Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Architect

Kick-start your career in cloud architecture and prepare for the industry-recognized Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification. Practice quizzes that simulate the exam-taking experience to become a. Certified Google Cloud Architect.

In hands-on labs, using the Qwiklabs platform, you will deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services and practice key job skills, including case analysis, identifying technical watchpoints and developing proposed solutions. Test your basic abilities with Activity Tracking Challenge Labs.

Cloud Architect Role

Learn about the infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform

Certification

Prepare for the Professional Cloud Architect certification

Shell & Console

Learn about Google Cloud and how to interact with the Google Cloud Console and Cloud Shell

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Preparing for Google Cloud Certification Cloud Architect

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Preparing for Google Cloud Certification: Cloud Architect Professional Certificate Courses

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

This course introduces you to important concepts and terminology for working with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare many of the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud Platform, including Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL and BigQuery.
  • Learn about important resource and policy management tools, such as the Google Cloud Resource Manager hierarchy and Google Cloud Identity and Access Management.
  • Gain foundational skills for working with GCP through hands-on labs.

Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure Foundation

This accelerated, on-demand course introduces you 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, demonstrations and hands-on labs, you will explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, virtual machines and applications services. approaches to infrastructure design and virtual networking configuration with Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, and Firewall rules.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Interact with the Google Cloud Console and Cloud Shell.
  • Create VPC networks and other networking objects.
  • Understand virtual machines.
  • Create virtual machines using Compute Engine.

To get the most out of this course, you should have:

  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments.
  • Systems Operations experience including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment.

Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services

This accelerated, on-demand course introduces you 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, demonstrations and hands-on labs, you will 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.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about Cloud IAM and administer Identity and Access Management for resources.
  • Discover the different data storage services in Google Cloud and implement some of those services.
  • Manage and examine billing of Google Cloud resources.
  • Monitor Google Cloud resources using Google Cloud’s operations suite.

Elastic Google Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation

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

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine the different options to interconnect networks to connect your infrastructure to Google Cloud.
  • Explore Google Cloud’s load balancing and autoscaling services.
  • Know infrastructure automation services to automate the deployment of Google Cloud infrastructure services.
  • Review managed services in Google Cloud.

Reliable Google Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process

In this course, you will 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 courses. You should have hands-on experience with the technologies covered in either of those courses

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define application requirements and express as KPIs, SLOs, and SLIs.
  • Build microservice applications and architect cloud and hybrid networks.
  • Choose appropriate Google Cloud storage and deployment services.
  • Secure cloud applications, data, and infrastructure and monitor service levels.

Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations

This course will review the layout and principles of Google Cloud, followed by an introduction to creating and managing software containers and an introduction to the architecture of Kubernetes.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference among Google Cloud compute platforms.
  • Understand the components and architecture of Kubernetes.
  • Store container images in Container Registry.

Preparing for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect Exam

If you are qualified , this course will help you to confidently take the exam.  If you do not yet feel qualified, it will help you develop a plan for preparation.

Skills you will gain: