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Thinking about taking the Professional Cloud Architect exam? Save 40% by taking the new beta version!The offer ends March 15For a limited time, you can get Google Cloud Certified or renew your certification by attempting a new beta version of the Professional Cloud Architect exam. The beta version will be available to test takers through March 15 via remote online proctoring or at a Kryterion testing center. Save 40% off the catalog price of the GA (General Availability) exam, and receive exclusive Google Cloud–branded apparel for participating in the beta. The beta attempt will not count toward your total of 4 allowable exam attempts. For a detailed overview of the beta exam and new case studies, please visit the Professional Cloud Architect certification page.How to Register for the Professional Cloud Architect Beta ExamLog in to your Webassessor account here and select “Register for an Exam.” Expand the “Google Cloud Certification Pilot and Beta Exams” catalog and select the “Beta:
https://cloudreadiness.eventbrite.itDo you have knowledge and experience on GCP and you'd like to get an associate/pro certification?This is an excellent opportunity: Free and community events sponsored and supported by Google.This is an Exam Readiness mini-course!We will address the topics and the organization of the exams, clarifying the meaning of the Study Guides. We will explain the difference between the Engineer (associate) and Architect (professional) exams, as the technical topics are the same We will go through sample exam questions in order to develop the best method for identifying wrong and correct answers. We will discuss the personal approach: training, time management organization.Free Labs on Kubernetes (Qwiklabs).Free Codemotion Ticket: http://codemo.me/CO21_COMMUNITY_GDGROMA
With more and more of its customers seeking services that benefit from a multi-cloud approach, solution provider Navisite is rounding out its cloud partnerships by becoming a Google Cloud Partner. Andover, Mass.-based Navisite, a member of CRN’s MSP Elite 150, already held AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Oracle Platinum Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner among its statuses. [Related: Partners: Demand For Cloud Services Is ‘Up Significantly’ For 2021] The new status recognizes Navisite as an authorized managed services provider on Google Cloud and should help attract more customers seeking services involving Google Cloud, Navisite Vice President of Global Alliances Jim Ball told CRN. Navisite’s work with Google Cloud before the partnership varied on a customer-by-customer basis. But now, the partner designation should help Navisite attract more customers seeking Google Cloud-related migration and data analytics services, Ball said. The company has 2,000 employees. The new partnership s
You had your A-HA (not the famous music group from the '80s) moment.You found the team to create it.You decided to do it on GCP, clever choice! And you've enabled your billing and started it, bad decision.First, you must set up a budget, then add more emails to the budget alert, and finally, send notifications to Pub/Sub and save the day.It's a great article series by Mark Mirchandani Google Cloud Developer Advocate
Love it!The 4 words or less Google Cloud developer’s cheat sheet is a project that describes each Google Cloud product in 4 words or less.https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/developers-practitioners/back-popular-demand-google-cloud-products-4-words-or-less-2021-edition
Need a quick overview of Google Cloud core technologies?Quickly learn these 21 Google Cloud products—each explained in under two minutes.https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/21-google-cloud-tools-each-explained-under-2-minutes
The Professional Cloud Architect beta certification is now open for registration.Delivery of the beta version of the exam, with new case studies and exam questions, will begin February 10 and continue through March 5.As a Beta exam, the registration fee is $120 (plus tax where applicable) instead of $200 (plus tax where applicable) and the length of the exam will be 3 hours.The General Availability version of the Professional Cloud Architect exam is still available to candidates who prefer to take that exam.https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-architect
If you are looking to better understand GCPs various products and solutions, I highly recommend that you check out The Cloud Dev Girl’s site as it is a treasure trove of blog posts, podcasts, videos, and explainers that break things down into simple, byte-sized, and consumable pieces that even a beginner to GCP can understand. My favorites are Priyanka’s: → GCP Sketchnotes
Great writeup from the Developer Relations team on new documentation features which allow developers to quickly and easily search and browse through ready-made code samples available for Google Cloud. Link to the Blog post → Search and browse Google Cloud code samplesLink to the actual code sampling search page → Google Cloud code samples
This blog by Greg Wilson, Director, Developer Advocacy, has been highly recommended by C2C members since it was published in October of last year. The title alone tells you what it is, so vote for it if this is a resource that helps you. Extra credit:Pick your favorite resource from this list, click +Create Topic and recommend it with your own personal experience. Help us provide more context by crowdsourcing our community. What resource is missing from this list? Follow the same steps to recommend that resource and help us build our C2C collection of community-vetted resources.
If you’re a C2C member, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with thee training and certification resources from Google Cloud, but we thought we’d share them just in case. In the spirit of our crowdsourcing efforts, if you’ve used these resources before, please upvote the resource and provide your testimonial in the comments. Your advice and recommendation can help us showcase the value to those considering how and where to start. Learning paths include:Infrastructure modernization Application modernization Hybrid and multi-cloud Smart analytics and data management Apigee and Business Application Platform Networking and security Machine learning and artificial intelligence Google cloud for business Productivity and collaborationCertification paths include: Associate (Recommended experience is 6+ months) Cloud Engineer Professional (Recommended experience is 3+ years) Cloud Architect Cloud Developer Data Engineer Cloud DevOps Engineer Cloud Security Engineer Cloud Networ
Whether you’re looking to get started with GCP, or expand your existing skillset, it doesn’t get much better than free.This resource site from Google Cloud gives you the run down on 20+ free products, as well as a $300 free credit for “New customers also get $300 to fully explore and conduct an assessment of Google Cloud Platform. You won’t be charged until you choose to upgrade.”
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