A Tour of Qwiklabs and Google Cloud

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A Tour of Qwiklabs and Google Cloud

45 minutes Free


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


Google Cloud is a suite of cloud services hosted on Google's infrastructure. From computing and storage, to data analytics, machine learning, and networking, Google Cloud offers a wide variety of services and APIs that can be integrated with any cloud-computing application or project, from personal to enterprise-grade.

In this introductory-level lab, you will take your first steps with Google Cloud by getting hands-on practice with the Cloud Console—an in-browser UI that lets you access and manage Google Cloud services. You will identify key features of Google Cloud and also learn about the details of the Qwiklabs environment. If you are new to cloud computing or looking for an overview of Google Cloud and Qwiklabs, you are in the right place. Read on to learn about the specifics of this lab and areas that you will get hands-on practice with.

What you will learn

In this lab, you will do the following:

  • Learn about the Qwiklabs platform, and identify key features of a lab environment.

  • Learn about (and possibly purchase) Qwiklabs credits, and launch an instance of a lab.

  • Learn how to access the Cloud Console with specific credentials.

  • Learn about Google Cloud projects, and identify common misconceptions about them.

  • Learn how to use the Google Cloud Navigation menu to identify types of Google Cloud services.

  • Learn about primitive roles, and use the Cloud IAM service to inspect actions available to specific users.

  • Learn about the API library, and examine its chief features.


This is an introductory-level lab and the first lab you should take if you're unfamiliar with Google Cloud or Qwiklabs. If you are already experienced with Qwiklabs and the Cloud Console, consider taking one of the following labs:

If you decide to take one, be sure to end this lab now.

If you have a personal or corporate Google Cloud account or project, sign out of that account. If you stay logged in to your personal/corporate account and run the lab in the same browser, your credentials could get confused, resulting in get logged out of the lab accidentally.

If you are use a Pixelbook, run your lab an Incognito window.

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