Installing the Cloud SDK

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The Google Cloud Software Development Kit includes language-specific client and API libraries you can use to interface with your Google Cloud account. One of the most helpful features is the command line interface which makes it easy to perform many common cloud tasks, either manually or by scripting.

Learning Objectives

  • Install and configure the Google Cloud SDK
  • Be familiar with basic use cases for the SDK
  • Install and update components
  • Create and manage configurations 

Intended Audience

  • GCP Developers
  • People who want to get GCP certified (e.g. Associate Cloud Engineer)


  • Access to a GCP account
About the Author
Daniel Mease, opens in a new tab
Google Cloud Content Creator
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.

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