Setting up a Google Cloud Platform Environment

Google Cloud Platform provides a suite of resources and services that run on the same infrastructure that Google uses to run its own products, such as Google Search and YouTube. The services offered to access GCP resources include compute, storage, networking, big data, and machine learning.

In this course, you will learn how to create and set up new GCP projects and how to give users permission to access project resources by assigning them to roles such as owner and editor. You will also learn how to enable APIs, set up budgets, and monitor spending.

Learning Objectives

  • Create and manage cloud projects
  • Create and add users to projects
  • Assign permissions to users
  • Enable APIs for a project
  • Set up budgets and monitor spending

Intended Audience

  • Google Cloud Platform Administrators
  • People who want to get GCP certified (eg: Associate Cloud Engineer)


  • Admin access to a GCP account is highly recommended

Welcome to “Setting up a Google Cloud Platform Environment”.  My name is Daniel Mease and I'll be taking you through this course.  I am a Google Cloud Platform instructor at Cloud Academy with over 20 years of software and web development experience.

In this course, I am going to show you how to organize your GCP account using projects and prepare it for development.

This course is intended for Google Cloud Platform Administrators or people who want to get GCP certified (eg: Associate Cloud Engineer).

After completing this course, you will be able to create and manage cloud projects, create and add users to projects, assign permissions to users, enable APIs for a project, and set up budgets and monitor spending.

The following prerequisites will be helpful for this course. Access to a GCP admin account is not strictly required, but it will be useful if you want to practice the tasks I will be demonstrating. If you didn’t already know, you can sign up for a free trial.

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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.

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