Preparing for the Professional Cloud Architect Examination (GCPPCA-E)

Preparing for the Professional Cloud Architect Examination (GCPPCA-E)

Overview

Duration: 1 day

The purpose of this course is to help those who are qualified develop confidence to attempt the exam, and to help those not yet qualified to develop their own plan for preparation.


Objectives

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Position the Professional Cloud Architect Certification

  • Provide information, tips, and advice on taking the exam

  • Review the sample case studies

  • Review each section of the exam covering highest-level concepts sufficient to build confidence in what is known by the candidate and indicate skill gaps/areas of study if not known by the candidate

  • Connect candidates to appropriate target learning.

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding the Professional Cloud Architect Certification

Establish basic knowledge about the certification exam and eliminate any confusion or misunderstandings about the process and nature of the exam itself.

  • Position the Professional Cloud Architect certification among the offerings
  • Distinguish between Associate and Professional
  • Provide guidance between Professional Cloud Architect and Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Describe how the exam is administered and the exam rules
  • Provide general advice about taking the exam

Module 2: Sample Case Studies

In-depth review of the Case Studies provided for exam preparation

  • MountKirk Games
  • Dress4Win
  • TerramEarth

Module 3: Designing and Implementing

Tips and examples covering design and implementation skills that could be tested on the exam

  • Review the layered model from Design and Process
  • Provide exam tips focused on business and technical design
  • Designing a solution infrastructure that meets business requirements
  • Designing a solution infrastructure that meets technical requirements
  • Design network, storage, and compute resources
  • Creating a migration plan
  • Envisioning future solution improvements
  • Resources for learning more about designing and planning
  • Configuring network topologies
  • Configuring individual storage systems
  • Configuring compute systems
  • Resources for learning more about managing and provisioning
  • Designing for security
  • Designing for legal compliance
  • Resources for learning more about security and compliance

Module 4: Optimizing and Operating

Tips and examples covering business processes, technical, optimization for security, performance,cost, and ongoing operations and reliability

  • Analyzing and defining technical processes
  • Analyzing and defining business processes
  • Resources for learning more about analyzing and optimizing processes
  • Designing for security
  • Designing for legal compliance
  • Resources for learning more about security and compliance
  • Advising development/operation teams to ensure successful deployment of the solution
  • Resources for learning more about managing implementation
  • Easy buttons
  • Playbooks
  • Developing a resilient culture
  • Resources for learning more about ensuring reliability

Module 5: Next Steps

Highlight learning resources

  • Present Qwiklabs Challenge Quest for the Professional CA
  • Identify Instructor Led Training courses and what they cover that will be helpful based on skills that might be on the exam
  • Connect candidates to individual Qwiklabs, and to Coursera individual courses and specializations.
  • Review/feedback of course

To get the most out of this course, participants should:

  • Knowledge and experience with GCP,equivalent to GCP Architecting Infrastructure

  • Knowledge of cloud solutions,equivalent to GCP Design and Process

  • Industry experience with cloud computing

 

Course ID:
GCPPCA-E


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