Crash Course on Google Cloud Platform

By Mattias Andersson (ACG)

An efficient introduction to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including its general structure and a quick look at each service.

3 hours
  • 20 Lessons

About the course

Have you been curious about the Google Cloud Platform? Maybe asking yourself whether it deserves your attention but never having enough time to do more than just wonder? Well, if you can carve out just a couple of hours, this is the crash course for you!

This course is meant to be a very efficient introduction to the Google Cloud Platform. Topics include how GCP is designed, its general structure, and the various services–but not just a couple of them! This course gives you a quick look at the main points of each service in GCP, including how it connects to the others and how you get charged for it.

Because the coverage is very broad, this course can also be a helpful review for people who want to become a Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect. But this course is not about certification; it’s all about the Google Cloud Platform, from end to end.

  • Chapter 1 2 Lessons Introduction 6:03

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    Course Outline

  • Chapter 2 2 Lessons Overview of GCP 15:08

    GCP Context


    GCP Design and Structure

  • Chapter 3 13 Lessons Products/Services 2:10:50







    Data Transfer


    External Networking


    Internal Networking


    Machine Learning / AI


    Big Data and IoT


    Identity and Access - Core Security


    Security Management - Monitoring and Response


    Encryption Key Management


    Operations and Management


    Development and APIs

  • Chapter 4 3 Lessons Beyond Services 7:40

    Putting It All Together


    Learning GCP


    Keep Up to Date with GCP This Month


What you will need

  • Must have a basic understanding of IT and the internet

  • Helpful to understand what the cloud is (Intro to Cloud)

  • No experience required with GCP or AWS (though they wouldn’t hurt, either)

What you can expect

  • See how GCP fits into the cloud landscape

  • Learn the general principles of GCP

  • Gain a basic understanding of every service in GCP

  • Figure out whether you want to dive deeper into GCP

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