anyone here got job through google cert programs

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Jr. Member
Jun 9, 2020
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anyone here got job through google cert programs

im thinking of taking it as its so flexible and can do it online. anyone here got a job out of it. i dont have any work experience in IT but i took some courses in IT but that was long ago. i never found work related to it. i cant programming
how much is it? im in canada. i cant find the fee
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Sr. Member
May 29, 2017
584 posts
496 upvotes ... tion_paths

I wouldn't have the mindset that taking these certs get you a career as their titles unless you already have experience in them and the foundation.

For the Digital leader (no experince)
Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $125 (plus tax where applicable)

cloud engineer... about Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $125 (plus tax where applicable)
Oct 19, 2008
447 posts
Halifax, Nova Scotia
I have a Google Cloud Digital Leader certification. It was part of my professional development as part of my regular career. (20+ years in Business to Business IT Sales/Account Management.) So, I work full time in this industry. It takes probably 12-20 hours of study to prepare for the 90 minute exam. (They recommended we spend 3-4 hours per week for 5-6 weeks to absorb the material.)
The in depth technical paths like Cloud Engineer are significantly more time spent on education (for my team, they were recommending 12 hours per week for 6 weeks, and these are already technical people) and a longer exam.
I tend to view these as ongoing professional development and industry certification on top of an existing career path and a way to keep your skills up to date and relevant. I don't see these as a certification you get to suddenly have a job.

OP, not to be discouraging as I see you frequently looking for ways to change your situation and I applaud that. But, you also regularly ask about a single not too hard one time training that will set you up with a career. I'm "only in sales" in this industry and I do probably 100+ hours of professional development per year. I know as our company tracks it. That is still only just enough and I can't keep up with everything, but only so much time in a day. Technical paths are even more demanding. (Part of why I moved toward sales from technical all those years ago.)
If you can embrace being a lifelong learner, this is a great and rewarding industry.


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