Google Cloud Fundamentals for AWS Professionals 

(1 day)


This course teaches AWS professionals about the core capabilities of Google
Cloud in the four technology pillars: networking, compute, storage, and database.
It is designed for AWS system administrators, solutions architects, and SysOps
administrators who are familiar with AWS features and setup and want to gain
experience configuring Google Cloud products immediately. This course uses
lectures, demos, and hands-on labs to show you the similarities and differences
between the two platforms and teach you about some basic tasks on Google Cloud.


  • Identify Google Cloud counterparts for Amazon VPC, subnets, routes, NACLs, IGW, Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, auto-scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS IAM
  • Configure accounts, billing, projects, networks, subnets, firewalls, VMs, disks, auto-scaling, load balancing, storage, databases, IAM, and more
  • Manage and monitor applications
  • Explain feature and pricing model differences


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


To get the most out of this course, participants should :

  • Have basic proficiency with networking technologies like subnets and routing.
  • Have basic proficiency with command-line tools.
  • Students are expected to have experience with Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2 instances, and disks. Familiarity with Amazon S3 and AWS database technologies is recommended.

Course Outline 

Module 1: Introducing Google Cloud 

  • Explain the advantages of Google
  • 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

  • Identify the purpose of projects on Google Cloud
  • Understand how AWS resource hierarchy differs from Google Cloud’s
  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for Identity and Access Management
  • Understand how AWS IAM differs from Google Cloud IAM
  • List the methods of interacting with Google Cloud
  • Launch a solution using Cloud Marketplace

Module 3: Virtual Machines in the Cloud

  • Identify the purpose and use cases for Google Compute Engine
  • Understand the basics of networking in Google Cloud
  • Understand how Amazon VPC differs from Google VPC
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Amazon EC2 and Google Compute Engine
  • Understand how typical approaches to load-balancing in Google Cloud differ from those in AWS
  • Deploy applications using Google Compute Engine

Module 4: Storage in the Cloud

  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for: Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Datastore
  • Understand how Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier compare to Cloud Storage
  • Compare Google Cloud’s managed database services with Amazon RDS
  • Learn how to choose among the various storage options on Google Cloud
  • Load data from Cloud Storage into BigQuery

Module 5: Containers in the Cloud

  • Define the concept of a container and identify uses for containers
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Google Container Engine and Kubernetes
  • Understand how Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) differ from GKE
  • Provision a Kubernetes cluster using Kubernetes Engine
  • Deploy and manage Docker containers using kubectl

Module 6: Applications in the Cloud

  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for Google App Engine
  • Contrast the App Engine Standard environment with the App Engine Flexible environment
  • Understand how App Engine differs from Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for Google Cloud Endpoints

Module 7: Developing, Deploying, and Monitoring in the Cloud 

  • Understand options for software developers to host their source code
  • Understand the purpose of template-based creation and management of resources
  • Understand how Cloud Deployment Manager differs from AWS CloudFormation
  • Understand the purpose of integrated monitoring, alerting, and debugging
  • Understand how Google Monitoring differs from Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail
  • Create a Deployment Manager deployment
  • Update a Deployment Manager deployment
  • View the load on a VM instance using Google Monitoring

Module 8: Big Data and Machine Learning in the Cloud

  • Understand the purpose of and use cases for the products and services in the
    Google Cloud big data and machine learning platforms
  • Understand how Google Cloud BigQuery differs from Amazon Redshift
  • Understand how Google Cloud Pub/Sub differs from Amazon SQS
  • Understand how Google Cloud’s machine-learning APIs differ from AWS’s
  • Load data into BigQuery from Cloud Storage
  • Perform queries using BigQuery to gain insight into data

Module 9: Summary and Review

  • Review the products that make up Google Cloud and remember how to choose among them
  • Understand next steps for training and certification
  • Understand, at a high level, the process of migrating from AWS to Google Cloud