Career readiness program

Prepare for cloud careers
with professional credentials

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Grow with resources designed to build skills for a cloud-first workplace. Students can access professional-level training and credentials, while faculty provide guidance along the way. Applications are now open for the Associate Cloud Engineer track and the Data Analyst track.

Eligibility and Application

Check your eligibility and apply

If you're a faculty member at an accredited learning institution or university interested in the program, check your eligibility and apply. If you're a student interested in the program, ask your professor to apply for the career readiness track.

Choose your track

Google Cloud career readiness program offers the following tracks

Associate Cloud Engineer track, step-by-step

This track is ideal for students aspiring to launch careers in engineering and management roles related to cloud infrastructure, cloud-native application development, and data engineering.

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  • 1. Learn

    On-demand courses
    Build skills in cloud with video-based training on Coursera. Get free access to the Architecting with Google Compute Engine* Specialization with up to 40 hours of content.

    *Formerly known as Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization

    Hands-on labs
    Get free access to self-paced labs on Qwiklabs.

  • 2. Show

    Coursera certificate
    Upon completion of the Specialization, students earn the Architecting with Google Compute Engine Specialization certificate.

  • 3. Connect

    Share skills
    Students can share their Specialization certificate on their resume and social networks to demonstrate their skills with employers.

  • 4. Certify

    Prepare
    Students review the Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam guide, practice solving challenges with skill badge quests on Qwiklabs, and take the practice exam.

    Take the exam
    Students can take the Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam to achieve industry recognized certification. Faculty are eligible for a 100% discount on exam fees and students are eligible for a 50% discount.

    Get on the directory
    Once students are certified, they can opt to be listed in the certification directory.

Data Analyst track, step-by-step

This track is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in data analytics, business intelligence, and management.

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  • 1. Learn

    On-demand courses
    Build skills in the cloud with video-based training on Coursera. Get free access to the From Data to Insights with Google Cloud Platform Specialization with up to 30 hours of content.

    Hands-on labs
    Get free access to self-paced labs on Qwiklabs.

  • 2. Show

    Coursera certificate
    Upon completion of the Specialization, students earn the From Data to Insights with Google Cloud Platform Specialization certificate.

  • 3. Connect

    Share skills
    Students can share their Specialization certificate on their resume and social networks to demonstrate their skills with employers.

Student successes

Explore success stories with the Google Cloud career readiness program

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See career readiness in action. Watch the video

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Discover the first woman student to get Google Cloud certified through the program. Read the story

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Learn why the Google Cloud career readiness Study Jam is so valuable. Watch the video

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See career readiness in action. Watch the video

case study jam

Learn why the Google Cloud career readiness Study Jam is so valuable. Watch the video

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Discover the first woman student to get Google Cloud certified through the program. Read the story

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We have seen first hand the incredible progress that’s possible when companies and countries embrace a cloud-first future.

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Program resource

Student and institution success stories

This resource provides an at-a-glance look at the Google Cloud career readiness program as well as success stories and quotes in the press.

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Institution resource

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