Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer 2020

By Mattias Andersson (ACG)

Develop the hands-on skills you need to set up and manage Google Cloud (GCP) applications and become a Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer ACE.

10 hours
  • 89 Lessons
  • 9 Hands-On Labs
  • 1 Course Quiz
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

The Google Cloud is growing quickly; it was once again named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant, and demand for people with Google Cloud skills is running high. Google has created their Associate Cloud Engineer certification to identify individuals who are capable in this regard.

This course is targeted at efficiently teaching the skills required by the certification–namely deploying applications, monitoring operations, and managing enterprise solutions. It also helps people demonstrate those skills through certification. The certification requires candidates be able to use both the Google Cloud console and the command-line to perform many common platform-based tasks, but this course does not require students to already have experience with either.

This course will prepare you to:

  • Set-up and configure Google Cloud accounts using best practices.
  • Use GCP services like Cloud Storage, Compute Engine, and Kubernetes Engine in your everyday work.
  • Pass the GCP Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) certification exam.
  • Build a strong foundation to pass other Google certifications, such as the GCP Professional Cloud Architect (PCA) certification exam.

No coding experience is required and code used for labs is provided.

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Course Intro 20:51

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Making Comparisons (with guest Ryan Kroonenburg)

    3:54

    Course Intro/Outline and Student Background

    10:44

    Following Course Demos Using the Cloud Playground

    4:55
  • Chapter 2 1 Lesson Cert Overview 8:06

    Exam Guide (Blueprint)

    8:06
  • Chapter 3 2 Lessons Intro to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 15:08

    GCP Context

    5:02

    GCP Design and Structure

    10:06
  • Chapter 4 3 Lessons Intro to GCP Products/Services 27:22

    How to Cheat

    4:13

    Products/Services as Building Blocks

    5:51

    Key Building Blocks

    17:18
  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson Getting Started 4:44

    Milestone: Start?

    4:44
  • Chapter 6 11 Lessons Account Setup 1:16:17

    Free-Tier GCP Accounts

    6:15

    Demo: Create Free-Tier GCP Account

    9:12

    Demo: Explore GCP Console

    6:36

    Demo: Set Up Billing Export

    7:59

    View Sample Billing Data with BigQuery

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Demo: Set Up Billing Alert

    2:57

    Demo: Set Up Non-Admin User Access

    7:59

    Demo: Explore Cloud Shell and Editor

    10:36

    Data Flows

    16:42

    Demo: Update Course Lab Files

    4:29

    Milestone: Open World

    3:32
  • Chapter 7 7 Lessons Basic Services 1:24:51

    Demo: GCS: Google Cloud Storage

    11:14

    Demo: GCS via gsutil in Command Line

    12:33

    Demo: Starting Our First GCE VM: Google Compute Engine Setup

    10:48

    Rundown on gcloud

    14:30

    Demo: GCE In and Out

    16:01

    Demo: GCE via Console

    18:14

    Milestone: Solid Foundation

    1:31
  • Chapter 8 7 Lessons Basic Services Challenge Lessons 1:04:21

    GCS & GCE Challenge Lesson

    4:43

    GCS & GCE Challenge Lesson Data Flow

    19:30

    GCS & GCE Challenge Lesson Demo

    9:24

    Basic Services Sample Practice Questions

    15:00 Quiz

    Basic Services Sample Practice Questions Breakdown

    13:29

    Milestone: Standing On Your Own

    2:15

    Working with Custom Images on Google Compute Engine

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 2 Lessons Scaling 21:58

    Demo: Managed Instance Groups

    19:12

    Milestone: Robust Mental Model

    2:46
  • Chapter 10 9 Lessons Security 47:17

    What is Security? (Data Flow)

    13:28

    IAM Breakdown - Resource Hierarchy (To which thing?)

    3:22

    IAM Breakdown - Permissions & Roles (Can do what?)

    4:19

    IAM Breakdown - Members & Groups (Who?)

    4:19

    IAM Breakdown - Policies (Bindings)

    7:55

    IAM Breakdown - Wrap-Up

    2:10

    Billing Access Control

    9:25

    Milestone: Secure All The Things!

    2:19

    Understanding Service Accounts and Scopes on Google Compute Engine

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 11 15 Lessons Networking 1:17:52

    Routing - Overview

    3:40

    Routing - To Google's Network (Premium Routing Tier)

    3:13

    Routing - To the Right Resource (Load Balancing)

    9:41

    Routing - Among Resources (VPC)

    5:59

    Demo: Creating Auto-Mode VPCs

    4:56

    Demo: Custom-Mode VPCs - Part 1 - Creating the VPC

    2:55

    Demo: Custom-Mode VPCs - Part 2 - Creating the Custom Role and Service Account

    4:38

    Demo: Custom-Mode VPCs - Part 3 - Using the VPC and Configuring Firewall Rules

    10:17

    Custom-Mode VPCs - Challenge Lesson

    3:23

    Custom-Mode VPCs - Challenge Lesson Solution - Main Setup

    7:09

    Custom-Mode VPCs - Challenge Lesson Solution - Firewall Rules

    18:44

    Networking Exam Tips

    3:17

    Creating a Custom Mode VPC Network on Google Cloud Platform

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating Firewall Rules on a Google Cloud VPC Network

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating a Load Balanced Managed Instance Group on Google Cloud Platform

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 12 3 Lessons GKE: Google Kubernetes Engine 6:42

    GKE - Everything You Need

    4:18

    GKE - Welcome Back!

    2:24

    Creating and Deploying a Google Kubernetes Engine Cluster

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 13 2 Lessons GAE: Google App Engine 6:09

    App Engine - Challenge Lesson

    6:09

    Managing Versions of an App Engine Application

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 14 15 Lessons Services Breadth 2:12:51

    Changing Gears To Breadth

    2:01

    Compute

    8:29

    Storage

    12:02

    Databases

    11:41

    Data Transfer

    2:01

    External Networking

    9:38

    Internal Networking

    6:38

    Machine Learning / AI

    8:45

    Big Data and IoT

    14:09

    Identity and Access - Core Security

    15:12

    Security Management - Monitoring and Response

    14:59

    Encryption Key Management

    4:02

    Operations and Management

    12:15

    Development and APIs

    10:59

    Deploying Resources with Google Cloud Deployment Manager

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 15 1 Lesson System of Services 4:32

    Putting It All Together

    4:32
  • Chapter 16 1 Lesson Wrapping Up 1:41

    Milestone: Almost There?

    1:41
  • Chapter 17 4 Lessons Exam Prep 24:15

    Logistics

    6:54

    Final Prep

    9:15

    Milestone: Soaring

    3:01

    Thank You and Good Luck!

    5:05
  • Chapter 18 3 Lessons But Wait, There's More! 2:03:04

    Beyond ACE

    1:49

    Keep Up to Date with GCP This Month

    1:15

    Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Exam

    2:00:00 Quiz

What you will need

  • You should understand the basic concepts of Cloud Computing. If you’re completely new to Cloud, please watch ACG’s Introduction to Cloud Computing.

  • No coding experience is required and code used for labs is provided.

What you can expect

  • Set up a Google Cloud environment, including billing accounts, projects, tools, access, and security

  • Plan, configure, implement, deploy, monitor, and manage solutions in the Google Cloud

  • Get familiar with using the Google Cloud through both the console and the command-line

  • Pass the Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam

  • Build a strong foundation for other GCP certification exams

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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What is Cloud Playground? Cloud Playground lets you build skills in real-world AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure environments. Spin up risk-free Sandboxes, Servers and Terminals and follow along with courses, test a new idea or prepare for exams.

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