CLASS Certification Learning Pathway | Next Cohort: March 11 – May 17, 2024

GCP Professional Cloud Architect Certification Training

Build foundational cloud computing knowledge and cement that knowledge using hands-on labs to help you prepare for becoming a certified Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Professional Cloud Architect.
The current cohort will take place March 11 – May 17, 2024.


About the GCP Professional Cloud Architect Certification Learning Pathway

Through a cohort-based approach, participants will build foundational cloud computing knowledge and cement that knowledge using hands-on labs to help prepare them for becoming a certified GCP Professional Cloud Architect. 

The cohort-based learning experience provides an avenue for collaboration and helps facilitate discussion about the challenges and opportunities of using GCP at higher education institutions. Participants in the next cohort, March 11 – May 11, 2024, can expect to commit roughly 5–7 hours per week during the nine-week course and plan to participate in cohort activities, including weekly, virtual video check-in sessions.

To ensure an engaging learning environment, each cohort is limited to 15 participants. Registration for the program is first-come-first-served with a priority given to having as many institutions participate in each cohort as possible. Organizations can register multiple attendees.

Kenny Moore, virtualization and cloud administrator at the University of Michigan, will lead the training, which leverages training materials from Cloud Academy. 

“The [Internet2 GCP Professional Cloud Architect Training] was very useful. I learned a lot from this training and understood more specifics about some of the GCP services.”
—Kunalan Ratharanjan, research programmer, Indiana University
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Pricing and Registration

The full cost of attending the program, including the use of the Cloud Academy licenses but not including the cost of the certification exam, is as follows:

Category of InstitutionCost per person
NET+ GCP subscriber institutions $250* 
Internet2 members (non-NET+ GCP subscribers)$650 
Other institutions$750

*Thanks to a generous grant from Carahsoft we are able to offer this training to NET+ GCP subscriber institutions at a reduced rate.