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Pluralsight Skills and GCP: Google Cloud training for pros

Build your GCP skills with our ever-expanding, constantly updated library of Google Cloud training and certification courses. Whether you’re just finding your footing, preparing for a GCP certification, or looking to dive deep into specialty Google Cloud topics, we’ve got you covered.

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Why learn Google Cloud with Pluralsight Skills?

We believe people learn best by doing. Our courses use engaging video lessons led by seasoned cloud pros to teach you core concepts. Then we put you in the driver’s seat with interactive labs and sandboxes set in real, live GCP environments.

This learn-by-doing approach reinforces concepts, helps you retain information, and gives you valuable experience building (and breaking) things in the cloud so you’re better prepared to bring your new skills to your day-to-day work.

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Find the right Google Cloud courses

What would you like to learn? Pluralsight Skills has courses for everyone from newcomers to seasoned cloud pros. Our content covers a range of Google Cloud topics, including introductory and certification courses and deep dives into the most advanced new features. 

Prep for your Foundational Cloud Digital Leader, Associate Cloud Engineer, Professional Network Security Engineer, or other Google Cloud certification exam. Get an intro to GCP’s major components. Geek out on advanced courses in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Cloud Run. 

Skills online tech courses combine engaging video lessons with interactive hands-on labs and sandboxes that drop you into real Google Cloud environments where you can learn by doing without fear of real-world consequences.


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Get hands-on with Google Cloud labs and sandboxes

When it comes to learning, there’s no substitute for doing. Whether deep sea diving, cultivating orchids, or building in the cloud, nothing beats hands-on experience. That’s where our Google Cloud hands-on labs come in. 

Think of hands-on labs and sandboxes like your own cloud holodeck where you can fire up real-world scenarios and build skills in real GCP environments. Work through labs as part of a course or use cloud sandboxes as on-demand GCP tutorials when you need to upskill for a work project. 

With cloud sandboxes and hundreds of labs covering all facets of Google Cloud, Pluralsight Skills helps you learn the exact skills you need, exactly when you need them.


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Hop on a Google Cloud learning path

In cloud, figuring out where to go and what to learn next can be a bit overwhelming. That’s where Google Cloud learning paths come in. 

Our in-house cloud experts carefully design these collections of courses, videos, labs, and hands-on learning experiences to chart your path to cloud success. Just hop into your chosen learning path to progress from novice to expert in cloud specialities like architecture, data, security, and DevOps.

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Prepare for your Google Cloud certification

Put your knowledge to the test and know when you’re ready to sit your certification exam with Google Cloud practice exams. 

Designed to mimic actual exam conditions, our practice exams prime you on the questions you’ll face and give you detailed results so you can flag specific topics for additional review.

Renewing an expiring certification? Taking a practice exam will help you gauge where your knowledge holds up and where you may need to refresh your skills—or learn some new ones.

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What types of Google Cloud Platform training courses are available?

Pluralsight Skills offers a comprehensive, hands-on Google Cloud Platform training library covering top-paying certifications and deep dives into the most in-demand GCP skills. New to Google Cloud? Get a broad overview of GCP concepts through our Crash Course on Google Cloud Platform and Intro to Google Cloud courses. 

Ready to prep for your certifications? We recommend starting with Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) before moving to more advanced certs like Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect or Professional Cloud Security Engineer. You can build advanced skills with our deep dives into the cutting edge of GCP technologies. Go down the rabbit hole on GCP AI services, become a GKE wizard, or learn the ins and outs of Google Cloud Run.

Our courses combine engaging video components to help you learn core concepts plus hands-on labs that let you build experience working with real Google Cloud environments. And with stand-alone hands-on labs, Google Cloud sandboxes, practice exams, and support from like-minded GCP learners, Pluralsight Skills can help you become a GCP VIP.

What Google Cloud Platform training path should I do?

If you’re new to the cloud, your path to GCP certification begins with the foundational-level Cloud Digital Leader certification, which requires no tech experience. If you have some cloud experience, you can start with the Associate Cloud Engineer to pick up the basics of GCP.

Then explore skills that align with your career goals. Interested in AI? Take a deep dive into Google Cloud AI services. Want to strengthen your security chops? Study up on the essentials of Google Cloud security. As your skills grow, take aim at one of the professional-level GCP certifications, like the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Security Engineer or the popular Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect.

If you want to build skills in specialized areas such as security, data, or DevOps, check out our Google Cloud learning paths to take your skills from novice to guru.

What requirements do I need for Google Cloud training?

There are no requirements to start Google Cloud training with Pluralsight Skills beyond an internet connection and a device that connects to the internet. If you’re reading this, you’ve already got those covered.

From there, we offer multiple GCP courses to get you up to speed—even if you have little tech know-how. Our Crash Course on Google Cloud Platform and Intro to Google Cloud courses are popular starting points.

Why train for Google Cloud certification?

A cloud certification is validation that you possess a certain set of knowledge and skills. While it’s the skills that truly matter, a GCP certification can be a valuable signifier to employers or clients and help you secure a satisfying and well-paying cloud career. 

GCP certification exams aren’t easy. But Pluralsight Skills can help you get certified and advance your career in Google Cloud. Google Cloud is growing—and so is the demand for talent with GCP skills. How much so? The Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect has been named the top-paying cloud certification for years in a row, pulling in an average salary of USD$175,000.

Is Google Cloud training free?

Get Google Cloud training free with Pluralsight Skills. Start a free trial now to dig into our full catalog of GCP, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Linux training.

What career paths benefit from Google Cloud training?

Any role that works with Google Cloud or in any GCP-adjacent capacity benefits from Google Cloud training. Whether you want to be a Google Cloud Architect, network engineer, or just want to communicate better with the tech teams in your GCP-adopting organization, you’ll benefit from Google Cloud skills.

GCP certifications are also some of the most valuable certifications in the entire tech industry, typically associated with salaries reaching well into six figures.

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