Google Certificates Equivalent to Traditional Degrees

How many times have you've seen a bachelor's degree or master's degree under the requirements section in a job posting? Too many to count? Well, the future is looking brighter for those without traditional college degrees, thanks to Google Cloud certifications.
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Partnerships with Schools

Google recently announced another partnership with a company that connects employers with education options for their workers. This isn’t the first time Google teamed up with a company that offers educational services, in the past Google has partnered with community colleges and trade schools across the United States, including CCI Training Center.

These partnerships are part of a movement to position Google’s certificates so that they are available to those without a college degree and who want a higher-paying job.

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No Degree, No Problem

More and more companies are hiring employees with these Google certificates because they know they are getting highly trained professionals. Additionally, employers know that Google-certified employees come with the skills necessary to hit the ground running as soon as they are hired.

According to a Google survey, 71 percent of Google Cloud Certified individuals enable their employer to get more business, increase work with existing customers and scale up their business. Therefore, IT professionals with a Google certificate look attractive to potential employers.Impact of Cloud Certifications 2nd Graphic

Get Google Certified with CCI

To help increase the amount of Google-certified professionals, CCI Training Center offers the Associate Google Cloud Engineer certification at both campus locations (Dallas-Fort Worth & Arlington). Students can earn this in-demand certificate in as little as 27 weeks, which is a fraction of the time compared to a traditional degree.

With the Associate Google Cloud Engineer certification, graduates can demonstrate to potential employers that they are proficient in foundational knowledge of cloud services and how the Google platform provides those services.

Responsibilities of a Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer:

  • Set up a cloud solution environment
  • Plan and configure a cloud solution
  • Deploy and implement a cloud solution
  • Ensure successful operation of a cloud solution
  • Configure access and security

In addition to getting certified, students can take advantage of CCI’s Career Services. The Career Services office offers counseling and employment assistance services to students and helps prepare them to get started in a new career.

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Food for Thought

Bottom line: cloud computing and cloud technology jobs will continue to grow, which means the demand for cloud professionals will increase.

According to a Google article, more than 88 percent of organizations are using cloud technology and plan to increase their usage.

This makes the role of cloud engineer critical to any organization using cloud technology. So, if you’re looking for a career change or already in the IT field and want a change of pace consider CCI’s Associate Google Cloud Engineer certification. The future is in the cloud!

Want to know more? Check out our Q&A: Google Cloud Certification blog for more information and frequently asked questions.


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