Introduction to the Google Cloud Platform

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Google Cloud Platform is one of the most important Cloud Computing services currently available. Started in April 2008 with the release of the PaaS platform Google App Engine, it has quickly grown, adding the critical IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Google Compute Engine.

This introduction to the Google Cloud Platform course was created by our cloud expert David Clinton. We'll explore the most basic concepts through a general overview of the whole Google family. We'll learn about Google Compute Engine and gcloud, the command line interface Google developed for GCP

Who should take this course

This is an introductory course to Google Cloud Platform, so no previous knowledge is expected and just about anyone can benefit from it. Nevertheless, some basic experience with the Linux Command Line Interface might be useful for the the gcloud lecture. You might also want to try our introductory courses "Introduction to Cloud Computing" and "Introduction to Virtualization Technologies" to learn more about Cloud Computing and Virtualization from a low-level and provider-agnostic point of view.

After completing this course, you might want to follow up with the Google Compute Engine quizzes that are available in our Test section. You will test yourself but will also learn more about GCE thanks to the detailed information that accompanies each question.

 

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David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.

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