Google Cloud Certified Professional Security Engineer

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Google Cloud Certified Professional Security Engineer

Author: Google Cloud

87% of Google Cloud certified users feel more confident in their cloud skills*. This program provides the skills you need to advance your career as a security engineer and

  1. Complete the Google Cloud Security Certification Path
  2. Review other recommended learning resources for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer exam.
  3. Review the Google Cloud Professional Security Engineer exam guide.
  4. Review the Professional Cloud Security Engineer sample questions.
  5. Register for the Google Cloud certification exam. (The exam can be taken remotely or at a test center)

  • Percentages indicate those who strongly or somewhat agree with the statement. Findings from a survey conducted with Google Cloud certified individuals in May 2019 by an independent third-party research organization.
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  • Learn the skills needed to be successful in a cloud security engineer role
  • Prepare for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification exam
  • Learn about Cloud Security including managing identify and access, defining organizational structure and policies, configuring network security, and collecting and analyzing logs.
  • Understand the purpose and intent of the Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification and its relationship to other Google Cloud certifications.

Pre-requisites

  • Prior understanding of security concepts and foundational information security concepts
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems Operations experience, deploying and managing applications, on-premises or in a public cloud environment
  • Reading comprehension of code in Python or Javascript 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using Google Cloud.

Preparing for the Google Cloud Professional Security Engineer Exam

This course prepares you to launch or advance your career as a cloud security engineer and supports you in your preparation for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification exam

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals - Core Infrastructure

by Google Cloud

Feb 1, 2020 / 3h 17m

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

Networking in Google Cloud: Defining and Implementing Networks

by Google Cloud

Jan 14, 2021 / 3h 38m

3h 38m

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Description

This course gives participants a broad study of networking options on Google Cloud. Through recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy Google Cloud networking technologies, such as Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks, subnets and firewalls. The course also covers access control to networks, sharing networks and load balancing.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Networking in Google Cloud: Defining and Implementing Networks
  2. Google Cloud VPC Networking Fundamentals
  3. Controlling Access to VPC Networks
  4. Sharing Networks across Projects
  5. Load Balancing

Networking in Google Cloud: Hybrid Connectivity and Network Management

by Google Cloud

Jan 14, 2021 / 3h 9m

3h 9m

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Description

This course builds on the Networking in Google Cloud: Defining and Implementing Networks course and enhances participants study of networking options on Google Cloud. Through recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy Google Cloud networking technologies, such as the interconnection among networks, common network design patterns and the automated deployment of networks using Deployment Manager or Terraform. The course also covers networking pricing and billing to help you optimize your network spend and monitoring and logging features that can help you troubleshoot your Google Cloud network infrastructure.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Networking in Google Cloud: Hybrid Connectivity and Network Management
  2. Hybrid Connectivity
  3. Networking Pricing and Billing
  4. Network Design and Deployment
  5. Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Managing Security in Google Cloud Platform

by Google Cloud

Sep 3, 2020 / 2h 2s

2h 2s

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This self-paced training course gives participants broad study of security controls and techniques on Google Cloud Platform. Through recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy the components of a secure GCP solution, including Cloud Identity, the GCP Resource Manager, Cloud IAM, Google Virtual Private Cloud firewalls, Google Cloud Load balancing, Cloud CDN, Cloud Storage access control technologies, Stackdriver, Security Keys, Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys, the Google Data Loss Prevention API, and Cloud Armor. Participants learn mitigations for attacks at many points in a GCP-based infrastructure, including Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks, phishing attacks, and threats involving content classification and use. To get the most out of this course, participants should have: *Prior completion of Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals:Core Infrastructure or equivalent experience

  • Prior completion of GCP and Hybrid Networking Deep Dive or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of foundational concepts in information security, such as:
  • Vulnerability, threat, attack surface
  • Confidentiality, integrity, availability
  • Common threat types and their mitigation strategies
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Public and private key pairs
  • Certificates
  • Cipher types
  • Certificate authorities
  • Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer encrypted communication
  • Public key infrastructures
  • Security policy
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems Operations experience deploying and managing applications, on-premises or in a public cloud environment
  • Reading comprehension of code in Python or Javascript

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Managing Security in Google Cloud Platform
  2. Foundations of GCP Security
  3. Cloud Identity
  4. Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  5. VPCs for Isolation and Security
  6. Course Resources

Security Best Practices in Google Cloud

by Google Cloud

Sep 3, 2020 / 1h 48m

1h 48m

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This self-paced training course gives participants broad study of security controls and techniques on Google Cloud Platform. Through recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy the components of a secure GCP solution, including Cloud Storage access control technologies, Security Keys, Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys, API access controls, scoping, shielded VMs, encryption, and signed URLs. It also covers securing Kubernetes environments.

Table of contents
  1. Securing Compute Engine: Techniques and Best Practices
  2. Securing Cloud Data: Techniques and Best Practices
  3. Application Security: Techniques and Best Practices
  4. Securing Kubernetes: Techniques and Best Practices
  5. Course Resources

Mitigating Vulnerabilities on Google Cloud

by Google Cloud

Sep 3, 2020 / 1h 2m

1h 2m

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Description

This self-paced training course gives participants broad study of security controls and techniques on Google Cloud Platform. Through recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy the components of a secure GCP solution, including Cloud Identity, the GCP Resource Manager, Cloud IAM, Google Virtual Private Cloud firewalls, Google Cloud Load balancing, Cloud CDN, Cloud Storage access control technologies, Stackdriver, Security Keys, Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys, the Google Data Loss Prevention API, and Cloud Armor. Participants learn mitigations for attacks at many points in a GCP-based infrastructure, including Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks, phishing attacks, and threats involving content classification and use.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Mitigating Security Vulnerabilities in Google Cloud
  2. Protecting against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS)
  3. Content-Related Vulnerabilities: Techniques and Best Practices
  4. Monitoring, Logging, Auditing and Scanning
  5. Course Resources

Security in Google Cloud: Hands-On Practice

by Google Cloud

Jan 21, 2021 / 4m

4m

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Description

This course consists of a series of labs, designed to provide the learner hands-on experience performing a variety of tasks pertaining to their Google Cloud environment's security.

Table of contents
  1. IAM Custom Roles
  2. VPC Network Peering
  3. Setting up a Private Kubernetes Cluster
  4. How to Use a Network Policy on Google Kubernetes Engine
  5. Using Role-based Access Control in Kubernetes Engine