Professional Cloud Architect

A Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect enables organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. Through an understanding of cloud architecture and Google technology, this individual designs, develops, and manages robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives. The Cloud Architect should be proficient in all aspects of enterprise cloud strategy, solution design, and architectural best practices. The Cloud Architect should also be experienced in software development methodologies and approaches including multi-tiered distributed applications which span multi-cloud or hybrid environments.

1. Designing and planning a cloud solution architecture

  • Designing a solution infrastructure that meets business requirements. Considerations include
  • Designing a solution infrastructure that meets technical requirements. Considerations include
  • Designing network, storage, and compute resources
  • Creating a migration plan (i.e., documents and architectural diagrams)
  • Envisioning future solution improvements

2. Managing and provisioning a solution infrastructure

  • Configuring network topologies
  • Configuring individual storage systems
  • Configuring compute systems

3. Designing for security and compliance

  • Designing for security
  • Designing for compliance

4. Analyzing and optimizing technical and business processes

  • Analyzing and defining technical processes
  • Analyzing and defining business processes
  • Developing procedures to ensure reliability of solutions in production

5. Managing implementation

  • Advising development/operation team(s) to ensure successful deployment of the solution
  • Interacting with Google Cloud programmatically

6. Ensuring solution and operations reliability

  • Monitoring/logging/profiling/alerting solution
  • Deployment and release management
  • Assisting with the support of deployed solutions
  • Evaluating quality control measures