Google Cloud Platform - Associate Cloud Engineer


The Google Cloud Platform - Associate Cloud Engineer course targets those individuals looking to learn to deploy applications in the Google Cloud Platform. The course also assists learners in how to monitor operations and manage enterprise-scale solutions. This course also ensures the learner understands how to use both the Google Cloud Console as well as the command-line interface to perform solution deployment, maintenance, and monitoring. While it thoroughly prepares its students for the Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer certification, it is also a valuable guide for your production cloud workloads.
Google Cloud Platform - Associate Cloud Engineer Overview
In this episode, you learn about exactly what this Google Associate Cloud Engineer course covers and how this information can help you in your work with IT today.
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You're watching ITProTV. Welcome to ITProTV. That's right, you are watching, well, Google Cloud Platform Associate Cloud Engineer. And we are here, of course, to give you an overview of what is expected, and what is to come. I'm your host, Ronnie Wong, and I'm here with Anthony Sequeira today, as we get started. But here's a little bit of an overview. So let's go ahead and get started. So Anthony, as we get started here, okay, I know that you're great in the realm of Cisco. You've got your CCIE. But cloud, tell me a little bit more about yourself, and this particular class that we're gonna be doing. Yeah, so I have become hooked on the cloud, all right? Yeah, so like so many people, I got my start in Cloud Technologies with Amazon Web Services. And then being a Microsoft certified person, I quickly jumped headfirst into the world of Azure. Right. And I am just super thrilled to round out the big three with Google Cloud platform. So yeah, and I'll probably do IBMs Cloud next. I mean, it's just really, really exciting technology, and I'm thrilled to be doing it with you here at ITProTV, Ronnie. All right, yes, and I'm actually gonna be here. I know a little bit about the cloud, Anthony. I've worked with Office 365. I'm more into that particular realm of actually dealing with the cloud. But overall though, I'm excited to learn this particular technology, as well Google Cloud Platform. You and I have talked about this over time. But I'm gonna be taking the role of actually what you are, which is gonna be the student, because I'm gonna be learning a lot here, getting my hands in. So I'll try and ask questions that are actually relevant to me, as well as to you, to make sure that we actually get started. All right, so Anthony as we continue on, as far as our overview goes, right? So if somebody is watching this, you're saying well, what am I really gonna get out of this? Is this just gonna be an overview of things? What am I really gonna get out of this? Yeah, this is an incredible course, Ronnie. This is your first step in the world of Google Cloud, and I compare it to the first step in the Amazon Web Service world. What's interesting about that is that their first step in AWS is the cloud practitioner. And it's a lot of like high level overview stuff, which is fine. But what's interesting about Google's first step for us here is that we are gonna get quite in-depth on the core services that take up the GCP, the Google Cloud Platform. And you'll hear Ronnie, and I say GCP a lot, just cuz it's so much easier to say than the Google Cloud Platform. So we go deep into the Google Cloud Platform. In fact, Ronnie, I've got set up for us here, just to walk through of what our learners can expect out of the five major domains that make up this exam. And it was a really perfect course flow for Ronnie and I to follow. Sometimes you see exam objectives, and Ronnie and I will look at them and go we can't teach it in this order. That makes no sense. But Google did a great job with these domains of putting them in a common sense order. We get started with setting up a cloud solution environment, and we're gonna really have three main areas here how to deal with the structure of stuff in Google's public cloud. And then making sure you don't run up a massive bill, and you could do that with any public cloud vendor, and then making sure that you understand. There's a powerful CLI component. It's really interesting. When we learn public cloud, I don't care which one of the big three you're starting with. When you're learning, you want to be in the console, in the graphical user interface. That is a great way to learn. But then as you get more proficient with the cloud technology, you tend to start wanting to use the CLI, cuz you're just gonna be so much faster. It's like Ronnie and I with Cisco routers. We can use the GUIs, but we are so much faster at the commandline interface. So we're gonna see that same paradigm here. Also, what I'm gonna add Ronnie to this first section, right up front, is we are gonna do a nice introduction to what makes