Implementing a GCP Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
1h 15m

Please note: this course has been replaced with an updated version which can be found here.


This course guides you through the key steps to configure a Google Cloud Platform virtual private cloud (VPC), which allows you to connect your GCP services with one another securely.

After a brief introduction, the course begins with how to set up and configure VPCs, including VPC peering and shared VPC. You'll learn how to configure routes, set up cloud NAT (network address translation), and configure VPC-native clusters in Kubernetes, before rounding off the course by looking at VPC firewalls. The topics in this course are accompanied by demonstrations on the platform in order to show you how these concepts apply to real-world scenarios.

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Learning Objectives

  • Configure Google Cloud Platform VPC resources
  • Configure VPC peering and API access
  • Create shared VPCs
  • Configure internal static and dynamic routing, as well as NAT
  • Configure and maintain Google Kubernetes Engine clusters
  • Configure and maintain VPC firewalls

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals who want to learn more about Google Cloud networking, who may also have a background in cloud networking with other public cloud providers
  • Individuals who simply want to widen their knowledge of cloud technology in general


To get the most from this course, you should already have experience in public cloud and networking as well as an understanding of GCP architecture.


Hello. Welcome to Implementing a GCP Virtual Private Cloud. My name is Mark Johnson, and I'm really excited today to be helping you learn more about VPCs within Google Cloud Platform. To give you a little background on myself, I've been working with Google Cloud for about eight years now, and I also hold eight Google Cloud certifications, including the Professional Cloud Network Engineer, which is a tough exam, so I'm very hopeful that this information you find in this course will be helpful to you in passing the exam.

The intended audience for this exam is gonna be someone who really wants to learn more about Google Cloud Networking, also anybody who has a background in cloud networking with other public cloud providers, or if you just wanna learn more about Cloud in general, this will be the intended audience for this course.

As far as the prerequisites go, you don't need specifically to learn from this course, but if it does help if you understand public cloud, if you understand Google Cloud Platform from an architectural standpoint, and if you have a basic networking, understanding of network, so if you understand IP addresses and routes, things of that nature, I think you'll do just fine on this course, and that's gonna ultimately help you get the most value out of it.

We really would appreciate if you leave feedback on this course, to provide anything on how well we're doing, or how well we're not doing, anything that can help us produce the best content, is what we're looking for. Thank you very much. So with that being said, let's get ready to learn. And if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at Thank you.

About the Author

Mark has many years of experience working with Google Cloud Platform and also holds eight GCP certifications.