Introduction to Google Cloud DNS

Cloud DNS is a scalable, reliable, and managed DNS service that runs on Google Cloud Platform. This course will show you how easy it is to manage millions of DNS records using its simple user interface. You will also learn how to forward DNS requests, as well as how to secure and monitor them.

Learning Objectives

  • What Cloud DNS is and what it can do
  • Adding DNS records
  • Enabling DNS Security Extensions
  • Creating public and private zones
  • Setting DNS policies
  • Logging Cloud DNS activity

Intended Audience

  • GCP Networking Engineers
  • GCP Security Engineers
  • Anyone who is interested in managing DNS using GCP


  • A basic understanding of DNS (including DNS records)

Hello, and welcome to Introduction to Google Cloud DNS. My name is Daniel Mease and I'll be taking you through this course. I'm a trainer at Cloud Academy with over 20 years of software and web development experience. This course is intended for networking engineers, security engineers, or anyone who's interested in managing DNS on Google Cloud Platform.

After completing this course, you will be able to one, understand what Cloud DNS is and what it can do. Two, manage DNS records. Three, enable DNS security extensions. Four, create public and private zones. Five, set DNS policies. And six, log and monitor DNS activity.

The following prerequisites are required. You should already have a solid understanding of DNS. Now, this course is going to assume that you already understand the basics, such as what DNS is, how it works, and what DNS records are.

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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.