Google Cloud Platform for System Administrators

DifficultyIntermediate
AVG Duration17h
Students827
Ratings
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Content
122710

Description

If you need to maintain a Google Cloud Platform infrastructure, then this learning path is for you. Although you can set up Google Cloud to automate many operations tasks, you will still need to monitor, test, manage, and troubleshoot it over time to make sure your systems are running properly.

This learning path will first get you up-to-speed on the fundamentals of GCP and then walk you through typical maintenance tasks. You'll also see lots of hands-on demonstrations of how to perform them. You can follow along with your own GCP account to try these examples yourself.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Use the Cloud Operations Suite to monitor, log, report on errors, trace, and debug
  • Ensure your infrastructure can handle higher loads, failures, and cyber-attacks by performing load, resilience, and penetration tests
  • Manage your data using lifecycle management and migration from outside sources
  • Troubleshoot SSH errors, instance startup failures, and network traffic dropping

Certificate

Your certificate for this learning path
lock

Training Content

1
Course - Beginner - 46m
FREE
Overview of Google Cloud Platform
In this course, you'll learn about GCP services such as compute, storage, and networking, and how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Google Cloud Console and gcloud CLI.
2
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Overview of Google Cloud Platform
Knowledge Check: Overview of Google Cloud Platform
3
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Starting a Linux Virtual Machine on Google Compute Engine
In this lab, you will create a new Compute Engine VM and then connect to it by using the browser-based SSH connection.
4
Course - Beginner - 30m
FREE
Setting up a Google Cloud Platform Environment
In this course, you will learn how to create and set up new GCP projects, assign roles to users, learn how to enable APIs, set up budgets, and monitor spending.
5
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Setting up a Google Cloud Platform Environment
Knowledge Check: Setting up a Google Cloud Platform Environment
6
Course - Beginner - 13m
Introduction to Google Cloud SDK
In this course, we will cover how to install, set up, and use the main features of the Google Cloud SDK.
7
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Google Cloud SDK
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Google Cloud SDK
8
Course - Intermediate - 1h 34m
Planning and Configuring a Google Cloud Platform Solution
This course walks you through the services available when planning and configuring a GCP solution.
9
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Working with Google Cloud Storage from the Console
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.
10
Course - Intermediate - 1h 48m
Google Cloud Platform: Systems Operations
This course covers Google Cloud systems operations, providing insight and practical information across the complete set of GCP features.
11
Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Google Cloud Platform - Systems Operations
Knowledge Check: Google Cloud Platform - Systems Operations
12
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
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.
13
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
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.
14
Course - Intermediate - 1h 1m
Managing Networking and Compute Resources on Google Cloud Platform
This course teaches you how to manage networking and compute resources on GCP, preparing you for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.
15
Course - Advanced - 1h 9m
Managing Google Kubernetes Engine and App Engine
This course explores GCP’s compute services, specifically App Engine and Kubernetes Engine.
16
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
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.
17
Course - Intermediate - 32m
GKE Services and Network Policies
This course will cover how to manage communication both inside and outside of your Kubernetes cluster.
18
Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: GKE Services and Network Policies
Knowledge Check: GKE Services and Network Policies
19
Course - Intermediate - 22m
GKE Role-based Access Control
This course will demonstrate how to use Kubernetes role-based access control (RBAC) to create roles and bind them to both user and service accounts.
20
Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: GKE Role-based Access Control
Knowledge Check: GKE Role-based Access Control
21
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 45m
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.
22
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 40m
Respond to Events with Google Cloud Functions
This Lab teaches you how to use Cloud Functions, introducing you to all of the key concepts and trade-offs that you need to understand to work effectively with Cloud Functions.
23
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 40m
Build and Deploy a Container Application with Google Cloud Run
In this lab, you will build a Docker image using Cloud Build and then you will deploy the application using Cloud Run, monitoring it and getting audit logs.
24
Course - Intermediate - 29m
Configuring GCP Access and Security
To help you get the most out of the security tools offered in Google Cloud Platform, this course covers how to properly manage IAM, service accounts, and audit logs.
25
Course - Beginner - 36m
Introduction to Google BigQuery
Learn how to load data into BigQuery, run queries using standard SQL, and export data from BigQuery with this hands-on course.
26
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 35m
Structure and Analyze Data with Google BigQuery
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.
27
Course - Advanced - 1h 13m
Managing Your Google Cloud Infrastructure
This hands-on tutorial teaches you monitoring, testing, managing, and troubleshooting your GCP app infrastructure.
28
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
Monitor Compute Engine Resources Through Cloud Monitoring
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.
29
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h
Google Cloud Networking Challenge
In this lab challenge, you'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of Google Cloud and networking.
30
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Google Cloud Scaling Applications Challenge
Demonstrate your Infrastructure skills for highly available and scalable applications by performing tasks required to set up a Compute Engine infrastructure in this lab challenge.
31
Exam - 40m
Final Exam: Google Cloud Platform for System Administrators
Final Exam: Google Cloud Platform for System Administrators
About the Author
Students124930
Courses68
Learning paths97

Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).