In this introductory-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Google Cloud Platform’s fundamental tools and services. GCP Essentials is Qwiklabs’ most popular quest and for good reason—you will come in with little, or no prior cloud knowledge and come out with practical experience that you can apply to any GCP project. From writing Cloud Shell commands and deploying your first virtual machine, to running applications on Kubernetes Engine with load balancing, GCP Essentials is a prime introduction to the platform’s features. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.
If you are a novice cloud developer looking for hands-on practice with GCP’s core infrastructure services, do yourself a favor and enroll in this quest. As a student, you will get practical experience by taking labs that dive into Cloud Storage, computing engines like Kubernetes, and key application services like Stackdriver and Deployment Manager. By taking this quest, you will develop invaluable skills that apply to any GCP project. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.
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.
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.
It’s no secret that machine learning is one of the fastest growing fields in tech, and the Google Cloud Platform has been instrumental in furthering it’s development. With a host of APIs, GCP has a tool for just about any machine learning job. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with machine learning APIs by taking labs like Implementing an AI Chatbot with Dialogflow and Detect Labels, Faces, and Landmarks in Images with the Cloud Vision API.
Cloud SQL is a fully managed database service that stands out from its peers due to high performance, seamless integration, and impressive scalability. In this fundamental-level quest, you will receive hands-on practice with the basics of Cloud SQL and quickly progress to advanced features, which you will apply to production frameworks and application environments. From creating instances and querying data with SQL, to building Deployment Manager scripts and highly available databases that run on GKE containers, Cloud SQL will give you the knowledge and experience needed so you can start integrating this service right away.
If you’re looking to take your Google Cloud application to the next level, look no further than Deployment Manager. By automating the creation of GCP resources and services, Deployment Manager lets you focus on developing rather than maintaining. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands on practice with Deployment Manager by building custom templates, automating Python and Jinja application instances, and scaling custom networks.
This quest is designed to teach you how to apply AWS Identity and Access Management, in concert with several other AWS Services, to address real-world application and service security management scenarios.