Difference between Skill Badges and Certifications


What is a skill badge?

A digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of an individual's cloud proficiency with Google Cloud products and services.

How do I earn a skill badge vs. a Google Cloud certification?

A skill badge is earned by completing a series of hands-on labs and taking a final assessment challenge lab to test a learner’s skills, through the Google Cloud Skills Boost on-demand learning platform.

A certification validates an individual’s knowledge and deep understanding of Google Cloud technology. A certification is earned upon passing a Google Cloud certification exam. 


For more information on skill badges, visit cloud.google.com/training/badges.

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