Why should I get certified?

What's the value?


According to a 2021 IT Skills and Salary report published by Global Knowledge, 76% of IT decision-makers are in need of technologically-skilled personnel to meet their organizational goals and close skill gaps. Ninety-four percent of those decision-makers agree that certified employees provide added value above and beyond the cost of certification.

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

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

  • Distinguish yourself with a digital badge that you can easily share in your email signature, social profiles, or resume.
  • Showcase your achievement in the publicly accessible Google Cloud Certified Directory.
  • Get exclusive Google Cloud swag for earning professional certifications.
  • Network and exchange ideas with other certified individuals in the Google Cloud Learning & Certification Hub’s exclusive Cloud Certified Group.
  • Get access to global virtual and in-person events hosted by Google Cloud.

1. Based on responses from the Global Knowledge 2021 IT Skills and Salary Survey.

Learn more about Google Cloud certification benefits here.

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