Learn Google Compute Engine – New Course

After the launch of our first course introducing the Google Cloud Platform, David Clinton is back with a brand new course – Launching a GCE instance. We just launched it, and you can watch it on CloudAcademy.

Google is one of the hottest cloud platform, probably the most interesting alternative to AWS, as we have already seen in another post: 5 Reasons Why Google Compute Engine Will be the Next Cloud Choice. In fact, we got quite a strong demand by you CloudAcademy members for more courses about GCP and GCP services, and I’m glad that we are quickly filling the gap adding more content about that. In particular, this new course about GCE will take you from the ground zero and will teach everything you need to know to become a proficient GCE user.

A full-fledged course to learn Google Compute Engine

The first two lectures of this new course will fire you off straight to launching your first GCE instance, and to learn more about basic concepts like Images and Snapshots. After that, a quick testing session will help you strengthen your knowledge about GCE with a series of quizzes, that will also boost your CloudScore. Also, thanks to the Learnings following each quiz, you will learn more even during your testing session, focusing on key concepts that you really need to master.

The second part of this course is about advanced concepts. First things first: networking is the base to build any advanced architectures, and David will tell you everything about configuring firewall rules and routes from the Google Console. After that, some pills of knowledge about security, with a lecture focused on some great tips and tricks to make your GCE instance more secure. Load Balancers are the topic for the next lecture. Adding one of them in front of your pool of instances is a great way to boost the reliability and availability of your architecture, so it’s good to know how easy it is to create new load balancers in Google Compute Engine. The last two lectures are about gcloud, the CLI that Google wrote to manage GCE from the terminal, and about billing, an important topic for any cloud architects.

Enjoy this new course to learn Google Compute Engine, and feel free to share more tips and knowledge about Google Compute Engine in the discussion area just below the course homepage and under each lecture. Also, please share your feedback with us, to help us drive the production of new content. And if you want to know more about the stuff that is coming up, check our Upcoming Training . In the meantime, how about taking some quizzes about GCE? They are a good followup to this course, and a great way to test your knowledge after watching this course and also improve it at the same time thanks to the Learnings you will get after each quiz.

Avatar

Written by

Andrea Colangelo

Software Engineer with a solid focus on QA and an extensive experience in ICT. Above all, Andrea has a very strong interest in Free and Open Source Software, and he is a Debian and Ubuntu Developer since years. Non-tech interests include: Rugby, Jazz music and Cooking.

Related Posts

Avatar
Stuart Scott
— July 18, 2019

AWS Fundamentals: Understanding Compute, Storage, Database, Networking & Security

If you are just starting out on your journey toward mastering AWS cloud computing, then your first stop should be to understand the AWS fundamentals. This will enable you to get a solid foundation to then expand your knowledge across the entire AWS service catalog.   It can be both d...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Compute
  • Database
  • fundamentals
  • networking
  • Security
  • Storage
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— June 19, 2018

Preparing for the Microsoft Azure 70-535 Exam

(Update) The Azure 70-535 exam was retired on December 31, 2018, and it was replaced by the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams. To prepare for these exams, we recommend the Cloud Academy's AZ-300 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects and the AZ-301 Exam Preparation: Designi...

Read more
  • Azure
  • Compute
  • Database
  • Security
Avatar
Stuart Scott
— May 8, 2017

Which AWS Compute Service Do I Need?

With the ever increasing and expanding service catalog being developed by the engineers at AWS, it's easy to get confused when it comes to understanding which AWS Compute service you need and which service you should be using for your deployments. Which service offers me the quickest de...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Compute
  • Lightsail
Avatar
Sudhi Seshachala
— February 21, 2017

Which Cloud Computing Platform? Advantages of a Multi-Cloud Strategy

The rivalry is warming up in the cloud space as vendors continue to offer innovative features and reduced pricing. In this post, we will highlight the competition between the three titans of the cloud: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft’s Azure. Which ...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Compute
  • Google Cloud Platform
Avatar
Paul Carlstroem
— May 5, 2016

Compute Fundamentals for AWS: Updated Course

Innovation fuels cloud computing. Compute Fundamentals for AWS: Updated, Improved, and Better than Ever Cloud Academy happily announces a major update to a popular course: Compute Fundamentals for AWS. David Robinson originally built this course an introduction to AWS's cornerstone comp...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Compute
Avatar
David Clinton
— May 19, 2015

Preemptible Virtual Machines: Cheap Instances From Google Compute Engine

Could you use some serious computing power? Say hello to Google's Preemptible Virtual Machines. One of the nice things about having access to hundreds of thousands of computers is that you get to do cool stuff. Arguably, the fact that, with enough creativity, you can use that access to...

Read more
  • Compute
  • Google Cloud Platform
Avatar
Sanket Dangi
— March 24, 2015

EC2 vs Google Compute Engine: Comparing the Big Players in IaaS

IaaS: EC2 vs Google Compute Engine Arguably, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the most important cloud computing vertical. Within that, in terms of services and features, AWS enjoys the top position, while Google Cloud Platform is slowly catching up. In this post, we'll discuss th...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Compute
  • EC2
  • Google Cloud Platform
Igor Putilov
Igor Putilov
— February 26, 2015

EC2 Pricing: Understanding Compute Costs on AWS

Amazon EC2 pricing considerations (& how to save your money) After a first glance at the Amazon EC2 pricing page, you might find absorbing so much information a little intimidating. In this post, we will try to break EC2 pricing down and provide strategies to not only ease the pain...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Compute
  • EC2
Avatar
Madan Ganesh Velayudham (ActOnMagic)
— August 8, 2014

Deploying a MEAN Stack Onto Google Compute Engine

Gone are the days where a product team used to spend a considerable amount of time to build a basic web application.  Say Hi to MEAN! If you are familiar with LAMP/WAMP stacks, you could consider MEAN as a complete stack based on JavaScript. In fact, MEAN represents MongoDB,  Express, A...

Read more
  • Azure
  • Compute
Avatar
Praveen Kumar Muppala
— July 21, 2014

How Identity and Access Management Works in Google Compute Engine

Google Cloud Platform is gaining momentum, and it seems that Google is warming up to compete with Amazon Web Services. During the last quarter, Google has invested heavily on new services and features for both Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. Like any other cloud computing p...

Read more
  • Compute
  • Google Cloud Platform
Avatar
Janakiram MSV
— July 14, 2014

Load Balancing in Google Compute Engine

Load balancing is an important feature of cloud infrastructure services. With the ability to rapidly launch VMs, it is important to ensure that all the VMs are evenly utilized. Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) is quite popular for its ability to route the traffic across a set of ins...

Read more
  • Compute
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Google Cloud Platform
Avatar
Janakiram MSV
— July 4, 2014

Overview of Replica Pools in Google Compute Engine

Cloud is all about elasticity. Cloud infrastructure running web-scale applications can shrink and grow dynamically. Batch processing on the cloud will have to deal with on-demand instantiation of the machines based on the load. Google Compute Engine is a high performance, next-genera...

Read more
  • Compute
  • Google Cloud Platform