Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer Certification Workshop

Course Overview


Hi, Welcome to ROI Training On Demand, Google Cloud Platform Certification Workshop. My name is Rachel Strong, and I will be your host for this workshop.

I am Global Project and Events Manager at ROI Training. I am responsible for planning and organizing Google Cloud training events worldwide and I help onboard new instructors.

Your instructors this week will be Mike Sutton and Doug Rehnstrom.

Mike runs his own technical consultancy in the New York City area. He’s been a technical trainer for many years and has been in IT since the early 1990s. He’s a certified Google Cloud Platform Professional Architect and Data Engineer, as well as an authorized GCP trainer. Mike’s an avid Bocce player and his team “The Piscataway Ball Busters” are 3-time New Jersey state champions.

Doug is also GCP certified, and is an authorized Google Trainer. He’s been in IT longer than he’s willing to admit, and he’s been teaching IT for nearly 20 years. Doug is also our Director of Learning Solutions here at ROI Training, and is the author of this course. Doug likes BASE jumping and mountain climbing as well as camping with his poodles Noir and Bree.

ROI Training has been Google’s Training Partner of the Year for the last two years and has trained over 60,000 people in over 30 countries and 6 continents. ROI Training has the largest team of GCP Certified Instructors and has helped more IT Professionals achieve GCP Certification than any other partner.

Doug’s poodles Noir and Bree will appear in one of the modules in this course. When you find them, send us an email at Let us know the module and slide you found them in, and we will send you a fabulous prize. Offer good while supplies last, void where prohibited by law.

Hi, this is Doug Rehnstrom with ROI Training. Let’s briefly talk about what you are going to learn about in this course.

This course will help you prepare for Google’s Professional Data Engineer certification exam.  

Google Cloud has many services for storing data. You will learn to choose the right data storage service for various different use cases.

Analyzing data in real time is challenging, but super important in today’s fast business environment. You will learn to architect data processing and analytics pipelines using the tools provided by GCP.

GCP offers many tools for processing, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data. You will learn about these tools.

Finally, you will learn about Google Cloud’s tools that enable machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The exam tests whether you have the knowledge and experience with Google Cloud Platform technologies to be a competent Data Engineer. That is, can you design, build, and maintain secure, reliable data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform?

The test also tries to determine if you have practical, hands-on experience using GCP. Some of you will have plenty of experience working on projects. For others, we provide links to many tutorials and exercises that you can use to get hands-on experience.

Enough talk, welcome to the course and let’s get started!