Architecting with Google Compute Engine (AGCE) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1- Introduction to Google Cloud

  • List the different ways of interacting with Google Cloud
  • Interact with the Google Cloud Console and Cloud Shell
  • Create Cloud Storage buckets
  • Deploy solutions using Google Cloud Marketplace

Module 2 - Virtual Networks

  • List the VPC objects in Google Cloud
  • Explore VPC Networking
  • Implement Private Google Access and Cloud NAT

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
  • Create and customize VM instances using Compute Engine

Module 4 - Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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

Module 5 - Storage and Database Services

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

Module 6 - Resource Management

  • Describe the cloud resource manager hierarchy
  • Recognize how quotas protect Google Cloud customers
  • Organize resources using labels
  • Explain the behavior of budget alerts in Google Cloud
  • Examine billing data with BigQuery

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
  • Identify and fix errors using Cloud Debugger

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 Google Cloud HA VPN
  • Recall when to use Shared VPC and when to use VPC Network Peering

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

Module 10 - Infrastructure Automation

  • Automate the deployment of Google Cloud services using Terraform
  • Outline the Google Cloud Marketplace

Module 11 - Managed Services

  • Describe the managed services for data processing in Google Cloud