Help students thrive in a cloud-first workplace

Prepare your students for careers in a cloud-first world. Lead your students along a career readiness track that prepares them to achieve the industry-recognized Associate Cloud Engineer certification. The track includes access to enterprise-level curriculum and certification benefits structured as a 16-week sprint. Review our program FAQs to learn more.

Eligibility is limited to faculty only. If you are interested in the Career Readiness program, be sure to ask your professor to apply.

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Jump-start a career in cloud technology and innovation with the Associate Cloud Engineer certification.

Discounts for faculty and students

Faculty can enroll themselves and their students into the Career Readiness: Associate Cloud Engineer track program. Faculty and students will receive the following:

On demand access

Get free access to Architecting with Google Cloud Platform specialization on-demand on Coursera. 100% discount: 6 courses with about 40 hours of content, 16 weeks access

Self-paced labs

Get free access to Cloud Architecture Quest and additional self-paced labs on Qwiklabs. 100% discount: 10+ labs

Google Cloud Certified

Prepare to take the exam and earn your Associate Cloud Engineer certification. 100% discount for faculty; 50% discount for students

*Subject to members adhering to the timelines mentioned by Google at the start of the program and other criteria.

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Each cohort starts on the 1st of the month. You can apply for a cohort until the 10th of the month. You can apply for a cohort up to 6 months in advance.

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The career readiness program is currently only available in the countries listed. If your country is not on this list, you can still express interest.

Please use your official school email address with a valid edu domain. If you do not have a college/university email ID, you can whitelist another email ID. Credits will be attached to this email address and are non-transferable.

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By submitting this form, you, on behalf of yourself and the organization you represent ("You") agree to these terms and conditions: The credit is valid for Google Cloud training and certification and is subject to Your acceptance of the applicable terms of service for the training and certification platforms. The credit is non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered. Unused credit expires on the date indicated on the media conveying the credit information. The credit may be issued in increments as You use the credit over the period of time during which the credit is valid. Offer void where prohibited by law.

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