In this introductory-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Google Cloud Platform’s fundamental tools and services. GCP 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 GCP project. From writing Cloud Shell commands and deploying your first virtual machine, to running applications on Kubernetes Engine or with load balancing, GCP Essentials is a prime introduction to the platform’s basic features. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.
In this series of labs you will learn how to use BigQuery to analyze NCAA basketball data with SQL and end with building a Machine Learning Model to predict the outcomes of NCAA March Madness basketball tournament games.
Learn how to query, ingest, optimize, visualize, and even build machine learning models in SQL inside of BigQuery, capable of processing petabyte-size datasets.
This advanced-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 Data Engineer Certification. From Big Query, to Dataproc, to Tensorflow, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your GCP data engineering knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, you will need other preparation too. The exam is quite challenging and external studying, experience, and/or background in cloud data engineering is recommended.
This quest provides hands-on practice with a variety of GCP APIs (Application Programming Interface), and with Google’s APIs Explorer, which allows you to browse APIs and run their methods interactively. Transfer data between Cloud Storage buckets, deploy Compute Engine instances, and configure Dataproc clusters. Exploring APIs will show you how powerful APIs are and why they are popular with proficient GCP users.
Apigee enables you to create APIs and manage them for the benefit of other developers who might need to use your software. Apigee Edge enables you to quickly expose backend services as APIs. These "API Products" offer different capabilities and levels of service, with consumption managed by Apigee. Istio is an open source framework for connecting, securing, and managing microservices, especially services that are hosted in a Kubernetes cluster. This Quest of hands-on labs gives you practice in using Apigee for API creation and management functionality when you decide to modernize an application backend on Google Kubernetes Engine and an Istio based service mesh.
Containerized applications have changed the game and are here to stay. With Kubernetes, you can orchestrate containers with ease, and integration with the Google Cloud Platform is seamless. In this advanced-level quest, you will be exposed to a wide range of Kubernetes use cases and will get hands-on practice architecting solutions over the course of 9 labs. From building Slackbots with NodeJS, to deploying game servers on clusters, to running the Cloud Vision API, Kubernetes Solutions will show you first-hand how agile and powerful this container orchestration system is.
C# has powered Windows .NET application development for nearly two decades and Google Cloud is committed to supporting developers getting their .NET workloads up and running on the GCP platform. In this quest, you will learn how to run C# apps in GCP, and specifically how to take your apps to the next level by interfacing them with the big data and machine learning APIs that are accessible now from C#. By enrolling in Developing Data and Machine Learning Apps with C# you will see firsthand how seamlessly GCP integrates with .NET workloads and what the possibilities are for leveraging big data and ML services in your own C# projects.
In this Quest, the experienced user of Google Cloud will learn how to describe and launch cloud resources with Terraform, an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned. In these nine hands-on labs, you will work with example templates and understand how to launch a range of configurations, from simple servers, through full load-balanced applications.
In this advanced-level quest, you will learn how you to harness serious GCP power and infrastructure. The hands-on labs will give you use cases, and you will be tasked with implementing scaling practices utilized by Google’s very own Solutions Architecture team. From developing enterprise grade load balancing and autoscaling, to building continuous delivery pipelines, Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling your Infrastructure will teach you best practices for taking your GCP projects to the next level.