Google Cloud Fundamentals for AWS Professionals 

(1 day)


This course teaches AWS professionals about the core capabilities of Google Cloud: networking, compute, storage, and databases.

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. 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 the purpose and value of Google Cloud products and services.
  • Interact with Google Cloud services.
  • Choose among and use application deployment environments on Google Cloud: App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, and Compute Engine.
  • Choose among and use Google Cloud’s storage options: Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Firestore.


  • 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


  • Familiarity with application development, systems operations, and Linux and Windows operating systems is helpful in understanding the technologies covered

Course Outline 

Module 1: Introducing Google Cloud 

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

Module 2: Resources and Access in the Cloud

  • Identify the purpose of projects on Google Cloud
  • Define the purpose of and use cases for Identity and Access Management
  • List the methods of interacting with Google Cloud

Module 3: Virtual Machines and Networks in the Cloud

  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Compute Engine
  • Define the basics of networking in Google Cloud

Module 4: Storage in the Cloud

  • Classify the purpose of and use cases for Cloud Storage and the database options available in Google Cloud
  • Distinguish between Google Cloud’s storage options

Module 5: Containers in the Cloud

  • Define the concept of a container and identify its uses
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Google Kubernetes Engine and Kubernetes
  • Identify the purpose of hybrid- and multi-cloud computing with Anthos

Module 6: Applications in the Cloud

  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for App Engine
  • Contrast the App Engine Standard environment with the App Engine Flexible environment
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Cloud Endpoints

Module 7: Developing and Deploying in the Cloud 

  • Describe how Cloud Source Repositories and Cloud Functions can support application development on Google Cloud
  • Explain how template-based creation and management of resources leverages a template to produce efficient app deployment and management

Module 8: Logging and Monitoring in the Cloud

  • Define SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs
  • Identify the purpose of integrated monitoring, alerting, and debugging

Module 9: Course Summary

  • Review the learning concepts from the course