Become a cloud expert with hands-on training.
We give you temporary credentials to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, so you can learn the cloud using the real thing – no simulations. From 30-minute individual labs to multi-day courses, from introductory level to expert, instructor-led or self-paced, with topics like machine learning, security, infrastructure, app dev, and more, we've got you covered.
Google Cloud Essentials
In this introductory-level Quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Google Cloud’s fundamental tools and services. Google Cloud Essentials is the recommended first Quest for the Google Cloud learner - you will come in with little or no prior cloud knowledge, and come out with practical experience that you can apply to your first Google Cloud project. From writing Cloud Shell commands and deploying your first virtual machine, to running applications on Kubernetes Engine or with load balancing, Google Cloud Essentials is a prime introduction to the platform’s basic features. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.
If you are a novice cloud developer looking for hands-on practice beyond GCP Essentials, this quest is for you. You will get practical experience through labs that dive into Cloud Storage and other key application services like Stackdriver and Cloud Functions. By taking this quest, you will develop valuable skills that are applicable to any GCP initiative. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for these labs.
Kubernetes in Google Cloud
Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestration system and the Google Kubernetes Engine was designed specifically to support managed Kubernetes deployments in the Google Cloud. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice configuring Docker images and containers, and deploying fully-fledged Kubernetes Engine applications. This quest will teach you the practical skills needed for integrating container orchestration into your own workflow.
Obtain a competitive advantage through DevOps. DevOps is an organizational and cultural movement that aims to increase software delivery velocity, improve service reliability, and build shared ownership among software stakeholders. In this quest you will learn how to use Google Cloud to improve the speed, stability, availability, and security of your software delivery capability. DevOps Research and Assessment has joined Google Cloud. How does your team measure up? Take this five multiple-choice question quiz and find out!
This fundamental-level quest is unique amongst the other Qwiklabs offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Certification. From IAM, to networking, to Kubernetes engine deployment, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your GCP knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, we recommend that you also review the exam guide and other available preparation resources.
Challenge: GCP Architecture
This quest of "Challenge Labs" gives the student preparing for the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect certification hands-on practice with common business/technology solutions using Google Cloud architectures. Challenge Labs do not provide the "cookbook" steps, but require solutions to be built with minimal guidance, across many Google Cloud technologies. All labs have activity tracking, and in order to earn this badge you must score 100% in each lab. This quest is not easy and will put your Google Cloud technology skills to the test! Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your knowledge and abilities, additional study, experience, and background in cloud architecture is recommended to prepare for this certification.
Cloud Healthcare API
Cloud Healthcare API bridges the gap between care systems and applications built on Google Cloud. By supporting standards-based data formats and protocols of existing healthcare technologies, Cloud Healthcare API connects your data to advanced Google Cloud capabilities, including streaming data processing with Cloud Dataflow, scalable analytics with BigQuery, and machine learning with Cloud Machine Learning Engine. In this Quest you will use the Cloud Healthcare API to ingest and process data in the industry standard FHIR, HL7v2 and DICOM formats, train a TensorFlow model for prediction with FHIR data, and also gain practice with de-identification of datasets.
A Tour of Qwiklabs and the Google Cloud Platform
In this first hands-on lab you will access Qwiklabs and the Google Cloud Platform Console and use the basic GCP features: Projects, Resources, IAM Users, Roles, Permissions, APIs, and Cloud Shell.
Creating a Virtual Machine
In this hands-on lab, you’ll learn how to create a Google Compute Engine virtual machine and understand zones, regions, and machine types. To preview, watch the short video Create a Virtual Machine, GCP Essentials.
Getting Started with Cloud Shell & gcloud
In this hands-on lab you will learn how to connect to computing resources hosted on Google Cloud Platform via the web. You will also learn how to use Cloud Shell and the Cloud SDK gcloud command. For a preview, watch the short video Get Started with Cloud Shell, GCP Essentials.
Kubernetes Engine: Qwik Start
Google Kubernetes Engine provides a managed environment for deploying, managing, and scaling your containerized applications using Google infrastructure. This hands-on lab shows you how deploy a containerized application with Kubernetes Engine. Watch the short video Manage Containerized Apps with Kubernetes Engine.
Establish a Data Lake from Stackdriver Logging to BigQuery with Apigee
In this lab, you will learn how to export logs data from Google Stackdriver to BigQuery for analysis, and then provide access to this aggregated data via APIs using Apigee Edge
Introducing API Management on Top of a Legacy Platform
Create of an API proxy to apply API key verification and rate limiting policies and Developer credentials to consume a published API.
Leverage Apigee to Modernize Exposure & Secure Access
In this lab you will learn how to leverage Apigee to modernize a SOAP service by easily exposing it as a RESTful API and securing the access to the public endpoint..
Hardening Default GKE Cluster Configurations
This lab demonstrates some of the security concerns of a default GKE cluster configuration and the corresponding hardening measures to prevent multiple paths of pod escape and cluster privilege escalation
Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB
This lab teaches you about Amazon DynamoDB by walking you through how to create, query, view and delete a table in the AWS Management Console.
Serverless Architectures using Amazon CloudWatch Events and Scheduled Events with AWS Lambda
This is a two part lab. In part one of the lab, you will learn how to use a Lambda function with CloudWatch events to monitor the creation of an EC2 instance, using a Lambda function you create manually. In part two of the lab, you will create a Lambda function from a blueprint to alert you to a CloudWatch alarm, with notification through an Amazon SNS topic. Prerequisites: To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with basic CloudWatch and SNS concepts. Node.js and Python programming are required, although full solution code is provided. You should have at a minimum taken the “Introduction to AWS Lambda” lab.
Become a Cloud Expert
Infrastructure & DevOps
Implement, deploy, migrate and maintain applications in the cloud.
Websites & App Dev
For software engineers who develop applications in the cloud.
Design, build, analyze, and optimize big data solutions.
Write distributed machine learning models that scale.
Security, Backup & Recovery
Stay compliant and protect information, data applications and infrastructure.