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Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure, Google Cloud

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<<< ATTENTION >>> Learners interested in Google Cloud Platform can continue to learn in either of our latest GCP infrastructure specializations. Option 1: Networking in Google Cloud Platform Specialization is available on Coursera. This brand-new Specialization teaches you to design, develop, and manage cloud networking solutions to drive business objectives. Visit Option 2: The Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform Specialization. This Specialization teaches you to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications. Visit for more details. Option 3: The Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization is also available. This Specialization has updated, improved content that can help you if you are preparing for the Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect exam as well as the Associate Cloud Engineer exam. Head to to explore the updated content. Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure covers the fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform and is the first course in the 3 specializations. This course introduces you to important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You learn about, and compare, many of the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud Platform, including Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, and Google Container Engine. Note: •Google services are currently unavailable in China....

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Jan 29, 2017

Great course to introduce the specialization. It could be more robust, but it does the job and you are also provided with links for documents that will help you build on what you learn in the course.


Jun 02, 2017

This course is useful for those who wants to explorer google cloud platform\n\ne.g: what database engine should I use?\n\nwhat is more cost efficient for our application, Compute engine or App engine

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By Prashant Mantri

Dec 18, 2018

Hands on labs could be more detailed

By Bernd Challier

Dec 17, 2018


By Leonardo Amato Loriato

Dec 17, 2018

Muito bom o curso !! Estou muito satisfeito !! Parabéns a todos do Coursera e do Google.

By Yevhen Hlotov

Dec 17, 2018

Without practical experience in GCP or AWS in background and personal knowledge about technologies like AWS Lambda's, Apache Kafka or Apache Cassandra etc. it would be hard to understand half of this course, especially about different data storages. Too much water. Sometimes questions or answers to them are generally incomprehensible. Like "orchestration" as an answer to a question about Google Cloud Dataflow use cases. Orchestration, really? Of what? Compute instances? Linux servers? Is it the same as Ansible or Salt? Absolutely confusing and not clear why and when I need Dataflow and other services also. Transactions are not the only one thing that people should understand. We need more practical use cases. And there are some other questions with the same problems. 90% of people who really passed the GCP certification recommended Linux Academy but not Coursera for the preparation. Now I have to try it to compare personally.

Overall, you made a great work. The platform is good and the course also is good. I found a lot of new information about GCP and now I need to dive into them deeply.

Thank you.

By Matthew Skaggs

Dec 17, 2018

Great introductory course. I would recommend it to other practitioners.

By Deleted Account

Dec 17, 2018

Great course, I loved the real labwork!

By Fahmi

Dec 17, 2018


By Mikalai Syty

Dec 16, 2018

Great introductions course. Very nice instructors with great charisma and skills. Useful labs, very thoughtful. I definitely recommend this course everyone who is willing to get started with GCP!

By Aleh Kurnitsou

Dec 15, 2018

Шикарный курс, очень доступно!

By Gaurav Bhadange

Dec 15, 2018

Great course to start with GCP