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To help you get the most out of the security tools offered in Google Cloud, this Course covers how to properly manage IAM, service accounts, and audit logs.

Learning Objectives

  •  How you can manage identity and access management in GCP
  •  Learn about service accounts, what they mean, and how you can manage them
  •  Audit logs and how to review them

Intended Audience

This Course is intended for cloud administrators. If you are a cloud security practitioner or are involved in any sort of development with GCP, you will also benefit from taking this Course.


  • Completion of Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals course on Cloud Academy or practical working experience with GCP infrastructure
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments

Congratulations, you've made it to the end of this course. Let's review the key takeaways before wrapping things up. 

First, I talked about how Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (also known as IAM) provides you an easy way to manage your user accounts. You can create custom roles, or use the existing ones to maintain property security access to your cloud resources.

Second, I talked about service accounts. Service accounts offer a way to assign identities to non-humans, such as virtual machines and cloud applications. You saw how to create, manage, and assign service accounts to a virtual machine.

Finally, I covered audit logs. Centralized audit logs are critical for security and event management in the cloud. Google Cloud Operations suite provides a complete picture of everything happening all in a single dashboard. 

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Remember to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching, and make sure to check out our many other courses on Cloud Academy!

About the Author
Learning Paths

Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.