public cloud so exciting. Right. And what makes Google Cloud's offering so exciting? So we'll do a little intro before we dive right in in section one to actually making projects, and organizations, and all that stuff. So the upfront stuff like getting started, if you will, then we quickly move into domain two, which is planning and configuring. And notice a big part of planning is gonna be, once again, really making sure you understand the cost component. Yes, cloud is almost automagically cheaper than on-prem type infrastructures. But you really need to understand how the cost is gonna be calculated. And oftentimes, we see that folks are doing something in their public cloud implementation, and they could be saving a lot of money. I think what happens is this. They're like, my gosh, look at how much money we're saving by moving to cloud? But then they don't do their homework in the cloud, cuz they could save even more. So we'll be taking a look at that, and planning compute in data and network resources. And then Ronnie, we move right into the by far most massive section, and that is deploying and implementing. We'll be looking at traditional type compute, like virtual machines. But then we quickly move to one of the shining stars of GCP, and that is Kubernetes Engine. That is a major reason why so many flock to GCP, that incredible Kubernetes Engine we'll look at. The next section there, App Engine, Cloud Run, Cloud Functions. This is an area called serverless compute. And if you're not familiar with that, we'll be covering it in the very next episode. Data solutions, including data analytics, network resources, and a really cool tool called the Cloud Deployment Manager. We'll be running through all of that in that massive section three. And then it's just a joyous type finish sections four and five go quicker, as we look at ways to ensure that everything's working. There's a lot of awesome monitoring capabilities that we have, Ronnie. So we'll run through all of that in section four, and then we wrap it up with a really important grouping of tech that we're gonna talk about. And that is security. There's this huge concern that most have as they're moving to the cloud. And that is, my gosh, we're gonna give up security in exchange for cost savings. And that is truly a myth, cuz I've just seen it time and time again, where if the entity that is moving to cloud understands the cloud security, and they really do it, right? It's almost always the case that their security from their own on-prem has now just improved greatly. So please understand, if you do it right, your security can improve with your move to cloud, not go backwards, or stay the same. And that should definitely be our goal. We don't wanna just save costs by moving to the cloud. We don't wanna just be faster to market by moving to the cloud. We don't wanna perform more efficiently by moving to the cloud. We also want to improve security, not take a security hit. And so it's great that we wrap up with real security centric topics. Now, remember that, this particular overall course that we're doing, also, it's gonna be helping people to prepare for that associate cloud engineer certification from Google. And there are a few details that you definitely wanna know about. This exam is about 50 questions, as well as 120 minutes in duration, so right about 2 hours. At this point in time, US dollars, about $125 as well. But you can take it anywhere that you're actually allowed to take it on this planet that will actually have it. And it's through that criterion testing center is what you'll actually see. And it's offered in six different languages. So just take a look, do a web search on criterion testing centers, and that will get you the ability to register, and get ready for that exam too. So Anthony, it sounds like you're excited to get started. I sure am. Yeah, absolutely. It's gonna be great. And thanks for those exam details, and thank you Google for not pricing your exam at $400. [LAUGH] Ronnie and I have taken a few of those lately. So it's nice that that the exam is a reasonable fee. Right. Compared to other training vendors. And It's also great, Ronnie, that we'll have our students ready. Our focus is you using, and succeeding with Google Cloud platform. But guess what? We'll get you ready for the test too. Sounds great. I'm excited to also getting started, and learning a little bit more about Google Cloud platform as well. Well, that will do it for this episode. So signing off for ITProTV, I'm your host, Ronnie Wong. And I'm Anthony Sequeira. We'll see you in the very next episode. Thank you for watching ITProTV.

Learning Style

On Demand

Length of course

8h 3m
33 Episodes

Here are the topics we'll cover

  • Setting Up a Cloud Solution Environment
  • Planning and Configuring a Cloud Solution
  • Deploying and Implementing a Cloud Solution
  • Ensuring Successful Operation of a Cloud Solution
  • Configuring Access and Security
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