Google Cloud Platform Essentials

SkillsFuture Credit Approved Course


Google Cloud Platform is Google’s answer to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Google Cloud Platform is a cloud-based solution for everyone, from enterprise-level organizations to everyday web developers. Learn about the service’s core products, including App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, BigQuery, Cloud Datastore, and Cloud SQL.

Host a mobile app with App Engine and analyze massive datasets in seconds with BigQuery. Then, explore the benefits of Cloud Storage, including unlimited file storage and fast data retrieval, and establish a cloud-based private network with Compute Engine. Finally, explore how to set up and manage cloud-based databases with Cloud Datastore and Cloud SQL.

Course Outline

  1. What Is the Google Cloud Platform?
    • Cloud and Compute Services
    • Storage and Data Services
    • Big Data Services
    • Other Services
  2. Why Use the Google Cloud?
    • Saving time and money with cloud services
    • Exploring Google’s autoscaling and infrastructure
    • Understanding Google’s compliance options
    • Getting to know the personality of the Google Cloud Platform
    • Finding helpful tools and libraries
  3. Getting Started with Google Cloud
    • Setting up your account
    • Navigate to the GCP console
    • Work with location and projects
    • Understand Google Cloud Billing
    • Use APIs
    • Use Googel Cloud Security: IAM
    • About gcloud
    • Setup command line access with gcloud
    • Compare GCP and AWS
  4. Google Compute Services
    • Understanding Google Compute Service options
    • Google Compute Engine (GCE)
    • Google Container Engine with Kubermetes (GKE)
    • Google App Engine
  5. Using Google Database and Storage Services
    • Understanding database and storage options
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • Google Cloud SQL
    • Google Cloud Datastore
    • Google Cloud BigTable
    • Google Cloud BigQuery
    • Understanding Google Cloud Storage services
  6. Using Google Data Pipeline Services
    • Understand Google Pipelines
    • Google Pub/Sub
    • Google DataProc
    • Google Dataflow
    • Google Genomics API
  7. Google Machine Learning and Data Visualization
    • Understand Google Machine and Viz
    • Cloud Vision API
    • Cloud Speech API
    • Cloud Natural Langage API
    • Cloud Translation API
    • Cloud Video API
  8. Intro to Architecture (Optional)
    • Web/API Application Architecture
    • Big Data and Data Warehouse
    • Internet of Things
    • Bioinformatics