Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect (PCA)

A Professional Cloud Architect enables organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform, this individual can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.

The Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect exam assesses your ability to:

  • check Design and plan a cloud solution architecture
  • check Manage and provision the cloud solution infrastructure
  • check Design for security and compliance
  • check Analyze and optimize technical and business processes
  • check Manage implementations of cloud architecture
  • check Ensure solution and operations reliability


This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role. To earn this certification you must pass the Professional Cloud Architect exam. The format is multiple choice and multiple select and is available in English and Japanese. The exam has no prerequisites. This exam must be taken in-person at one of our testing center locations.