Associate Cloud Engineer Track


What are the prerequisites for joining the Associate Cloud Engineer track?

Familiarity with the following topics is helpful for success in the Associate Cloud Engineer track:

  • Operating systems
  • File systems
  • The IP networking stack
  • How web browsers and web servers communicate
  • Databases
  • Programming
  • Working with Linux at the command line
  • Editing text files from the Linux command line


What do I learn in the Associate Cloud Engineer track program?

In the Associate Cloud Engineer learning path, you will build expertise in cloud infrastructure. You will explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems, and applications services.

With hands-on practice in Google Cloud Skills Boost, you will complete a series of skill badge quests that enables you to demonstrate proficiency in related skills.

Where can I find extra practice materials?

The training provides a solid foundation to prepare you for the certification exam. However, the training does not teach exactly to the test. Make sure to get extra practice using hands-on labs in Google Cloud Skills Boost.

What is the recommended timeline for the Associate Cloud Engineer track program?

It is highly recommended that the training be completed within 16 weeks. You can go faster than the recommended timeline.

Will I continue to have access to Google Cloud Skills Boost after the Associate Cloud Engineer track timeline ends?

Your no-cost access to the learning path in Google Cloud Skills Boost expires in 6 months. After your no-cost access expires, you will retain your learning history and access to the Google Cloud Skills Boost catalog. Your group admin will not longer have access to your learning activity.

How do I apply for certification discount?

To be eligible for a certification voucher:

  • You must be part of a career readiness cohort.
  • You must have completed the Career Readiness Associate Cloud Engineer learning path.

Note: For 2022 cohorts, students must have completed the Architecting with Google Compute Engine Specialization and the required skill badges.

Submit the application for the ACE certification voucher. If you meet the eligibility criteria the certification voucher will be emailed to you in 10 business days.

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