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This course uses lectures and labs to give you an overview of Google Cloud products and services. You learn about the value of Google Cloud and how to incorporate cloud-based solutions into your business strategies.


Familiarity with application development, systems operations, Linux operating systems, and data analytics or machine learning is helpful in understanding the technologies covered.


  • Individuals planning to deploy applications and create application environments on Google Cloud
  • Developers, systems operations professionals, and solution architects getting started with Google Cloud
  • Executives and business decision makers evaluating the potential of Google Cloud to address their business needs


Module 01: Introducing Google Cloud


  • Cloud computing overview
  • IaaS and PaaS
  • The Google Cloud network
  • Environmental impact
  • Security
  • Open source ecosystems
  • Pricing and billing


  • Identify the benefits of Google Cloud.
  • Define the components of Google network infrastructure, including points of presence, data centers, regions, and zones.
  • Identify the difference between infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).

Module 02: Resources and Access in the Cloud


  • Google Cloud resource hierarchy
  • IAM
  • IAM roles
  • Service accounts
  • Cloud Identity
  • Interacting with Google Cloud


  • Identify the purpose of projects on Google Cloud.
  • Define the purpose of and use cases for IAM.
  • List the methods of interaction with Google Cloud.
  • Use Cloud Marketplace to interact with Google Cloud.

Module 03: Virtual Machines and Networks in the Cloud


  • Virtual Private Cloud networking
  • Compute Engine
  • Scaling virtual machines
  • Important VPC compatibilities
  • Cloud Load Balancing
  • Cloud DNS and Cloud CDN
  • Connecting networks to Google VPC


  • Explore the basics of networking in Google Cloud.
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Compute Engine.
  • Outline how Google Compute Engine can scale
  • Detail important VPC compatibilities including routing tables, firewalls and VPC peering.
  • Explore how Cloud Load Balancing functions in Google Cloud.
  • Deploy a basic infrastructure to Google Cloud.

Module 04: Storage in the Cloud


  • Cloud Storage
  • Cloud SQL
  • Cloud Spanner
  • Firestore
  • Cloud Bigtable
  • Comparing storage options


  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Cloud Storage.
  • Distinguish between Google Cloud’s storage options.
  • Distinguish between Google Cloud’s Database Storage classes.
  • Deploy an application that uses Cloud SQL and Cloud Storage.

Module 05: Containers in the Cloud


  • Introduction to containers
  • Kubernetes
  • Google Kubernetes Engine


  • Define the concept of a container and identify uses for containers.
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine.

Module 06: Applications in the Cloud


  • Cloud Run
  • Cloud Function


  • Identify the purpose and use cases for Cloud Run.
  • Describe how Cloud Functions can support application development on Google Cloud.
  • Deploy a containerized application on Cloud Run.

Module 07: Course Summary

Topics: The course summary recaps the major concepts learners were introduced to during the course.

Objectives: Recap the content covered in each section of the course.

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