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In this intermediate Google skills training, Garth Schulte prepares cloud engineers to learn about Compute Engine. While this Google skill isn't necessarily mapped to a Google exam, it's training designed specifically for cloud engineers looking to grow in their field and new cloud developers.
Google Compute Engine enables you to create a network of virtual machines in the Google Cloud Platform to handle any kind of workload at an extremely low cost, all hosted and managed by Google. GCE's modular and flexible design makes it easy to develop a full blown IaaS solution without the burden of managing that infrastructure.
After completing this Google training you'll be familiar with pricing and quotas, and be ready to get up and running, so you can start spinning up instances in Compute Engine.
For managers with Google products, this Google training can be used to onboard new cloud engineers, as a Google reference resource, or curated into individual or team training plans.
Google Compute Engine: What You Need to Know
This Google Compute Engine training covers topics such as:
- Understanding Google Compute Engine and plans
- Managing instances and persistent disks
- Getting images and snapshots
- Executing startup scripts and handling metadata
- Networking with Google Compute
- Configuring NAT Gateways and Protocol Forwarding
- Managing load balancing on network and HTTP
- Monitoring and automation with Google Compute
Who Should Take Google Compute Engine Training?
This Google Compute Engine training is based on engineer-level Google training, which means it was designed for cloud engineers. This Compute Engine skills course can be used by cloud engineers with three to five years of experience with GCP services, and even serves as a good introduction to GCP for developers new Google’s cloud.
New or aspiring cloud engineers. Most new cloud engineers won’t have had the years of experience or institutional memory to choose between the many different virtual machine providers available for cloud computing. But with this training, you can learn what exactly the Google Compute Engine can provide in terms of scalable workflow support and flexible pricing -- an invaluable skill for planning and developing projects for yourself or your company.
Experienced cloud engineers. If you’re an experienced cloud engineer, you’ve probably done research into virtual machine alternatives for various cloud computing solutions. With all the alternatives available, an engineer could be forgiven for not realizing the flexibility, scalability, and speed that Google’s Compute Engine offers. With this training, you’ll learn everything you need to make the right call about when to use Google’s Compute Engine for your virtual machine needs.