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Google Cloud Computing Foundation

Learn about the technologies and services offered by the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), in this cloud computing course.

Network and Security
Free Course
In this free online course you will learn how the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) can be used for: building apps and APIs, machine learning, networking, cloud security, storage options and more. Start the course today and enhance your knowledge and skills and boost your career prospects, by studying this comprehensive foundation course.
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    4-5 Hours
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In this course, you will be introduced to the world of cloud computing, where you will find out what the cloud is and explore the infrastructure and services offered by the Google Cloud Platform. Diagrams, screenshots and assessment questions included in the course are designed to give you a comprehensive foundation in the cloud architect, cloud engineer or data scientist profession, enabling you to take serious steps into this career.
The course begins by introducing you to what the cloud is, which will help you understand the Google Cloud Platform itself. You will then explore what this platform offers organizations around the world, covering topics such as: how to use GCP to build your apps, storage options, the role of the API, cloud security, networking, automation and monitoring, managed data processing services and the role of machine learning.
This course will be of interest to students and professionals who need a solid foundation in Google Cloud Platform technologies and services. You can start this course here and learn valuable skills in the area of Google Cloud Platform development.

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What's the Cloud Anyway?

Start with a Solid Platform

Use GCP To Build Your Apps

Where Do I Store This Stuff?

There's an API for that

You Can't Secure the Cloud Right?

It Helps To Network

Let Google Keep an Eye on Things

Big Data Managed Services in the Cloud

Let Machines Do the Work

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss what the cloud is and why it's a technological and business game changer
  • Describe the different ways a user can interact with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Discover the variety of compute options available in GCP
  • Implement a range of structured and unstructured storage models
  • Master application managed service options in the cloud
  • Understand how security in the Cloud is administered in GCP
  • Explore a wide variety of managed big data services


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