… Design Certificate, “a rigorous, hands-on program that covers the design process from end-to-end.” According to the Senior VP of Global Affairs at Google, Kent Walker, this certificate will be considered by Google as “the equivalent of a four-year degree for related roles.”
Yeah, let us all take this with a pinch of salt. Since this is built and backed by Google, it has received a ton of PR already, and thousands of students, junior and mid-level executives are lapping it up in the hope of "cracking" Google.
On their part, Google will have the luxury to pick a handful of profiles from the avalanche of certificates and resumes they will surely get. So while I am with you in acknowledging all the positives you listed about this bootcamp, it is not a replacement for skills developed over time during deeper learning or onthe job training.