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Portuguese course in a English medium specialization

  • 6 September 2019
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I have noticed that there are two similar specializations, which are supposedly in English:
https://coursera.org/professional-certificates/gcp-data-engineering
https://www.coursera.org/specializations/gcp-data-machine-learning

The two specializations are identical, apart from a 6th course in the former one. The 5th course of the specializations are also basically the same, even the modules in these two course are same:
  • "Building Resilient Streaming Systems on GCP" (in the former)
  • "Building Resilient Streaming Systems on Google Cloud Platform" (in the latter)
However, the first one is apparently in Portuguese. Is this by any chance a mistake or do the two courses actually differ from each other in terms of content?

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Hi @ratulotron. Professional Certificates are a new offering on Coursera. You can read more about them here: Professional Certificates.

You're right that some of the content is the same in the Specialization and in the Professional Certificate from Google Cloud you shared. In this case, the Professional Certificate prepares people to take the Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer Exam in course 6.

A good way to think about the difference between the Specialization and the Professional Certificate is that the Specialization teaches you skills, while the Professional Certificate prepares you for a specific job role.

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