My general consensus on the ACG course – it’s definitely NOT enough to pass the exam.
I used study guides from Udemy to really understand the different tools and components required in GCP ACE exam after I realized the course here isn’t useful in covering the depth.
Some of the tough questions that I faced during the exams were:
– VPCs (understanding VPC peering, network, interconnect) between Kubernetes clusters, GCE instances, and on-premises servers
IAM – understanding how to assign roles and permissions to service accounts + users to achieve least privileged access, and which roles to assign to which users/VMs to perform specific tasks e.g. Cloud Storage Upload
Deployments in App Engine – must understand how deployments are done, how to allocate split traffic between new and existing instances
GKE – resizing clusters, how to link GCR to Kubernetes deployments and types of networking (load balancer, ClusterIP, Node Port) in GKE
Cloud Logging – different types of logs like data access logs, admin activity logs, and when to use them
Organization vs Projects – what access do I need to create projects and projects’ resources for different teams/departments
Databases (very simple and straightforward) – only Spanner and Cloud SQL came out for me, a few occasional questions on BigQuery
Cloud Storage – how do you change bucket type e.g. from Standard to Nearline (rewrite)
This exam is definitely not easy, the questions are long and the answers are equally long (and confusing), so you need to be ready to filter answers as best as possible. Good luck!