Introduction to Google Cloud

By Broadus Palmer

Learn the foundations of Google Cloud such as Identity and Access Management, Compute Engine instances, storage, and networking.

4.6 hours
  • 29 Lessons
  • 5 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Hello Cloud Gurus,
Welcome to our Introduction to Google Cloud Course.
Within this course, you can expect to learn the foundations of Google Cloud such as Identity and Access Management, Compute Engine instances, storage, and networking. We get hands on with some services as well such as Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud SQL, and more.

If you are new to Google Cloud and you want to see how the platform and services work, then this is the course for you! To get the most out of this course you should have an understanding of cloud concepts, as we will be covering the basics of GCP but not the cloud itself.

If you have any questions, jump in our community forum. We encourage you to reach out and work with others in the community on a similar journey.

  • Chapter 1 2 Lessons Getting Started 1:25

    Course Introduction


    Getting to Know the Training Architect

  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons Google Cloud Foundations 9:52

    Google Cloud Overview


    Understanding Google Cloud Design and Structure


    What's Different About Google Cloud?


    Who Are Google Cloud's Competitors?


    Let's Talk About Using APIs

  • Chapter 3 3 Lessons Identity and Access Management 9:21

    What Is IAM?


    Let's Talk About Organization


    What Are Google Cloud Projects?

  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Networking 18:07

    Understanding Network Design in Google Cloud


    Creating Your First VPC in Google Cloud

    15:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 3 Lessons Compute Engine Instance 52:24

    What Is Compute Engine?


    Different Types of Compute Engine Instances


    Creating and Configuring a Compute Engine Instance

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 3 Lessons Storage 39:09

    What Is Cloud Storage?


    Implementing Storage on Various Classes in GCP


    Creating a Folder and Uploading an Object in Cloud Storage

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 2 Lessons Database Service 1:19:36

    What Type of Database Services Does GCP Offer?


    Creating a CloudSQL Instance in Google Cloud

    1:15:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 4 Lessons Big Data and Messaging 54:20

    Introduction to Big Query


    Getting to Know Google Dataflow


    Join the Club of Pub/Sub


    Creating a Topic and Subscription with Pub/Sub in Google Cloud

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 3 Lessons Advanced Major Services 6:33

    Understanding Security


    How Are Resources Monitored?


    Learning More About Machine Learning and AI

  • Chapter 10 2 Lessons Next Steps 2:51

    What's Next?


    Keep Up to Date with GCP This Month


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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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