Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect 2020

By Mattias Andersson (ACG)

Develop the skills to become a real-world professional Cloud Architect

9 hours
  • 66 Lessons
  • 5 Hands-On Labs
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

The Google Cloud is growing quickly; it was named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant and in the 2019 Gartner Data Management Solutions for Analytics Magic Quadrant. There is a growing demand for people who are skilled with using GCP. The Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect certification came up top in the Global Knowledge list of top-paying IT certifications for 2019, with an average annual salary of $139,529.

This course is targeted at efficiently teaching the skills required by the Professional Cloud Architect certification – namely designing, developing and managing dynamic solutions using Google Cloud technologies to drive business objectives.

This course will:

  • Solidify your foundations in designing, planning and implementing cloud architectures.
  • Embed your ability to identify and control data flows to apply to both exam and real-world situations.
  • Help you understand various GCP decision flowcharts that apply to a number of different use cases.
  • Guide you in assessing different architectural environments through the lens of the official GCP sample case studies.
  • Teach you how to make good trade-offs between different options.
  • Empower you to determine, plan, execute and evaluate the architectures that you build, all the while ensuring your solutions are secure, compliant and reliable.

The Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect exam is one of the most challenging certifications in the industry today. It requires more than just familiarity with GCP; you need to have the skills and knowledge to be able to perform a real-world professional Cloud Architect role in order to pass the exam.

This course is not recommended for beginners. You will need baseline experience with GCP and we recommend passing the Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer certification, and taking the [A Cloud Guru Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer course] (https://acloud.guru/learn/gcp-certified-associate-cloud-engineer) first.

See if you have what it takes to pass one of the most challenging and in-demand certifications in Cloud today. Keep being awesome, Cloud Gurus!

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Introduction 23:52

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Welcome!

    2:12

    Course Intro

    15:27

    Following Course Demos Using the Cloud Playground

    4:55
  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Cloud Architecture 47:08

    What is a Cloud Architect?

    7:45

    Exam Guide Guide

    22:12

    Sharpening Your Axe

    2:58

    Architecting Systems Well

    14:13
  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Data Flows 1:02:46

    Section Intro

    0:47

    Data Flows

    16:21

    GCE Challenge Lesson Data Flow

    18:49

    What is Security? (Data Flow)

    13:16

    Water Flows

    13:33
  • Chapter 4 4 Lessons Foundations 49:28

    Key Technical Fundamentals

    18:22

    Loaded Words

    8:02

    Dealing With Compliance - Process and Principles

    17:20

    Descoping for Compliance

    5:44
  • Chapter 5 14 Lessons Case Study Intros 1:35:17

    Intro to Case Study Intros

    5:10

    Mountkirk Games

    19:02

    Dress4win - Company Overview

    10:32

    Dress4win - Solution Concept

    2:53

    Dress4win - Existing Technical Environment

    9:40

    Dress4win - Business Requirements

    6:33

    Dress4win - Technical Requirements

    5:38

    Dress4win - Executive Statement

    6:31

    TerramEarth - Company Overview

    4:38

    TerramEarth - Solution Concept

    5:45

    TerramEarth - Existing Technical Environment

    5:08

    TerramEarth - Business Requirements

    5:13

    TerramEarth - Technical Requirements

    6:41

    TerramEarth - Executive Statement

    1:53
  • Chapter 6 2 Lessons Filling Your Toolbox 4:15

    Changing Gears

    2:47

    GCP Flowcharts

    1:28
  • Chapter 7 7 Lessons Processing 59:17

    Compute (Products)

    8:29

    Compute Options (Flowchart)

    11:22

    Autoscaling Compute Comparison

    9:15

    Machine Learning and AI (Products)

    8:45

    Big Data and IoT (Products)

    14:09

    Dataproc or Dataflow

    7:17

    Creating a Load Balanced Managed Instance Group on Google Cloud Platform

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 7 Lessons Remembering 43:14

    Storage (Products)

    12:02

    Storage Options (Flowchart)

    6:05

    GCS Storage Class Choice (Flowchart)

    5:13

    Database (Products)

    11:41

    Database Options (Flowchart)

    8:13

    Object Versioning in Google Cloud Storage

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Create Streaming Data Pipeline on GCP with Cloud Pub/Sub, Dataflow, and BigQuery

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 6 Lessons Moving 43:22

    Data Transfer (Products)

    2:01

    Data Transfer Options (Flowchart)

    6:31

    External Networking (Products)

    9:38

    Network Tier Choice (Flowchart)

    8:11

    Load Balancer Options (Flowchart)

    10:23

    Internal Networking (Products)

    6:38
  • Chapter 10 9 Lessons Building and Managing 1:09:41

    Identity and Access - Core Security (Products)

    15:12

    Security Management - Monitoring and Response (Products)

    14:59

    Encryption Key Management (Products)

    4:02

    Encryption Key Management Options (Flowchart)

    6:42

    Operations and Management (Products)

    12:15

    Resource Annotation Options (Flowchart)

    5:32

    Development and APIs (Products)

    10:59

    Create and Manage IAM Roles on Google Cloud

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Handling Encryption Keys with Cloud KMS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 11 5 Lessons Exam Prep 2:22:30

    Logistics

    7:15

    Final Prep

    8:55

    Thank You and Good Luck!

    5:05

    Keep Up to Date with GCP This Month

    1:15

    Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect Exam

    2:00:00 Quiz

What you will need

  • This course is not recommended for beginners. You will need baseline experience with GCP.

  • We recommend passing the Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer exam first.

  • We recommend taking the A Cloud Guru Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer course before commencing this one

What you can expect

  • You'll solidify your foundations in designing, planning and implementing cloud architectures.

  • You'll learn how to identify and control data flows effectively.

  • You'll develop the skills and decision-making abilities to make good trade-offs between different options.

  • You'll learn how to determine, plan, execute and evaluate the architectures that you build.

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.

Practice alongside courses in Cloud Playground

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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