Incorporating Google Cloud Certification at YZU
YZU devotes long-term efforts to the cultivation of talents with global mobility as well as digital and interdisciplinary skills. In addition to fostering competitiveness in the digital field for students, YZU incorporates interdisciplinary educational programs with an emphasis on industry-academia collaboration to help students apply the knowledge they acquire in school. YZU is among the first universities in Taiwan to incorporate Google Cloud certification, using the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to strengthen students’ technological and professional capabilities and build a smart campus for YZU.
According to Dr. Ching-Jong Liao, the president of YZU, Google Cloud will provide a broad suite of resources, including the course content, presentation materials, exam questions, innovative and experimental courses as well as the global cloud certification. Students who complete the program and pass the exam will receive a certification and be listed on Google’s digital talent pool, making them top candidates for Google Cloud.
YZU’s Google Cloud certification program is a three-year program. The focus for the first year is course development and teacher training for Google Cloud Computing Foundation (GCCF). Courses officially begin in the second year with priority enrollment for YZU students. The program offers two advanced courses, Cloud Digital Leader (CDL) and Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE), which are suited for students who aspire to work in the digital industry. With a systematic program design, it is anticipated that a minimum of 500 students will be able to receive certifications at the basic level by the third year of this program.
By offering this program, YZU is now a Google Cloud ecosystem partner. The multi-modal industry-academia collaboration will help the university apply artificial intelligence and machine learning more extensively. Also included in the program is the plan to build YZU into a smart campus with cloud resources for digital courses. The establishment of the cloud information system will make YZU an experimental field for this program.