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Google Compute EngineVirtual MachineNetwork ArchitectureGoogle Cloud Platform
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Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 1 week of study, 7-9 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
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3 minutes to complete

Welcome to Cloud Infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform

Introduction to this course and the Cloud Architecture Specialization. This specialization is defined for cloud solution architects, DevOps engineers, and anyone who's interested in using GCP, to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud platform....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min)
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Google Cloud Platform Infrastructure

In this module we're going to briefly cover an overview of the Google Cloud Platform Infrastructure. Then, we're going to experiment and show you a little bit on how to get started using GCP....
Reading
10 videos (Total 21 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Infrastructure3m
Using GCP2m
Lab 1: Console and Cloud Shell (Overview and Objectives)m
Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform and Qwiklabs3m
Lab 1: Console and Cloud Shell (Review)m
Demo: Projects7m
Lab 2: Infrastructure Preview (Overview and Objectives)m
Lab 2: Infrastructure Preview (Review)m
Module 1 Reviewm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz6m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Virtual Networking

GCP uses a software defined network or STN. It's built on a global fibre infrastructure that makes GCP one of the world's largest and fastest networks. One way to view GCP is as a collection of network costed services. Thinking about resources as services rather than as hardware, will help you understand the options that are available and their behavior....
Reading
12 videos (Total 29 min), 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) VPC1m
Projects, networks, and subnetworks4m
IP addresses4m
Routes and rules6m
Billing2m
Lab 1: Virtual Networking (Overview and Objectives)1m
Lab 1: Virtual Networking (Review)m
Common network designs4m
Lab 2: Bastion Host (Overview and Objectives)m
Lab 2: Bastion Host (Review)m
Module 2 Reviewm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz6m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Virtual Machines

Virtual machine instances, or VMs, are the most common infrastructure component. They're provided by part of GCP called Compute Engine....
Reading
15 videos (Total 42 min), 3 quizzes
Video15 videos
Compute Engine5m
Demo: Compute Engine2m
Pricing and discounts3m
VM access and lifecycle5m
Lab 1 Creating Virtual Machines (Overview and Objectives)m
Lab 1 Creating Virtual Machines (Review)m
Compute options7m
Images1m
Disk options5m
Common Compute Engine actions4m
Lab 2 Working with Virtual Machines (Overview and Objectives)m
Lab 2 Working with Virtual Machines (Review)m
Module 3 Reviewm
Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation Course Outrom
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz6m
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Top Reviews

By AMOct 1st 2017

Content is good, a great intro to get started with GCP, need some minor updates on content and labs to be aligned with latest GCP,, but nothing you shouldn't be able to figure out.

By SMSep 1st 2018

It's quite interesting having completed this course, and at the same time, gone over exam prep for LPIC Level 1. It's as if I were time slipping about 5 years, back and forth.

About Google Cloud

We help millions of organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their businesses with innovative technology created in—and for—the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability, and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. Our teams are dedicated to helping customers apply our technologies to create success....

About the Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization

>>> By enrolling in this specialization you agree to the Qwiklabs Terms of Service as set out in the FAQ and located at: https://qwiklabs.com/terms_of_service <<< >>>Look for details below forCOMPLETION CHALLENGE and for an opportunity to receive a GCP t-shirt!<<< This specialization introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including securely interconnecting networks, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring. This class is intended for the following participants: ● Cloud Solutions Architects, DevOps Engineers. ● Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform. COMPLETION CHALLENGE: Complete any GCP specialization from October 23 through November 30, 2018 for an opportunity to receive a GCP t-shirt (while supplies last). Check Discussion Forums for details....
Architecting with Google Cloud Platform

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