Preparing for the Professional Data Engineer Examination

Gain valuable information, tips, and advice to help you prepare for Google Cloud data engineer certification.

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A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

As a Google Cloud Partner, we’re here to help you prepare for the Professional Data Engineer exam.

In this session, we'll cover the structure and format of the examination, as well as its relationship to other Google Cloud certifications.

Together, we’ll rehearse useful skills including exam question reasoning and case comprehension, as well as review topics from the Data Engineering curriculum. Through in-classroom discussions and quizzes, you will familiarise yourself with the domain covered by the examination and plan out a study strategy.

Our Preparing for the Professional Data Engineer Examination course is available as a private training session that can be delivered via Virtual Classroom, at our training centre in The Shard, or at a location of your choice in the UK.

Course overview

Who should attend:

This course is for Cloud or data engineering professionals interested in taking the Data Engineer certification exam. We recommend that you’re familiar with Google Cloud and have taken the Data Engineering on Google Cloud course.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make use of information, tips, and advice on taking the exam
  • Utilise sample case studies
  • Review each section of the exam covering highest-level concepts
  • Identify skill gaps / areas of study that you need to spend more time on
  • Access appropriate target learning

Course agenda

Module 1: Understanding the Professional Data Engineer Certification
  • Position the Professional Data Engineer certification among the offerings
  • Distinguish between Associate and Professional
  • Provide guidance between Professional Data Engineer and Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Describe how the exam is administered and the exam rules
  • Provide general advice about taking the exam
Module 2: Designing Data Processing Systems
  • Designing data processing systems
  • Designing flexible data representations
  • Designing data pipelines
  • Designing data processing infrastructure
Module 3: Building & Operationalising Data Processing Systems
  • Building and operationalising data structures and databases
  • Building and operationalising flexible data representations
  • Building and operationalising pipelines
  • Building and operationalising processing infrastructure
Module 4: Operationalising Machine Learning Models
  • Analyse data and enable machine learning
  • Analysing data
  • Machine learning
  • Machine learning model deployment
  • Model business processes for analysis and optimisation
  • Mapping business requirements to data representations
  • Optimising data representations, data infrastructure performance and cost
Module 5: Security, Policy & Reliability
  • Design for security and compliance
  • Performing quality control
  • Ensuring reliability
  • Visualise data and advocate policy
  • Assessing, troubleshooting, and improving data representations and data processing infrastructure
  • Recovering data
  • Building (or selecting) data visualisation and reporting tools
  • Advocating policies and publishing data and reports
  • Designing secure data infrastructure and processes
  • Designing for legal compliance
Module 6: Resources & Next Steps
  • Resources for learning more about designing data processing systems, data structures, and databases
  • Resources for learning more about data analysis, machine learning, business process analysis, and optimisation
  • Resources for learning more about data visualisation and policy
  • Resources for learning more about reliability design
  • Resources for learning more about business process analysis and optimisation
  • Resources for learning more about reliability, policies, security, and compliance
  • Sample exam questions
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