Professional Cloud Architect
Google Cloud Certification Guide

Become a Professional Cloud Architect by exploring the essential concepts, tools, and services in GCP and working through practice tests designed to help you take the exam confidently

Who is this book for?

If you are a cloud architect, cloud engineer, administrator, or any IT professional looking to learn how to implement Google Cloud services in your organization and become a GCP Certified Professional Cloud Architect, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of server infrastructure, including Linux and Windows Servers, is assumed. A solid understanding of network and storage will help you to make the most out of this book.

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Konrad Clapa

Certified Google Trainer

Konrad Clapa is a Certified Google Trainer and lead cloud automation architect working for Atos R&D. He has over 12 years’ experience in the IT industry. He holds over 40 IT certification. This includes all 11/11 Google Cloud Platform certifications making him the first in the world to achieve it. He is also listed among 40 individuals who hold Google Cloud Certified Fellow certificate. Sharing knowledge has always been important to him, so he contributes to the community by acting as a leader for a local Google Cloud Developer group and an AWS user group in Poland. Funny fact about Konrad is that he never failed a GCP exam attempt including multiple beta exams that he has taken.

Brian Gerrard

DevOps Engineer

Brian Gerrard currently works as a DevOps Engineer with Atos. Brian has over 16 years’ experience in the IT industry and holds a number of Public and Private Cloud certifications. These include the Google Certified Professional Architect and Google Associate Cloud Engineer certifications which he has held since 2018. In addition to this, Brian is a firm believer in lifelong learning, and you will regularly find him contributing to his local User Groups.



What you will learn

Understand the benefits of being a Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

Find out how to enrol for the Professional Cloud Architect exam

Master the compute options in Google Cloud Platform

Explore security and networking options in GCP

Get to grips with managing and monitoring your workloads in GCP

Understand storage, big data, and machine learning services

Become familiar with exam scenarios and passing strategies

Your Free copy of Chapter 8 is here to Download

We are pre-releasing this chapter that introduces one of the newest and most exciting GCP products available. In this chapter, you will learn how to run cloud native workloads on Kubernetes anywhere. This includes not only all 3 major public cloud providers but also on-premise. You will see how to keep the Anthos clusters in sync with predefined configuration and polices as well as how to control and observe traffic in a microservice architecture using Anthos Service Mesh.