Cloud Digital Leader (CDL)

A Cloud Digital Leader can articulate the capabilities of Google Cloud core products and services and how they benefit organizations. They can also describe common business use cases and how cloud solutions support an enterprise.

This certification is for anyone who wishes to demonstrate their knowledge of cloud computing basics and how Google Cloud products and services can be used to achieve an organization’s goals.

The Cloud Digital Leader exam assesses your knowledge in these areas:

  • Digital transformation with Google Cloud
  • Exploring data transformation with Google Cloud
  • Innovating with Google Cloud artificial intelligence
  • Modernizing infrastructure and applications with Google Cloud
  • Trust and security with Google Cloud
  • Scaling with Google Cloud operations


  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Registration fee: $99
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Exam format: 50-60 multiple choice and multiple select questions

Exam Delivery Method:

  • a. Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location, review the online testing requirements.
  • b. Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center, locate a test center near you.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: Experience collaborating with technical professionals

Certification Renewal / Recertification: Candidates must recertify in order to maintain their certification status. The Cloud Digital Leader certification is valid for three years from the date of certification. Recertification is accomplished by retaking the exam during the recertification eligibility time period and achieving a passing score. You may attempt recertification starting 60 days prior to your certification expiration date.