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Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certification Tips

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Tips & best practices to prepare for the GCP ACE (Associate Cloud Engineer) Exam by Dan Sullivan - the author of the official Google Cloud Certified study guides!

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Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certification Tips

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  3. 3. Tips & Best Practices for Preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer Exam Dan Sullivan June 20, 2020
  4. 4. Thank You
  5. 5. About me ... ● Author of Google Cloud official study guides ○ Cloud and database architect ○ Data science and machine learning ○ About 6 years of experience with Google Cloud ● I am not ○ Employed by Google ○ A contributor to certification exam development ● Connect or follow me on LinkedIn ○ linkedin.com/in/dansullivanpdx/
  6. 6. Agenda ● Overview of Google Cloud Certification Exams ● How to Get Started with Google Cloud ● Study Strategies and Tips ● How to Read and Analyze Questions ● Q & A ● Topic Review ○ Compute Services ○ Storage Services ○ Identity and Access Management (IAM) ○ Essential Services ○ Networking ○ Monitoring, Logging, and Tracing
  7. 7. Introduction to Google Cloud Exams
  8. 8. Customer Implementation Technical requirements Business requirements Technical requirements Customer Implementation Professional Certification Scope of GCP Certifications Associate Cloud Engineer Professional Level Certification Technical requirements Business requirements Design Plan Ensure Feasibility Optimize Build Deploy Manage Customer Implementation Build Deploy Manage Technical requirements Build Deploy Manage
  9. 9. Exams are not Real Life
  10. 10. Exams are not Real Life
  11. 11. One Way to Pass, Two Ways to Fail
  12. 12. One Way to Pass, Two Ways to Fail Know Your Stuff
  13. 13. One Way to Pass, Two Ways to Fail Know Your Stuff Don’t Know Your Stuff
  14. 14. One Way to Pass, Two Ways to Fail Know Your Stuff Highly Unlikely Don’t Know Your Stuff
  15. 15. One Way to Pass, Two Ways to Fail Know Your Stuff Highly Unlikely Don’t Know Your Know Your Stuff but Fail
  16. 16. How to Get Started
  17. 17. $300 Credit & Free Tier cloud.google.com/free
  18. 18. Exam Guide cloud.google.com/certification/guides/cloud-engineer
  19. 19. Cousera Course coursera.org/learn/preparing-cloud-associate-cloud-engineer-exam
  20. 20. Udemy Course udemy.com/course/google-certified-associate-cloud-engineer-2019-prep-course/
  21. 21. DanSullivanLearning.com
  22. 22. Study Strategies and Tips
  23. 23. 1. Study Strategy ● Follow Certification Exam Guide ○ High level domains & detailed tasks ○ cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-engineer ● Take Practice Exam ○ Good assessment, actual test is more difficult ● Identify weakest areas ○ We often focus on some, not all domains in our work ○ You will be tested on all domains ● Perform tasks using Cloud Console and Cloud Shell
  24. 24. 2. Exam Taking Strategy ● Timed test, know your remaining time ○ 50 multiple choice questions ○ 2 hours ○ Mark questions for review ● Read questions carefully ○ Identify key services and software ○ Identify technical requirements ● Focus on how to choose between likely options or near misses
  25. 25. Identity & Access Management (IAM) ● Understand roles and permissions ● Review primitive roles ● When to use custom roles ● Know types of identities ● VPC ● Subents ● CIDR blocks ● Firewall rules ● DNS ● Hybrid cloud Networking 3. What You Need to Know
  26. 26. Services to Know in Depth ● Compute ○ Compute Engine ○ App Engine ○ Kubernetes Engine ○ Cloud Functions ○ Cloud Run ○ Anthos ● Storage ○ Cloud Storage ○ BigQuery ● Cloud Pub/Sub ● Stackdriver
  27. 27. How to choose between ... ● Cloud SQL ● Cloud Spanner ● Cloud Datastore ● Cloud Bigtable ● BiqQuery ● Cloud Storage When to use ... ● Cloud Dataproc ● Cloud Dataflow ● Dataprep ● Datalab ● Deployment Manager ● Developer Services ○ Cloud Source Repository ○ Container Builder
  28. 28. How to Read and Analyze Exam Questions
  29. 29. Q & A
  30. 30. Thanks! Q&A Dan Sullivan author of the official Google Cloud Study Guides Cloud Architect and Data Scientist
  31. 31. Attendee Feedback Form Link Feedback Form Raffle: https://forms.gle/WKuXMHZhjPzXdY4NA
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