubernetes Engine, and scale those workloads to handle increased traffic. 

For a more comprehensive presentation of Kubernetes, try the Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine training. 


SKILL BADGE: Serverless Cloud Run Development 

Learn how to build scalable containerized web apps using Cloud Run – a fully managed serverless platform. Complete this quest where you’ll have to solve fictitious business scenarios with serverless solutions for the opportunity to receive a Google Cloud skill badge. 


SKILL BADGE: Serverless Firebase Development 

Learn how to build serverless web apps, import data into a serverless database, and build Google Assistant applications using Firebase, Google’s backend-as-service (Bass) platform for creating mobile and web applications. Complete this quest for the opportunity to receive a Google Cloud skill badge. 


SKILL BADGE: Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud 

Get hands-on practice with Kubernetes by configuring Docker images and containers and deploying fully fledged Kubernetes Engine applications. Practice the skills needed for integrating container orchestration into your own workflow and get the chance to earn a skill badge upon completion. 

Through Trainocate Malaysia’s Google Cloud Platform training and certification courses, we aim to remove both the barrier to growth and entry that occur when transitioning and adopting modern technology within your organization. 

To take advantage of everything the latest cloud technology has to offer, organizations must be able to find people with the right combination of skills. When organizations invest in Google Cloud certifications for their employees, they cost-effectively create the skilled workforce they need to meaningfully transform their business with Google Cloud technology.  

Check out when our next classes are and be on your way to getting Google Cloud Certified.


Google Cloud Application Development

Code Course Title Days Fees (RM) Mar-24 Apr-24 May-24
GCPCIN Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure 1 2400 15
GCP-DEVA Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform 1 2400 4-6
GCP-GSGKE Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine 1 2400 19

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About the Author

Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.