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Google - Firebrand's training for Google Cloud Certified - Professional Data Engineer



Only 5 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)


On this accelerated Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer course, you’ll learn the skills to become a professional data engineer. You’ll build knowledge on how to design and build data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as enable data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming and publishing data.

In just 3 days, you'll build your data processing systems so that they focus on security, compliance, reliability and flexibility. You'll also learn how to:

  • Leverage, deploy and continuously train pre-existing machine learning models
  • Design for data and application portability to meet current and future business requirements
  • Operationalise machine learning models

At the end of your course, you'll sit the official exam and achieve your Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer certification. Get your certification at twice the speed through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology.


If you're an experienced developer responsible for managing big data transformations, this course is ideal for you.

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 5 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 75882 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 on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Part A:

  • Module 1- Introducing Google Cloud Platform
  • Module 2- Compute and Storage Fundamentals
  • Module 3- Data Analytics on the Cloud
  • Module 4- Scaling Data Analysis
  • Module 5- Machine Learning
  • Module 6- Data Processing Architectures
  • Module 7- Summary

Part B:

  • Module 1- Google Cloud Dataproc Overview
  • Module 2- Running Dataproc Jobs
  • Module 3- Integrating Dataproc with Google Cloud Platform
  • Module 4- Making Sense of Unstructured Data with Google's Machine Learning APIs
  • Module 5- Serverless data analysis with BigQuery
  • Module 6- Serverless, autoscaling data pipelines with Dataflow
  • Module 7- Getting started with Machine Learning
  • Module 8- Building ML models with Tensorflow
  • Module 9- Scaling ML models with CloudML
  • Module 10- Feature Engineering
  • Module 11- Architecture of streaming analytics pipeline
  • Module 12- Ingesting Variable Volumes
  • Module 13- Implementing streaming pipelines
  • Module 14- Streaming analytics and dashboards
  • Module 15- High throughput and low-latency with Bigtable

Part C:

  • Module 1- Understanding the Professional Data Engineer Certification
  • Module 2- Sample case studies for Professional Data Engineer exam
  • Module 3- Designing and Building Review
  • Module 4- Analyzing and Modelling Review
  • Module 5- Reliability, Policy and Security Review


Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer exam
    • Format: Multiple choice/multiple select
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Domains:
      • Design data processing systems
      • Build and operationalising data processing systems
      • Operationalising machine learning methods
      • Ensure solution quality

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)


There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, Google recommends you have:

  • At least three years of industry experience, including one or more years of designing and managing solutions using GCP
  • One years' experience in one or more of the following:
    • A common query language such as SQL Extract
    • Data modelling
    • Machine learning
    • A common programming language such as Python.

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 75882 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% 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.

"Course was very good, I liked the analogies given to explain complex networking areas it really helped. The instructor was very good at bringing information to a level everyone could understand and then further on that. "
Ewan jamieson, Mr. (17/2/2020 (Monday) to 22/2/2020 (Saturday))

"Knowledgeable, well spoken and relatable instructor. The instructor explained difficult concepts clearly and provided good examples to help us understand the material. He also discussed real-world examples to help solidify how the concepts are applied in the field. There were a few technical issues with the remote learning and remote labs, but overall a great experience, especially so when considering the current situation with COVID-19."
JE, Mitchells & Butlers. (4/5/2020 (Monday) to 7/5/2020 (Thursday))

"I would highly recommend taking up a course with Firebrand because the way the course is delivered is very helpful and useful for someone who either has no knowledge or some knowledge. The instructors do everything they can to ensure everyone is learning and is always on hand to help anyone who is struggling with anything. Everyone on the course is also very helpful and in the same position as they want to learn to. So there is not just the instructor but the class as a whole to assist. The facility is very nice and I will definitely be coming back for any future courses I attend. "
CP, Innovate Ltd. (4/5/2020 (Monday) to 7/5/2020 (Thursday))

"Firebrand have very passionate instructors."
Anonymous (4/5/2020 (Monday) to 7/5/2020 (Thursday))

"Extremely useful course, detailed understanding and trainer had good grasp on the information and was able to explain it in different ways to help our understanding and help us to relate this to our own working environment."
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