If you’re planning to host your enterprise WordPress site on the Google Cloud Platform, you want a partner who can help you leverage Google Cloud Platform’s diverse ecosystem of services to create a performant, reliable WordPress website.
Basically, you want an architect who can build the right solution for your unique business needs – not a one-size-fits-all implementation like many pre-packaged managed WordPress hosting services.
The Google Cloud Platform Professional Cloud Architect certification is an official certificate from Google that can help you find a talented teammate to design and implement the proper architecture for your enterprise WordPress site.
Unlike some certifications, the Professional Cloud Architect certificate requires relevant experience and in-person testing based on real-world scenarios, which means holders must have deep knowledge of the entire platform.
Keep reading to learn more about this certification and what it signifies…
What Is a GCP Professional Cloud Architect?
As the “architect” in the title denotes, Certified Google Cloud Architects are more than just implementers – they’re big-picture thinkers with a thorough understanding of using the entire Google Cloud Platform ecosystem to solve business needs.
Certified Google Cloud Architects can design and plan optimized cloud architecture from the ground up, taking into account important considerations like:
- Security and compliance
- Business and technical processes
- Operational reliability
In addition to planning, Certified Google Cloud Architects are also able to manage and provision the necessary cloud infrastructure to achieve those goals.
To sum things up in Google’s words, a Professional Cloud Architect can “design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.”
Google Professional Cloud Architect Certification Requirements
There are only 3,000-4,000 Certified Google Cloud Architects in the USA, in part because of the strict certification requirements.
First, the Professional Cloud Architect certification is not an entry-level certification. Google recommends that applicants have at least 3+ years of industry experience and 1+ years of experience designing and managing implementations using Google Cloud Platform.
Second, the certification is not an online-only certification. Applicants must take an in-person test in order to become certified, which means the test results can’t be gamed.
Finally, the in-person certification exam is more focused on problem-solving than rote memorization like some certification tests.
Test takers are given real-world scenarios where they’re tasked with solving a business problem using Google Cloud Platform (and also outside tools, where it makes more sense).
This ensures that Certified Google Cloud Architects have a real-world understanding of how to leverage Google Cloud Platform’s diverse services, rather than just the ability to memorize key details on a test.
Materiell is a Google Cloud Service Partner
If you want to move your WordPress site to Google Cloud Platform, Materiell is certified to help you build the right cloud architecture for your WordPress site’s needs.
Materiell is an official Google Cloud Service Partner with certified Google Cloud Architects on staff and ready to help you plan and deploy your WordPress site.
If you’d like to learn more about how our certified Google Cloud Architects can help you launch your WordPress website on Google Cloud Platform, reach out today.