Architecting with Google Compute Engine (AGCE)

Detailed Course Outline

The course includes presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs.

Module 1: Introduction to Google Cloud Platform

  • List the different ways of interacting with GCP
  • Use the GCP Console and Cloud Shell
  • Create Cloud Storage buckets
  • Use the GCP Marketplace to deploy solutions

Module 2: Virtual Networks

  • List the VPC objects in GCP
  • Differentiate between the different types of VPC networks
  • Implement VPC networks and firewall rules
  • Design a maintenance server

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
  • Use Compute Engine to create and customize VM instances

Module 4: Cloud IAM

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

Module 5: Storage and Database Services

  • Differentiate between Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner, Cloud 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 GCP customers
  • Use labels to organize resources
  • Explain the behavior of budget alerts in GCP
  • Examine billing data with BigQuery

Module 7: Resource Monitoring

  • Describe the Stackdriver services for monitoring, logging, error reporting, tracing, and debugging
  • Create charts, alerts, and uptime checks for resources with Stackdriver Monitoring
  • Use Stackdriver Debugger to identify and fix errors

Module 8: Interconnecting Networks

  • Recall the GCP interconnect and peering services available to connect your infrastructure to GCP
  • Determine which GCP interconnect or peering service to use in specific circumstances
  • Create and configure VPN gateways
  • 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 GCP load balancer to use in specific circumstances
  • Describe autoscaling behavior
  • Configure load balancers and autoscaling

Module 10: Infrastructure Automation

  • Automate the deployment of GCP services using Deployment Manager or Terraform
  • Outline the GCP Marketplace

Module 11: Managed Services

  • Describe the managed services for data processing in GCP