Networking is a principle theme of cloud computing—it’s the underlying structure of GCP and it’s what connects all your resources and services to one another. This fundamental-level quest will cover essential GCP networking services and will give you hands-on practice with specialized tools for developing mature networks. From learning the ins-and-outs of VPCs, to creating enterprise-grade load balancers, Networking in the Google Cloud will give you the practical experience needed so you can start building robust networks right away.
Security is an uncompromising feature of Google Cloud Platform services, and GCP has developed specific tools for ensuring safety and identity across your projects. In this fundamental-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with GCP’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) service, which is the go-to for managing user and virtual machine accounts. You will get experience with network security by provisioning VPCs and VPNs, and learn what tools are available for security threat and data loss protections.
The move to Google® Cloud Platform (GCP™) public cloud services is underway, and requirements for cloud security are real. Palo Alto Networks® offers innovative and comprehensive protection as you adopt public cloud services. The Palo Alto Networks solutions complement the native GCP security toolset, including network, host and cloud-native security delivered through APIs for comprehensive protection. In this Quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Palo Alto Networks virtual next-generation firewall running in GCP. You will gain practical experience that you can apply to improve visibility and security for your applications and workloads.
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.
In this quest, you will learn about Google Cloud’s IoT Core service and its integration with other services like GCS, Dataprep, Stackdriver and Firestore. The labs in this quest use simulator code to mimic IOT devices and the learning here should empower you to implement the same streaming pipeline with real world IoT devices.
In this fundamental-level quest, you will learn the ins and outs of Stackdriver: an important GCP service for generating insights into applications’ health. Stackdriver provides a wealth of information in application monitoring, report logging, and diagnoses. The labs in this quest will give you hands-on practice with Stackdriver, and will teach you how to monitor virtual machines, generate logs and alerts, and create custom metrics for application data.
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.
In this introductory-level quest, you will learn the fundamentals of developing and deploying applications on the Google Cloud Platform. You will get hands-on experience with the Google App Engine framework by launching applications written in languages like Python, Ruby, and Java (just to name a few). You will see first-hand how straightforward and powerful GCP application frameworks are, and how easily they integrate with GCP database, data-loss prevention, and security services.
Google Cloud Application Programming Interfaces are the mechanism to interact with Google Cloud Services programmatically. This quest will give you hands-on practice with a variety of GCP APIs, which you will learn through working with Google’s APIs Explorer, a tool that allows you to browse APIs and run their methods interactively. By learning how to transfer data between Cloud Storage buckets, deploy Compute Engine instances, configure Dataproc clusters and much more, Exploring APIs will show you how powerful APIs are and why they are used almost exclusively by proficient GCP users. Enroll in this quest today.
The Google Cloud Platform provides many different frameworks and options to fit your application’s needs. In this introductory-level quest, you will get plenty of hands-on practice deploying sample applications on Google App Engine. You will also dive into other web application frameworks like Firebase, Wordpress, and Node.js and see firsthand how they can be integrated with GCP.