Why should I get certified?

What's the value?


In a 2019 IT Skills and Salary report published by Global Knowledge, 52% of IT decision-makers are in need of technologically-skilled personnel to meet their organizational goals and close the skills gap. 93% of those decision-makers agree that certified employees provide added value above and beyond the cost of certification.

Another recent survey conducted in Q1 2020 by Gallup, an independent third-party company, shows how Associate and Professional Google Cloud certifications have enabled and boosted the required skills for different job roles within the cloud industry. The study found:

Google Cloud certifications help you advance your professional skills and demonstrate your value to hiring managers. Also once you become Google Cloud certified, you unlock the following benefits:

  • Distinguish yourself with a digital badge by sharing it on your social profile or resume.
  • Showcase your achievement on a publicly-accessible Google Cloud Certified Directory.
  • Get exclusive Google Cloud Certified swag for Professional certifications.
  • Network and exchange ideas with others in the Google Cloud Certified community.
  • Get access to global cloud virtual and in-person events hosted by Google Cloud.    


Learn more about Google Cloud certification benefits here.

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