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Google Cloud Basic Compute Engine Challenge

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In this lab challenge, you will need to prove your knowledge of the Compute Engine service offered by Google Cloud. The objectives you will need to achieve represent essential skills that a Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer needs to have. You'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of the Google Compute Engine service. This lab challenge simulates building a basic solution in a real-world scenario. As with any real-world scenario, this lab will not guide you through the steps needed to complete it.


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  • Familiarity with Google Compute Engine services

Intended audience

  • Google Cloud practioners
  • Candidates for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer exam

What will be assessed

  • Google Cloud Compute Engine Instances
  • Google Cloud Compute Engine Disks

About the author

Learning paths

Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Google Cloud Basic Compute Engine Challenge