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Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals for AWS Professionals (Coursera)

This accelerated 6-hour course with labs introduces AWS professionals to the core capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in the four technology pillars: networking, compute, storage, and database. It is designed for AWS Solution Architects and SysOps Administrators familiar with AWS features and setup and want to gain experience configuring GCP products immediately. With presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants get details of similarities, differences, and initial how-tos quickly. If you prefer to learn fast by doing, this course is for you.

Learning Objectives:

This course teaches participants the following skills:

● Identify GCP counterparts for Amazon VPC, subnets, routes, NACLs, IGW, Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, auto-scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS IAM, and more

● Configure accounts, billing, projects, networks, subnets, firewalls, VMs, disks, auto scaling, load balancing, storage, databases, IAM, and more

● Manage and monitor applications

● Explain feature and pricing model differences

● Locate documentation and training.


To get the most of out of this course, participants should have basic proficiency with networking technologies like subnets and routing. Students are also expected to have experience with Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2 instances, and disks. Familiarity with Amazon S3 and AWS database technologies is recommended.

Who is this class for: This class is intended for 1) AWS Solution Architects just getting started with Google Cloud Platform, 2) AWS SysOps Administrators used to building IaaS solutions, and 3) Architects and Engineers operating in multi-cloud environments.



Module 1: Intro to Google Cloud Platform

Graded: GCP Infrastructure

Module 2: Setting Up Accounts and Billing

Graded: Setting Up Accounts and Billing

Module 3: Networking

Graded: Networking

Module 4: Working with VM Instances

Graded: Working with VM Instances

Module 5: Scaling and Load Balancing Apps

Graded: Scaling and Load Balancing Apps

Module 6: Isolating Instances and Apps

Graded: Isolating Instances and Apps

Module 7: Using Storage as a Service

Graded: Using Storage as a Service Quiz

Module 8: Using Database as a Service

Graded: Using Database as a Service

Module 9: Deployment and Monitoring

Graded: Deployment and Monitoring