Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect

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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect

Author: Google Cloud

The foundation of Professional Cloud Architect mastery is with the real-world job role of the cloud architect. Along with relevant experience, the training in this learning path... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Compute Engine
  • Data Storage Services
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Networking and VPCs
  • Load Balancing
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Debugging
  • IAM
  • Managed Instance Groups
  • Deployment
  • Billing
  • Security

Pre-requisites

Learners should be familiar with the fundamentals of cloud computing and relevant practical experience. Recommended having 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using Google Cloud to attempt the Professional Cloud Architect exam.

Preparing for Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect (PCA) Exam

Along with relevant experience, the training in this learning path will help you prepare for the Professional Cloud Architect (PCA) exam, better understand the areas covered by the exam, and navigate the recommended resources: https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-architect.

For more information about the exam and to register for, and pass the official Google Cloud certification exam, visit cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-architect.

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals - Core Infrastructure

by Google Cloud

Feb 1, 2020 / 3h 17m

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Description

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

Table of contents
  1. Introducing Google Cloud Platform
  2. Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform
  3. Virtual Machines in the Cloud
  4. Storage in the Cloud
  5. Containers in the Cloud
  6. Applications in the Cloud
  7. Developing, Deploying and Monitoring in the Cloud
  8. Big Data and Machine Learning in the Cloud
  9. Summary and Review

Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation

by Google Cloud

Apr 27, 2020 / 3h 17m

3h 17m

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This course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, virtual machines and applications services. You will learn how to use the Google Cloud through the Cloud Console and Cloud Shell. You'll also learn about the role of a cloud architect, approaches to infrastructure design, and virtual networking configuration with Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, and Firewall rules.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to Google Cloud
  3. Virtual Networks
  4. Virtual Machines

Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services

by Google Cloud

Apr 27, 2020 / 3h 16m

3h 16m

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This course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Cloud IAM
  3. Storage and Database Services
  4. Resource Management
  5. Resource Monitoring

Elastic Google Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation

by Google Cloud

Apr 27, 2020 / 2h 58m

2h 58m

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This course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including securely interconnecting networks, load balancing, autoscaling, infrastructure automation and managed services.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Interconnecting Networks
  3. Load Balancing and Autoscaling
  4. Infrastructure Automation
  5. Managed Services

Reliable Google Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process

by Google Cloud

Apr 10, 2020 / 4h 14m

4h 14m

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This course equips students to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud using proven design patterns. It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Compute Engine or Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine course and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in either of those courses. Through a combination of presentations, design activities, and hands-on labs, participants learn to define and balance business and technical requirements to design Google Cloud deployments that are highly reliable, highly available, secure, and cost-effective.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Defining Services
  3. Microservice Design and Architecture
  4. DevOps Automation
  5. Choosing Storage Solutions
  6. Google Cloud and Hybrid Network Architecture
  7. Deploying Applications to Google Cloud
  8. Designing Reliable Systems
  9. Security
  10. Maintenance and Monitoring
  11. Course Resources

Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine - Foundations

by Google Cloud

Mar 10, 2020 / 2h 1m

2h 1m

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In this course, Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine:Foundations, you get a review of the layout and principles of Google Cloud Platform, followed by an introduction to creating and managing software containers and an introduction to the architecture of Kubernetes.

Table of contents
  1. Course introduction
  2. Introduction to Google Cloud Platform
  3. Containers and Kubernetes in GCP
  4. Kubernetes Architecture

Preparing for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect Exam

by Google Cloud

May 4, 2020 / 2h 26m

2h 26m

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From the course:"The best way to prepare for the exam is to be competent in the skills required of the job." This course uses a top-down approach to recognize knowledge and skills already known, and to surface information and skill areas for additional preparation. You can use this course to help create your own custom preparation plan. It helps you distinguish what you know from what you don't know. And it helps you develop and practice skills required of practitioners who perform this job. The course follows the organization of the Exam Guide outline, presenting highest-level concepts, "touchstones", for you to determine whether you feel confident about your knowledge of that area and its dependent concepts, or if you want more study. You also will learn about and have the opportunity to practice key job skills, including cognitive skills such as case analysis, identifying technical watchpoints, and developing proposed solutions. These are job skills that are also exam skills. You will also test your basic abilities with Activity Tracking Challenge Labs. And you will have many sample questions similar to those on the exam, including solutions. The end of the course contains an ungraded practice exam quiz, followed by a graded practice exam quiz that simulates the exam-taking experience.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Preparing for the Professional Cloud Architect Exam
  2. Sample Case Studies
  3. Designing and Implementing
  4. Optimizing and Operating
  5. Resources and next steps