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 Data Analyst track.

Get cloud ready

The career readiness program provides students of all backgrounds the chance to achieve industry-recognized credentials. Whether in business, engineering, science, or more, cloud skills are a differentiator that can help you stand out in your chosen field.

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    Get professional credentials

    Do coursework that leads to training completion badges and certificates, including the industry-recognized Associate Cloud Engineer certification.

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    Build a resume

    Students can show employers and peers what they know and what they can do, while strengthening their resume and Linkedin profile.

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    Unlock job opportunities

    Complete a Coursera Specialization to demonstrate cloud readiness with Google Cloud and other hiring partners.

Associate Cloud Engineer track, step-by-step

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  • 1. Learn

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

    *Also known as Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization

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

  • 2. Show

    Coursera certificate
    Students can earn the Associate Cloud Engineer Specialization certificate as part of completion of the coursework.

  • 3. Connect

    Career connect and certification directory
    Once students have achieved the Specialization certificate, they can share their resume and accomplishments with hiring employers.

  • 4. Certify

    Prepare
    Students review the Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam guide and take the practice exam.

    The exam
    Students can take the Associate Cloud engineer exam to achieve a certification. Faculty are eligible for a 100% discount on exam fees while students can get a 50% discount.

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

Data Analyst track, step-by-step

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  • 1. Learn

    On-demand courses
    Build skills in cloud with video-based training with 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
    Students can earn the From Data to Insights with Google Cloud Platform Specialization certificate as part of completion of the coursework.

  • 3. Connect

    Career connect
    Once students have achieved the Specialization certificate, they can share their resume and accomplishments with hiring employers.

Get Started

How to enroll

Eligibility is limited to faculty applying on behalf of their students. You’ll need to fill out a short form to get started. If you are a student interested in the career readiness program, be sure to ask a professor to apply for the relevant track. Explore the links below to find answers to some frequently asked questions.

Prepare for a collaborative workplace

A Google Cloud certification in G Suite signals to employers that you possess the digital skills to work collaboratively and productively in a professional environment — a must have in the modern workforce. Ideal for all majors, including the humanities, arts, sciences, business, and engineering. Register with a school-issued email to get a 50% discount on the G Suite certification exam.

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