Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

(1 day)

 

This one-day instructor-led class provides an overview of Google Cloud Platform products and services. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on labs, participants learn the value of Google Cloud Platform and how to incorporate cloud-based solutions into business strategies.

Objectives

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Identify the purpose and value of each of the Google Cloud Platform products and services
  • Interact with Google Cloud Platform services
  • Describe ways in which customers have used Google Cloud Platform
  • Choose among and use application deployment environments on Google Cloud Platform: Google App Engine, Google Container Engine, and Google Compute Engine
  • Choose among and use Google Cloud Platform storage options: Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud Bigtable, and Google Cloud Datastore
  • Make basic use of BigQuery, Google’s managed data warehouse for analytics

Audience 

This class is intended for the following:

  • 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.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with application development, Linux operating systems, systems operations, and data analytics/machine learning is helpful in understanding the technologies covered.


Course Outline

 

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 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 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
  • Lab: Deploying Applications Using Google Container Engine

Module 6: Google Compute Engine and Networking

  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Google Compute Engine
  • Understand the various Google Cloud Platform networking and operational tools and services
  • Lab: Deploying Applications Using Google Compute Engine

Module 7: 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