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Google Cloud SQL Challenge

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In this lab challenge, you will need to prove your knowledge of Google Cloud SQL by creating a production ready Cloud SQL instance. The objectives you will need to achieve represent essential skills that a Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer and Google Certified Data Engineer need to have. You'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of the Google Cloud SQL 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.



October 26th, 2023 - Added warning to address user ban issue


  • Good Knowledge of Google Cloud SQL service

Intended audience

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

What will be assessed

  • Google Cloud SQL Instances
  • Google Cloud SQL High Availability
  • Google Cloud SQL Failover

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 SQL Challenge