Bright days ahead: our UK training centre has reopened.

Google - Firebrand's training for Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect



Only 4 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

19/10/2020 (Monday)


Official Google Cloud Logo

On this accelerated Google Professional Cloud Architect course, you’ll learn how to design and secure scalable solutions to enhance your business. You’ll also learn how best to enable organisations to utilise Google Cloud technologies.

In just 4 days, you’ll learn how to:

  • Advise development and operation teams to deliver effective cloud architecture
  • Design for security and compliance – including legal
  • Configure network topologies and individual storage systems

This accelerated course is designed for senior-level professionals. If you’re interested in developing your skill-set and knowledge in Google Cloud technologies, this course is ideal for you.

Train at twice the speed using Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review methodology. This course is 40% faster than traditional training.

Sit your exam at the end of the course and return to the office a Google Professional Cloud Architect.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76251 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Module 1: Designing and planning a cloud solution architecture

  • 1a. Designing a solution infrastructure that meets technical requirements:
  • 1b. Designing a solution infrastructure that meets business requirements:
  • 1c. Designing network, storage, and compute resources
  • 1d. Creating a migration plan (i.e., documents and architectural diagrams)
  • 1e. Envisioning future solution improvements

Module 2: Managing and provisioning solution Infrastructure

  • 2a. Configuring network topologies:
  • 2b. Configuring individual storage systems:
  • 2c. Configuring compute systems:

Module 3: Designing for security and compliance

  • 3a. Designing for security:
  • 3b. Designing for legal compliance:

Module 4: Analysing and optimising technical and business processes

  • 4a. Analysing and defining technical processes:
  • 4b. Analysing and defining business processes:
  • 4c. Developing procedures to test resilience of solution in production (e.g., DiRT and Simian Army)

Module 5: Managing implementation

  • 5a. Advising development/operation team(s) to ensure successful deployment of the solution:
  • 5b. Interacting with Google Cloud using GCP SDK (gcloud, gsutil and bq):

Module 6: Ensuring solution and operations reliability

  • 6a. Monitoring/Logging/Alerting solution
  • 6b. Deployment and release management
  • 6c. Supporting operational troubleshooting
  • 6d. Evaluating quality control measures

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect
    • Exam format: Multiple choice/multiple select
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Domains:
      • 1. Design and plan a cloud solution architecture
      • 2. Manage and provision the cloud solution infrastructure
      • 3. Design for security and compliance
      • 4. Analyse and optimise technical and business processes
      • 5. Manage implementations of cloud architecture
      • 6. Ensure solution and operations reliability

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have experience in:

  • Enterprise cloud strategy, solution design and architectural best practices
  • Software development methodologies and approaches - including multi-tiered distributed applications which span multi-cloud or hybrid environments

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 76251 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"The course was delivered well, and the content was made interesting, with the diversity of smaller group sessions and whole group sessions. Due to current situations, it was delivered virtually, however it was adapted well to an online environment "
J.S., BT. (20/7/2020 (Monday) to 21/7/2020 (Tuesday))

"The instructor was amazing and kept me interested for those 3 days in what could be a not so interesting subject"
Jenni Bland, NA. (16/7/2020 (Thursday) to 18/7/2020 (Saturday))

"I would like to thank the instructors and Firebrand staff who have made my experience here great despite current Covid climates. This has been one of the best courses I have been on and I am grateful for the instructor to be teaching it. The course was very intense - make no mistake, it is not a course that you should just turn up to and assume you will pass - it requires effort, but the instructor helped and explained everything I was struggling with. I have no doubt I wouldnt have the passed the exam without the instructor's assistance and guidance. Another point here I would like to add, I know remote working is probably the future, but on-site learning cannot be beaten, it lets you stay focused and concentrate - key requirements for this course."
Martin Barrow. (11/5/2020 (Monday) to 17/5/2020 (Sunday))

"Intensive deep knowledge training by a very positive and motivated trainer. The instructor really helped me get my head around AWS, and define solid basements for the certification. Outstanding flexibility & creativity facing the audiance as he needed to face strong network/security guys of the same company, with weak system/db background."
B.B., Orange Cyber Defense. (13/7/2020 (Monday) to 16/7/2020 (Thursday))

"2nd experience with Firebrand, and with no doubts these are one of the highest quality trainings I ever attended. "
V.P., Orange Cyberdefense Belgium. (13/7/2020 (Monday) to 16/7/2020 (Thursday))

Course Dates

Google - Firebrand's training for Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect




Book now

22/6/2020 (Monday)

25/6/2020 (Thursday)

Finished - Leave feedback


19/10/2020 (Monday)

22/10/2020 (Thursday)


Book now

Latest Reviews from our students