Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer Exam Preparation

AVG Duration15h


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 GCP network
  • Implementing a GCP Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Configuring network services
  • Implementing hybrid interconnectivity
  • Implementing network security
  • Managing and monitoring network operations
  • Optimizing network resources

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


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

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.
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.
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 - 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 - 1h 18m
Deploying Networking and Compute Resources on Google Cloud Platform
This course teaches you how to deploy network and compute resources on GCP, preparing you for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 49m
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 - 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 - Advanced - 1h 13m
Managing Your Google Cloud Infrastructure
This hands-on tutorial teaches you monitoring, testing, managing, and troubleshooting your GCP app infrastructure.
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 - 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.
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 - Beginner - 2h
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