Preparing for Your Professional Cloud Network Engineer Journey (PYPCNEJ) - Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 00 - PCNE certification
  • Role of a Professional Cloud Network Engineer.
  • Introduction to a sample infrastructure scenario that is used throughout the course.
  • Certification process.
Module 01 - Designing, planning, and prototyping a Google Cloud Network
  • Describe how Load Balancing will be used for general users accessing resources from the internet as well as internal users accessing from private connected networks.
  • Describe how Cloud CDN, Armor and NAT will be configured and the benefits they will provide, and used and how Cloud DNS will be integrated with an on-premise DNS system.
  • Describe how packet mirroring will be used for periodic network forensic audit.
Module 02 - Implementing a VPC
  • Assuming Kubernetes clusters will be used in all the networks, describe how IP addresses will be distributed among them.
  • Describe the sort of interconnections will be added between Google Cloud and external environments and how the routing will be configured for them.
  • Describe how the network will be secured with firewall rules and VPC Service Controls.
Module 03 - Configuring network services
  • Describe how Load Balancing will be used for general users accessing resources from the internet as well as internal users accessing from private connected networks.
  • Describe how Cloud CDN, Armor and NAT will be configured and the benefits they will provide, and used and how Cloud DNS will be integrated with an on-premise DNS system.
  • Describe how packet mirroring will be used for periodic network forensic audit.
Module 04 - Implementing hybrid connectivity
  • Describe the details of the VPN and Interconnect links between Google Cloud VPCs and on-premise or other cloud networks.
Module 05 - Managing, monitoring, and optimizing network operations
  • Describe the network troubleshooting and debugging process.
  • Describe the troubleshooting process using Cloud Logging and Monitoring and Network Intelligence Center.
Module 06 - Your next steps
  • Based on domain knowledge deficiencies noted after answering the diagnostic questions, construct a weekly study plan.