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Get to Know the Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer Certification

By Alex Maksymec | October 27, 2021

Personal development and professional development are among the hottest topics within our community. At C2C, we're passionate about helping Google Cloud users grow in their careers. This article is part of a larger collection of Google Cloud certification path resources.

The Google Associate Cloud Engineer certification, like the Cloud Digital Leader, covers broad knowledge of everything GCP. Unlike Cloud Digital Leader, this one's for the technical folks; going into this exam, you likely have some hands-on experience with Google Cloud Platform and possibly some other technical knowledge of cloud computing.

Google describes the Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) as someone who "deploys and secures applications and infrastructure, monitors operations of multiple projects, and maintains enterprise solutions to ensure that they meet target performance metrics." In the market, a "Cloud Engineer" also vaguely refers to any of the roles available among the many professional-level certifications. Once you pass the ACE, there's a good chance you'll want to eventually pursue one of those to flaunt your area of expertise.

It's important to note, though, that Google does not impose any requirement to obtain ACE certification ahead of the professional-level options. If you already have the recommended experience and working knowledge and feel prepared to skip to the next level, by all means, go for it!

If you're new here and the ACE has caught your intrigue, let's look at some common questions:

  • Who is Associate Cloud Engineer certification for?
  • What type of salary can I expect for an Associate Cloud Engineer?
  • Which topics do I need to understand to pass the exam?
  • Where can I find resources, study guides, and practice exams for Associate Cloud Engineer?
  • What are some sample questions I'll be asked on the Associate Cloud Engineer exam?
  • Where can I connect with fellow community members to get more questions answered?


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Infographic describing an overview of Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification.


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Check out the directory in the Google Cloud Certifications Overview.


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