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This course has been designed to teach you how to manage networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform. The content in this course will help prepare you for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.

The topics covered within this course include:

  • Adding subnets to a VPC
  • Expanding existing subnets
  • Reserving static addresses via the console and Cloud Shell
  • Managing, configuring, and connecting to VM instances
  • Adding GPUs and installing CUDA libraries
  • Creating and deploying from snapshots and images
  • Working with instance groups

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to manage networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform
  • Prepare for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer Exam

Intended Audience

  • Those who are preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam
  • Those looking to learn more about managing GCP networking and compute features


To get the most from this course, you should have some exposure to GCP resources, such as VCPs, VM Instances, Cloud Console, and Cloud Shell. However, this is not essential.



I hope you've enjoyed learning how to manage networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform. Let's review what you've learned.

We started things off by covering the management of network resources where you learned how to add a subnet to an existing VPC and how to expand a CIDR block subnet. You also learned how to reserve static internal and external IP addresses.

Next, you learned about the different management interfaces, including Cloud Console, Cloud Shell, and Cloud SDK.

In the second half of this course, you learned how to manage VM instances and how to connect to them via SSH and RDP. As we progressed through this course, you learned how to attach a GPU to an instance and how to install the CUDA libraries. We also covered how to view information about current running VM inventory.

Later in this course, you learned about snapshots. You also learned how to create images and how to view those images

Wrapping things up, you learned how to work with instance groups and instance templates

By now you should have a full understanding of how to manage network resources and Compute Engine resources on Google Cloud Platform. To learn more about managing network and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform, you can, and should, read Google's documentation. Be sure to also watch for new courses on Cloud Academy, because we're always publishing new ones. Be sure to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching and happy learning.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.