On Monday, September 25, I took the PDE - BETA exam.
It was my first BETA exam. And I can reassure you that it's for the brave!
I admire all my friends from my LinkedIn network who are sitting regularly and taking the BETA exams.
The duration is the main difference between a regular Google Cloud Certification exam and the BETA one. A typical exam takes two hours. In contrast, the BETA is a 4-hour exam.
During the exam, you can't:
- drink water or coffee, ☕️
- go to the toilet 🚾
- … and some other things
But the two above bullet points are the most crucial for me. 😉
In case you want to take the PDE exams:
💥 Get to know the PDE, a great and insightful article from
This is the page for the Professional Data Engineer Exam.
- If you want to start preparing for the PDE (NOT the BETA), you need the Data Engineer Learning Path. 🚁
- If you are brave, here is the Exam Guide for the PDE - BETA. 💪🏻
Click here to find which Google Cloud Certification is suitable for you.
Either way, enjoy the journey to becoming a Google Cloud Certified Person! 🏆