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GCP Professional Architect


Hi Team,

I’m planning to take the exam in December, Recently exam portion is updated on 9th November. Please let me know your GCP practice test is updated and valid one.



I took this exam a week ago and unfortunately, I did not pass. I used the coursera gcp courses by google and official google docs. I did plenty of labbing too (2 weeks worth), but it was not enough. I was also scoring over 90% on the whizlabs practice exams - i took each one twice. But the questions in the whizlabs exam did not really bear any resemblance to the real test. And I do not mean word for word questions as that is not what I look for in a practice test. Maybe I did not have enough experience using google cloud. If you have around 6 months experience, I guess you will be OK. I will go back to labbing and try to set up many cloud scenarios before I attempt the exam again. So, to answer your initial query… in my opinion (and it is my opinion only based on the fact that I have used these GCP practice exams) - for me, they are not good enough and I would not waste your money.


The update to the GCP exam on November 9th could have played a big part in this…My guess is that it did.


In fact, I ended up asking whizlabs for a refund…which I am still waiting for.
Whizlabs…any progress with this???


I purchased the “google cloud certified architect” course on 14 Nov. and failed in my first. still, all questions are old and based on removed case studies for example,

NO.1 For this question, refer to the JencoMart case study.
JencoMart wants to move their *

Let me know when your team is going to update as per the new pattern?


Best if whizlabs stop selling out of date practice tests.


Whizlabs are just too slow to respond. What are you doing whizlabs??? Sleeping?? Come on…!!!


I did not read these comments before I bought the list of questions. It seems the questions are out of date now?!


yes, all are outdated


Whizlabs should remove all outdated exams. It just saves people from buying them. But we should not need to tell them this? This is something that they should do automatically…especially if they wish to stay as the leader for this type of thing. Seems like they are not too bothered…


As u guys unable to update the question as per new syllabus , I failed in exam , kindly give my money back.


Do you know if questions were updated? Have you tried sample test provided by Google - same issues with the questions?


I am sure if there had been any update, there would have been a big announcement somewhere. I have not seen anything. But what i do know is that Whizlabs should not be selling the current version.


I took the exam today and failed it. The questions were no where close to the practise test in whizlabs. I was totally disappointed.


I took the exam yesterday and yes it is very different from the Whizlabs portion. I did pass, however I did spend a lot of time studying on the 4 different use cases and going in depth on them on my own. This is very vital for the new test. Practice Exam 2 will be your best bet to understand the format of the questions on the exam. Know JencoMart, Dress2Win, Tractor Company, etc…in and out before you take the test. There are at least 15-20 questions you are given that reference these case studies. Know what parts of their environment will use what services on the cloud. Know pub/sub, dataflow, BigQuery etc. You will not pass this test just from studying these practice tests alone. Know the case studies very well. Best of luck!


I took the test and I failed it. The questions were totally different from what whiz labs gives for practice. I am curious of this was a legit set before the exam was changed? Did people pass before the test was changed?
I would like to know WHEN is the latest update coming? They should most definitely NOT be selling this service until the content is updated.


I am with you one hundred percent. I failed it too!


I passed the exam; agree with original poster about whizlabs test. The questions were different and while whizlabs test helped practice for exam but beyond that its anybodys guess. However I would give one credit to whizlabs for providing detailed answers/explanation to the questions which helped me get to lot of Google Cloud documentation/best practices that I could not have found on my own. So while you take those practice test spend time on the documentation mentioned in answer/explanation section. Get yourself familiar with DataPrep, IAM Identity Aware proxy etc. something that is not in any of Whizlabs practice tests. Try going through. VPC/Networking, use case/bandwidth for each option.solutions - Dedicated Peering, Interconnect, VPN etc…


I took the exam few hours back and I received provisional result: pass. Not sure if I passed or failed. Anyway, as far as exam goes,

  1. Stackdriver, Stackdriver agent - heavy. If you don’t know stackdriver, then it is a problem
  2. Dedicated interconnect, direct peering, VPN (how much each can handle per connection)
  3. customer supplied keys - how would you gsutil cp to gcs
  4. BQ, there were questions which was more in-depth for an architect exam. Know the IAM roles for BQ and know which role does what. For eg: BQDataViewer
  5. Data prevention API - what it does
  6. DataPrep - what is the use case for this
  7. Kubernetes horizontalPod scaling - how to do this
  8. HA, DR best practices for applications
  9. Memcache - what is this, what is the use case
  10. Know what is IoT core’s main use case.
  11. L4, L7 Load balancers
  12. SSL load balancers

It’s a hard exam for sure. Last year it was easy but after the pattern change, it is hard. You can also look at: https://medium.com/@sathishvj/notes-from-my-google-cloud-professional-cloud-architect-exam-bbc4299ac30 for more info. Trust me, every topic that is outlined in the post, you should know. Whizlabs sample exams did help a ‘bit’ not so much for me.

Good luck folks!


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