Making things happen for your organisation's digital transformation requires that individuals and teams take time to advance their skills with training and Google Cloud certifications, and have a solid understanding of cloud concepts and cloud services.

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Completing a virtualisation project is more than “lifting and shifting” the old IT infrastructure to the cloud. Many take this approach for cost savings and convenience, and this makes sense.

But true transformation spans the entire business and enables every person to transform - from information technology specialists to end users. Today's landscape requires continuous improvement and innovation. This is where equipping yourself and your staff with the right skills, knowledge and certifications comes in.

Why should you get a Google Cloud certification with Lumify Work?

A 2020 Survey by Gallup found that having Google Cloud skills and certifications can help you boost the required skills for various job roles within the cloud industry.

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The study also found that among professionals surveyed:

  • 71% feel more confident in their professional future

  • 81% can prove cloud skill competency to recruiters

  • 77% feel their resume is more attractive

  • 85% feel more confident in their cloud skills

Also, once you become Google Cloud certified with Lumify Work, you unlock the following benefits:

  • Distinguishing yourself with a digital badge that you can easily share in your email signature, social profiles, or resume

  • Showcasing your achievement on LinkedIn and in the publicly accessible Google Cloud Certified Directory

  • Getting exclusive Google Cloud swag for earning professional certifications

  • Networking and exchanging ideas with other certified individuals in the Google Cloud Learning & Certification Hub’s exclusive Cloud Certified Group

  • Getting access to global virtual and in-person events hosted by Google Cloud

  • Getting access to the Lumify Work continued online learning platform Lumify Plus , expanding your network within Lumify Work's community of technical instructors and IT students from different sectors

Who is using Google Cloud Platform?

There are different cloud vendors to suit the needs of different organisations. Lumify Work is proud to be partnered with and to offer training on the top four names in cloud computing, which includes the Google Cloud Platform.

Groups in the public and private sectors who are working towards digitisation can look at their own specifications and identify which cloud vendor works best for them and set up their team for success with cloud computing courses and certifications.

Professionals in turn can look at the types of companies they work with and what platforms they use in order to determine whether getting Google Cloud Platform certifications would validate their ability to support these organisations.

2020 research by technology consultancy Contino shows the top 10 global companies that use Google Cloud technologies:

  • Verizon: $79.9 million

  • Twitch Interactive: $63.8 million

  • CenturyLink: $61.8 million

  • LinkedIn: $41.1 million

  • NewsCorp: $40.9 million

  • SAP: $40.1 million

  • Facebook, Inc: $ 39.4 million

  • Intel: $39.2 million

  • Yahoo: $46.6 million

  • Marriott International: $35.9 million

Understanding Google Cloud certifications

Google currently offers three levels of cloud certification: associate, professional, and user.

Those new to Google Cloud are recommended to start their journey by pursuing an associate-level certification through a Google Cloud Certification Exam. Individuals are also recommended to have at least six months’ worth of experience building on Google Cloud technology.

For those pursuing the Professional certifications, it is recommended that you have at least three years of existing industry experience and at least one year of experience with Google Cloud products is encouraged.

Those keen on equipping themselves with the end user skills to use Google Suite’s core collaboration tools and features can go for user-level certifications.

Associate Cloud Engineer

Gain credentials in using Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud. This is particularly important for roles such as a cloud architect, where understanding the intricacies of the Google Cloud environment is crucial.

Professional Cloud Architect

Validate your skills and understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform and your ability to design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.

Professional Cloud Developer

Gain credentials in building scalable and highly available applications using Google recommended practices and tools that leverage fully managed services.

Professional Cloud Network Engineer

Demonstrate your ability to implement and manage network architectures in Google Cloud Platform, with a focus on cloud network certification. This requires at least a year of hands-on experience working with Google Cloud Platform and in projects for networking or in cloud teams with architects who design the infrastructure.

Professional Cloud Security Engineer

Validate your skills in enabling organisations to design and implement a secure infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform. Showcase your understanding of security best practices and industry security requirements. This will affirm your competence as a cloud engineer in the industry.

Professional Data Engineer

Demonstrate your ability to enable data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and publishing data. Highlight your expertise in leveraging, deploying, and continuously training pre-existing machine learning models.

Get Google certifications for cloud computing with Lumify Work

Lumify Work offers cloud computing and virtualisation courses to help equip you for your selected Google Cloud certifications. These will prepare you for your Cloud Journey with the Google Cloud Platform by providing the necessary practical skills, knowledge and concepts to aid you in your exam preparation. Enquire with us on a course.

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You can download our brochure on cloud computing and virtualisation to get insights on cloud trends and to understand the different types of cloud computing courses you can access.

Additionally, through the Lumify Anywhere platform, students have the opportunity of completing their training from the comfort of their own homes, from one of our campuses across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines – or wherever suits them best. Pursue a globally-renowned Google certification today.

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