Lab Challenge

Google Cloud Spanner Instance Challenge

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Google Cloud Spanner Instance Challenge
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About Lab Challenges

Lab challenges are hands-on labs with the gloves off. You jump into an auto-provisioned cloud environment and are given a goal to accomplish. No instructions, no hints. To pass, you'll have a limited time to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and get the checks that inspect the state of your lab environment.

Challenge Description

In this lab challenge, you will need to prove your knowledge of Google Cloud Spanner by creating a Cloud Spanner SQL instance and creating a database. The objectives you will need to achieve represent essential skills that a Google Professional Data Engineer needs to have. You'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of the Google Cloud Spanner service. This lab challenge simulates building a 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.


February 16th, 2023 - Resolved Google Cloud Spanner Instance issue

What will be assessed

  • Google Cloud Spanner Instances
  • Google Cloud Spanner Databases

Intended audience

  • Google Cloud practioners
  • Candidates for the Google Professional Data Engineer exam


  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Spanner
About the Author
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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.