Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer Exam Preparation

AVG Duration22h


This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer exam. Candidates who pass the exam will earn the Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer certification.

The Professional Cloud Network Engineer exam tests your knowledge of seven subject areas.

Learning Objectives

  • Designing, planning, and prototyping a Google Cloud network
  • Implementing Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) instances
  • Configuring network services
  • Implementing hybrid interconnectivity
  • Managing, monitoring, and optimizing network operations

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Google Cloud Platform network engineers
  • People preparing for the Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer exam


  • Basic understanding of cloud concepts such as virtual machines, containers, and networking


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 46m
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.
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Overview of Google Cloud Platform
Knowledge Check: Overview of Google Cloud Platform
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Connect to Google Compute Engine (GCE) Linux VM Instances Using SSH
This lab will show you two methods for connecting to Linux VM instances over SSH.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 8m
Designing a Google Cloud Infrastructure
This course uses a case study to show how to apply the design principles of security, compliance, and disaster recovery to meet real-world requirements.
Course - Beginner - 28m
Introduction to Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
In this course, you will learn how to build your own private and public networks in GCP.
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.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 20m
Implementing a GCP Virtual Private Cloud
This Course explores how to implement virtual private clouds on the Google Cloud Platform.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 45m
Establishing VPC Network Peering Connections in Google Cloud
Learn how to create a VPC peering connection between separate Google Cloud Networks in this hands-on lab.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
Monitoring VPC and Firewall Operations With Network Telemetry
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.
Course - Intermediate - 40m
Configuring Private Google Access
This Course explores four types of private access options that are available on Google Cloud.
Course - Beginner - 31m
Introduction to Google Cloud VPN
In this course, you will learn how to extend your Google VPCs over the internet by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
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 to your bucket.
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.
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.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 45m
Granting Access to Google Cloud Storage Objects with Signed URLs
Use the gcloud CLI in Google Cloud Shell to create signed URLs to grant anyone access to objects stored in Google Cloud Storage for a set duration in this Lab.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Balance the Traffic to Compute Engine Instances Through a Load Balancer
In this lab you will create an instance group that will hold the VMs in your environment, then you will attach a load balancer to the group.
Course - Intermediate - 55m
Introduction to Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
In this course, we’ll explore some of the ways that GKE implements a Kubernetes cluster.
Course - Intermediate - 32m
GKE Services and Network Policies
This course will cover how to manage communication both inside and outside of your Kubernetes cluster.
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.
Course - Beginner - 32m
Advanced Cluster Options for GKE
In this course, you will learn about some of the more advanced options available when creating a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster.
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.
Course - Intermediate - 4m
Configuring Google Cloud CDN
This course looks at how to configure Google Cloud CDN (Content Delivery Network).
Course - Intermediate - 11m
Troubleshooting Virtual Machine Networking Issues on GCP
In this course, we’ll go over some of the most common networking issues when connecting to or from a virtual machine on Google Cloud Platform.
Course - Intermediate - 34m
Configuring GCP Access and Security
This Course covers how to properly manage IAM, service accounts, and audit logs.
Course - Intermediate - 28m
Introduction to Google Cloud Armor
This course covers the Google Cloud Armor service and how it can help mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, cross-site scripting (XSS), and SQL injection (SQLi).
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 45m
Securing Your Applications with Google Cloud Armor and Firewall Rules
Learn how to protect your cloud applications from unwanted traffic using Google Cloud Armor and Firewall Rules in this hands-on lab.
Course - Intermediate - 36m
Introduction to Google Cloud DNS
Cloud DNS is a scalable, reliable, and managed DNS service that runs on Google Cloud Platform.
Course - Intermediate - 17m
Introduction to Google Cloud NAT
Learn how you can connect your VMs and GKE clusters to the internet without opening them up to outside attack.
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.
Resource - Intermediate - 5h 25m
Required Reading for Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer Exam
Exam - 2h
Cert Prep: Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification
Cert Prep: Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification
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