Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer Exam

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Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer Certification (Oct 2023)

Disclaimer: Non official content, errors and omissions excepted

Pre Exam Notes

  • Kryterion Sentinel software (Windows/Mac) installation requires administrator rights
  • Kyterion system check - do this at least a day before to be on the safe side
  • No breaks during two hour exam
  • Do the practice exam to build some confidence
  • (Try and) get a good nights sleep before the exam
  • The exam is multiple choice, so work out the wrong answers first!!

Post Exam Notes

  • Online Kryterion exams still suck - Admin permissions for the entire machine, seriously?
  • Waiting for confirmation of the exam result is now 10 days!!
  • Swag stock limitations
  • Still no feedback beyond pass/fail (Grrr!)
  • 45 Questions

Google Cloud do not indicate the pass mark for the exam, but I would assume its somewhere greater than 70%.

I typically aim to be confident on 80% (i.e. 36/45) of the questions.

Depending on what type of person you are the above calculation may be of some use. I think about the exam result in terms of how many answers I can afford to NOT know.

Once you have read the exam overview, it should be clear this exam is meant to cover the majority of security product areas in GCP.

Category Name
Management IAM and admin
Compute GCE, GKE
Storage GCS
Analytics BigQuery, PubSub
Networking Everything
Operations Monitoring and Logging
Security Everything
CI/CD Cloud Build, Artifact Registry
Tools Identity Platform

Training Material

If you have got this far, I havent put you off taking the exam. In which case, the material I used to get ready for the exam is listed below. Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Also try and prioritise the type of material that works best for you!

Source Type Description Rating
Coursera Course Cloud Security with Google Cloud 4/5
Pluralsight Course Cloud Security with Google Cloud 4/5

Best of luck!