I upgraded my free trial account. Will I exhaust my $300 credit doing the labs in the associate GCP engineer courses?
Hi James! If you pay attention to what you’re doing and not going too far off course (even a bit off course is definitely fine!), then you should still have tons of free credit left after completing this course. I prefer for students to have the guard-rails of a free trial account, to protect them, but it is because of risk-management and not because you should get anywhere close to that amount of spend. In fact, even though I designed all the labs and worked through them multiple times, I barely even scratched the surface on this account’s $300 credit, myself. 🙂
Definitely do make sure that you have properly set up your billing management, though–with alerts, export to BQ, and delegating non-management access cross-account. And always pay attention to the expected and potential costs of every action you take.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the course!