Within 30 days I passed both the Google Cloud Platform Professional Data Engineer and Architect Certification exams.
However, it took me much longer than 30 days of study and experience to pass the exams.
Fortunately, there was a lot of overlap between the two exams, so if anyone else wants to put their personal life on hold for a few months and attempt something as crazy as passing two of the hardest cloud certifications in a short period of time, here are some tips to help you out.
First, the professional certifications are just as much about technical knowledge as they are about critical thinking – meaning you will not know the right ‘correct’ answer for many questions, but you might know the wrong answers. The test requires process of elimination. When you face a question that does have an obvious answer, make sure to read the other questions to see if there are any obvious candidates for elimination.Continue reading “Notes from passing both GCP Cloud Architect and Data Engineer Professional Certifications in 30 days”