Introduction to Google Cloud Pub/Sub


Course Intro
Understanding Pub/Sub
How to Use Pub/Sub
11m 23s
Course Conclusion
Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Introduction

Organizing and responding to events in a decentralized system (such as with microservices or IoT) can be a challenge. In this course, you will learn how to use Google Cloud Pub/Sub to create a reliable, asynchronous, messaging service for any scale.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Cloud Pub/Sub is
  • How to send and receive messages
  • What the typical use cases are
  • How to get started

Intended Audience

  • GCP Developers
  • GCP Data Engineers
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification (such as the Professional Data Engineer exam)


  • Access to a Google Cloud Platform account is recommended

Hello, and welcome to Introduction to Google Cloud Pub/Sub. 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 GCP developers, GCP data engineers, or anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification, such as the Professional Data Engineer exam.

After completing this course, you will be able to answer the following questions. What is Cloud Pub/Sub? How do you send and receive messages with it? What are the typical use cases? And how do I get started using it?

The following prerequisites will be helpful. Access to a Google Cloud Platform account will help you get the most out of this course.

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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.