Google has recently announced the launch of Google Cloud Skills Boost, a platform for online learning, skills development, and certifications, managed and delivered directly by Google Cloud. Google says that the Cloud Skills Boost will enable learning and professional development at an unprecedented scale.
The Google Cloud Skills Boost program will provide access to more than 700 hands-on labs, role-based courses, skill badges, and certification resources, including 16 new learning paths, all of which are available on-demand globally.
It features all of Google’s most in-demand training, including content like Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine, How Google Does Machine Learning, Preparing for the Professional Cloud Architect Certification Exam, and more.
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Users who sign up for Google Cloud Skills Boost by November 6 will receive their first month of content at no-cost, making it easier for anyone to earn a Google Cloud certification or pick up a new skill. One can also access all Google Cloud training on Coursera at no-cost for a month, until November 6.
Users will also be able to personalize their learning paths, track progress, and validate their newly-earned expertise with Google Cloud skill badges that will show employers their proficiency in highly-demanded skills. These skills can lead to significant career growth, as two of the highest-paying IT certifications in 2021 are both available now on Google Cloud.
On December 8 and 9, Google will be hosting Cloud Learn, a new no-cost online learning event open to developers, IT professionals, and data practitioners at all career levels, and will provide insights on career development, live learning sessions, and the opportunity to hear from Google Cloud executives, customers, and industry experts.
The Cloud Learn event will offer three role-based tracks to choose from covering everything from Google Cloud fundamentals to more intensive Google Cloud certification preparation.
The Google Cloud Skills Boost content is available in English and Japanese, with support for more languages launching soon. Google says that it will continue to update content and release new labs and courses each month.