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Professional Cloud Database Engineer

A Professional Cloud Database Engineer is a database professional with two years of Google Cloud experience and five years of overall database and IT experience. The Professional Cloud Database Engineer designs, creates, manages, and troubleshoots Google Cloud databases used by applications to store and retrieve data. The Professional Cloud Database Engineer should be comfortable translating business and technical requirements into scalable and cost-effective database solutions. 

The Professional Cloud Database Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

  • Design scalable and highly available cloud database solutions
  • Manage a solution that can span multiple database solutions
  • Migrate data solutions
  • Deploy scalable and highly available databases in Google Cloud

About this certification exam

Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)

Language: English 

Exam format: 50-60 multiple choice and multiple select questions

Exam Delivery Method:

a. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location. 

b. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center.  

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 5+ years of overall database and IT experience, including 2 years of hands-on experience working with Google Cloud database solutions 

Exam overview

1. Get real world experience

Before attempting the Cloud Database Engineer exam, it's recommended that you have 2+ years of hands-on experience working with Google Cloud database solutions. Ready to start building? Explore the Google Cloud Free Tier for free usage (up to monthly limits) of select products.

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2. Understand what’s on the exam

The exam guide contains a complete list of topics that may be included on the exam, helping you determine if your skills align with the exam.

See exam guide

3. Review the sample questions

Review the sample questions to familiarize yourself with the format of exam questions and example content that may be covered on the Cloud Database Engineer exam.

4. Round out your skills with training

Follow the learning path

Prepare for the exam by following the Cloud Database Engineer learning path. Explore online training, in-person classes, hands-on labs, and other resources from Google Cloud.

Additional resources

Your Google Cloud database options, explained

Database modernization solutions 

Database migration solutions 

In-depth discussions on the concepts and critical components of Google Cloud

Google Cloud documentation

Google Cloud solutions

5. Schedule an exam

Register and select whether to take the exam remotely or at a nearby testing center.

Review exam terms and conditions and data sharing policies.