Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer (PCDOE)

Professional Cloud DevOps Engineers implement processes throughout the systems development lifecycle using Google-recommended methodologies and tools. They build and deploy software and infrastructure delivery pipelines, optimize and maintain production systems and services, and balance service reliability with delivery speed.

The Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer exam assesses your ability to:

  • Bootstrap a Google Cloud organization for DevOps
  • Apply site reliability engineering practices to a service
  • Optimize service performance
  • Build and implement CI/CD pipelines for a service
  • Implement service monitoring strategies


Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing production systems using Google Cloud.


About the current GA certification exam

  • Length: Two hours
  • Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)
  • Languages: English
  • Exam format: 50-60 multiple choice and multiple select questions
  • Exam Delivery Method:
    • a. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location
    • b. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center


Candidates must recertify in order to maintain their certification status. Unless explicitly stated in the detailed exam descriptions, all Google Cloud certifications are valid for two years from the date of certification. Recertification is accomplished by retaking the exam during the recertification eligibility time period and achieving a passing score. You may attempt recertification starting 60 days prior to your certification expiration date.