Architecting with Google Compute Engine

This course will familiarize you with Google Cloud’s flexible infrastructure and platform services, with a specific focus on Compute Engine. This session uses a combination of lectures, demos, and hands-on labs to explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components like networks, systems, and application services. You’ll also learn how to deploy practical solutions such as hybrid networking, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

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Duration 3 days
Level intermediate
Format Instructor led On-demand

What you'll learn

  • Configure VPC networks and virtual machines
  • Administer Identity and Access Management for resources
  • Implement data storage services in Google Cloud
  • Manage and examine billing of Google Cloud resources
  • Monitor resources using Google Cloud services
  • Connect your infrastructure to Google Cloud
  • Configure load balancers and autoscaling for VM instances
  • Automate the deployment of Google Cloud infrastructure services
  • Leverage managed services in Google Cloud

About this course


11 Modules · 133 Videos · 17 Labs · 28 Classrom activities

Who this course is for
  • Cloud Solutions Architects, DevOps Engineers
  • Individuals using Google Cloud to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure, with a focus on Compute Engine

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

  • Have completed Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or have equivalent experience
  • Have basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Have systems operations experience, including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment
  • Compute Engine
  • VPC Networking
  • Cloud IAM
  • Cloud Storage
  • Cloud SQL
  • Cloud Spanner
  • Cloud Firestore
  • Cloud Bigtable
  • BigQuery
  • Resource Manager
  • Cloud Monitoring
  • Cloud Logging
  • Cloud Interconnect
  • Cloud VPN
  • Cloud Load Balancing
  • Deployment Manager
Not Covered
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • App Engine
  • Cloud Functions
  • Cloud Run
Module 1
Introduction to Google Cloud
  • List the different ways of interacting with Google Cloud
  • Use the Cloud Console and Cloud Shell
  • Create Cloud Storage buckets
  • Use the Google Cloud Marketplace to deploy solutions

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 2
Virtual Networks
  • List the VPC objects in Google Cloud
  • Differentiate between the different types of VPC networks
  • Implement VPC networks and firewall rules
  • Implement Private Google Access and Cloud NAT

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 3
Virtual Machines
  • Recall the CPU and memory options for virtual machines
  • Describe the disk options for virtual machines
  • Explain VM pricing and discounts
  • Use Compute Engine to create and customize VM instances

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 4
Cloud IAM
  • Describe the Cloud IAM resource hierarchy
  • Explain the different types of IAM roles
  • Recall the different types of IAM members
  • Implement access control for resources using Cloud IAM

1 lab and 1 quiz

Module 5
Storage and Database Services
  • Differentiate between Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner, Cloud Firestore and Cloud Bigtable
  • Choose a data storage service based on your requirements
  • Implement data storage services

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 6
Resource Management
  • Describe the cloud resource manager hierarchy
  • Recognize how quotas protect Google Cloud customers
  • Use labels to organize resources
  • Explain the behavior of budget alerts in Google Cloud
  • Examine billing data with BigQuery

1 lab and 1 quiz

Module 7
Resource Monitoring
  • Describe the services for monitoring, logging, error reporting, tracing, and debugging
  • Create charts, alerts, and uptime checks for resources with Cloud Monitoring
  • Use Cloud Debugger to identify and fix errors

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 8
Interconnecting Networks
  • Recall the Google Cloud interconnect and peering services available to connect your infrastructure to Google Cloud
  • Determine which Google Cloud interconnect or peering service to use in specific circumstances
  • Create and configure VPN gateways
  • Recall when to use Shared VPC and when to use VPC Network Peering

1 lab and 1 quiz

Module 9
Load Balancing and Autoscaling
  • Recall the various load balancing services
  • Determine which Google Cloud load balancer to use in specific circumstances
  • Describe autoscaling behavior
  • Configure load balancers and autoscaling

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 10
Infrastructure Automation
  • Automate the deployment of Google Cloud services using Deployment
    Manager or Terraform
  • Outline the Google Cloud Marketplace

2 labs and 1 quiz

Module 11
Managed Services

Describe the managed services for data processing in Google Cloud


1 quiz

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