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How to Become a Google Certified Professional Data Engineer

Author: David Ross

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Certified Data Engineer certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your GCP certification exam.

Why get certified as a Google Cloud Data Engineer?

As the data explosion continues, the ability to tame the data into usable information is becoming more complex and requires new skills and abilities. A data engineer fits seamlessly into this growing area. Data engineering is a broad field, but any individual data engineer doesn't need to know the whole spectrum of skills to be effective.

As an oversimplification: a data engineer transforms data into a useful format for analysis.