Google Cloud Platform (GCP) lets organizations take advantage of the powerful network and technologies that Google uses to deliver its own products. Global companies like Coca-Cola and cutting-edge technology stars like Spotify are already running sophisticated applications on GCP. This learning path will take you through the fundamentals of GCP and then show you how to design an enterprise-class Google Cloud infrastructure for your own organization.
When you architect an infrastructure for mission-critical applications, not only do you need to choose the appropriate compute, storage, and networking components, but you also need to design for security, high availability, regulatory compliance, and disaster recovery.
- August 1, 2019 - Updated and added new topics to:
- Google Cloud Platform: Fundamentals
- Google Cloud Platform: Systems Operations
- Designing a Google Cloud Infrastructure
- February 12, 2019 - Added "Working with Google Cloud Storage from the Console" lab
- April 23, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
Learning Path Steps
This course introduces you to the fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform, including App Engine, Kubernetes Engine, Compute Engine, storage, BigQuery, Cloud Firestore, and app deployment.
Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals Review
In this lab, you will create a new Compute Engine VM and then connect to it by using the browser-based SSH connection.
This Lab introduces you to all of the key concepts and trade-offs that you need to understand to work effectively with Google Cloud Storage.
This course covers Google Cloud systems operations, providing insight and practical information across the complete set of GCP features.
Google Cloud Platform - Systems Operations Quiz
Create a Network Infrastructure with Google Virtual Private Cloud
In this Lab, you'll create a basic network infrastructure composed of a VPC, two Subnets in different regions, and two firewall rules that will filter the ingress traffic.
Scaling an Application Through a Google Cloud Managed Instance Group
In this lab, you will create an instance template, a managed instance group and you will load balance it by using an HTTP load balancer.
Exploring data storage, networking, and security services, this course is designed to help you pass the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Developer Certification exam.
In this lab, you will create two tables in a SQL PostgreSQL database, perform operations on them, monitor the resources usage and test that the atomicity property is respected by the database.
Define and Deploy Resources with Google Cloud Deployment Manager
In this lab, you will use the GCP Cloud Deployment Manager service to create a template and then use it in the configuration you will deploy. You will also use Jinja for defining a template and YAML for the configuration.
In this course, we’ll explore some of the ways that GKE implements a Kubernetes cluster.
Deploying Containerized Applications on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
Learn how to deploy containerized applications in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters from the Cloud Console, Cloud Shell, and Marketplace in this Lab.
Learn how to load data into BigQuery using files, run queries using standard SQL, and export data from BigQuery with this hands-on course.
This Lab will show you the basic concepts of BigQuery and will allow you to handle data and query them in a real GCP environment.
In this course, you'll learn which of your applications could make use of Bigtable and how to take advantage of its high performance.
This course uses a case study to show how to apply the design principles of security, compliance, disaster recover to meet real-world requirements.
Designing a Google Cloud Infrastructure - Quiz
In this lab, you will enable high availability for a Cloud SQL instance and you will failover it to check that the high availability is guaranteed.
In this lab you will understand core concepts of Google Cloud KMS, you will create a Key Ring and a symmetric encryption key.
This hands-on tutorial teaches you monitoring, testing, managing, and troubleshooting your GCP app infrastructure.
In this lab, you will understand the best practices to monitor a compute engine instance by viewing the usage, creating alert policies and creating a chart.
Host a Static Website Using a Cloud Storage Bucket and Cloud CDN
In this lab, you will create a storage bucket that will host a static website. You will then create a load balancer that will balance the traffic to your bucket and you will create a CDN distribution that will edge distribute the load balancer that points t...
In this lab, you will enable flow logs for subnets inside a VPC and firewall rules logging to be able to monitor performed network operations.
Final Exam: Google Cloud Platform for Solution Architects
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