Free Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure Training

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 9:00 – 17:00 CET | English

One-Day Introduction to Google Cloud Platform – Presentations, Demos, and Hands-On Labs

This Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure course is the first step in your path to gaining Google Cloud certifications, including the Professional Cloud Architect, Professional Cloud Engineer, Professional Cloud Security Engineer, Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer, and Professional Cloud Developer.

Join Google and for this free-of-charge, one-day, virtual, instructor-led training session on Thursday, February 10. This training is the most effective way to start your learning and certification journey on Google Cloud. This course has been designed as an introduction to the important concepts and terminology for working with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) products and services.

Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, experienced trainer Koen Maes (g-company, also part of Xebia) will discuss the value of Google Cloud Platform and how to incorporate cloud-based solutions into business strategies.

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Who Should Attend

  • Individuals planning to deploy applications and create application environments on Google Cloud Platform
  • Developers, systems operations professionals, and solution architects getting started with Google Cloud Platform
  • Executives and business decision-makers evaluating the potential of Google Cloud Platform to address their business needs

Course Outline

The course includes presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs.

Module 1: Introducing Google Cloud Platform

  • Explain the advantages of Google Cloud Platform.
  • Define the components of Google’s network infrastructure, including: Points of presence, data centers, regions, and zones.
  • Understand the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Module 2: Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform

  • Identify the purpose of projects on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for Identity and Access Management.
  • List the methods of interacting with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Lab: Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform.

Module 3: Google Compute Engine and Networking

  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Google Compute Engine.
  • Understand the basics of networking in Google Cloud Platform.
  • Lab: Deploying Applications Using Google Compute Engine.

Module 4: Google Cloud Platform Storage Options

  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for: Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, and Google Cloud Bigtable.
  • Learn how to choose between the various storage options on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Lab: Integrating Applications with Google Cloud Storage.

Module 5: Google Container Engine

  • Define the concept of a container and identify uses for containers.
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Google Container Engine and Kubernetes.
  • Introduction to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud computing (Anthos).
  • Lab: Deploying Applications Using Google Container Engine.

Module 6: Google App Engine and Google Cloud Datastore

  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for Google App Engine and Google Cloud Datastore.
  • Contrast the App Engine Standard environment with the App Engine Flexible environment.
  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for Google Cloud Endpoints.
  • Lab: Deploying Applications Using App Engine and Cloud Datastore.

Module 7: Deployment and Monitoring

  • Understand the purpose of template-based creation and management of resources.
  • Understand the purpose of integrated monitoring, alerting, and debugging.
  • Lab: Getting Started with Stackdriver and Deployment Manager.

Module 8: Big Data and Machine Learning

  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for the products and services in the Google Cloud big data and machine learning platforms.
  • Lab: Getting Started with BigQuery.

Module 9: Summary and Review

  • Summary and Review.
  • What’s Next?

About Koen Maes

Koen is a GCP cloud consultant at g-company, where he specializes in building solutions using GCP. He holds a number of technical certifications in GCP on both data and Infrastructure related topics and was part of the first group of Authorized GCP trainers accredited back in 2014.

Today Koen is mostly focusing on infrastructure-related types of problems with GCP and divides his time between building real-world solutions for our customers and bringing this experience to the classroom.

Koen Maes - GCP Trainer