Certification Study Group - Professional Cloud Database Engineer

Certification Workshop for Google Certified Professional Cloud Database Engineer

Aug 27, 10:00 PM – Aug 28, 12:00 AM



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About this event

GDG Cloud Boston and GDG Atlanta are going to present a series of workshops aimed at helping developers become a Google Certified Professional Cloud Database Engineer.

This first organizational meeting will describe the benefits of the program and help developers decide if it is right for them.

The workshop series will consist of 12 sessions. The first organizational meeting will describe the benefits of the program and help developers decide if it is right for them. Six of the sessions, to be held every other week, will feature formal presentations tied to the Skills Boost Database Engineer Learning path https://www.cloudskillsboost.google/paths/22

In between the 6 formal sessions, we will have informal Office Hours meetings.

Some of the sessions will include guest lectures from a Google Developer Expert in this field.

This workshop series, and associated Skills Boost training will prepare you to take the exam to become a Google Professional Cloud Database Engineer  https://cloud.google.com/learn/certification/cloud-database-engineer

If you are interested in becoming a Google Professional Data Engineer, this is not the correct series for you. See the upcoming workshop series being offered by GDG Cloud Bloomington-Normal    https://gdg.community.dev/gdg-cloud-bloomington-normal/

Level of effort expected

Participants with appropriate background should expect to spend 10-12 hours per week on Skills Boost training, in addition to the scheduled meetings. Substantial effort beyond attending the weekly meetings is required in order to reach the skill level required to pass the certification exam.

Program benefits

  • It's free!
  • Sessions will be led by a professional cloud trainer with 25 years experience designing, building and operating databases
  • Free access to Google's SkillsBoost learning platform for the duration of the series
  • Office Hours sessions will provide access to numerous Google Champion Innovator and Google Developer Experts
  • Access to a dedicated slack workspace that enable interactions with peers
  • Vouchers to pay for the Certification exam may be available for those who attend at least 1/2 of all sessions and complete the entire set of Skills Boost labs in this learning path. Note: It is not easy to complete ALL of the labs, some of the Challenge labs are very difficult. Availability of vouchers is subject to Google providing them to GDG Cloud Boston.

Prerequisites for starting this series should include 2 or more of the following.  Those not meeting the recommended prerequisites should consult with the instructor prior to joining. Additional effort beyond the typical 10-12 hrs per week will be needed if prerequisites are not met.

  • Substantial interest in operating a database in the cloud using Cloud SQL or migrating a database to Google Cloud
  • Prior certifications, either Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect or Google Certified Professional Data Engineer
  • 1 year experience with Google Cloud
  • 1 year with a database product such as MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, or SQL Server or some type of NoSQL data store.



August 27 – 28, 2024
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


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  • Norbert Kremer

    Google Cloud Database Engineer, FinOps Consultant, Google Cloud Trainer

  • Jessica Rudd

    Intuit Mailchimp

    Senior Data Engineer


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  • Lukas Karlsson


    GDG Organizer

  • Joe Lust


    GDG Organizer

  • Norbert Kremer

    Analytics By Design

    Cloud Solution Architect

  • Roya Kandalan

    The Cigna Group

    Team Member

  • Uyanga (Melody) Jung

    Data Scientist

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