In this introductory-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Google Cloud Platform’s fundamental tools and services. GCP Essentials is the recommended first Quest for the Google Cloud learner. You will come in with little or no prior cloud knowledge, and come out with practical experience that you can apply to your first GCP project.
From writing Cloud Shell commands and deploying your first virtual machine, to running applications on Kubernetes Engine or with load balancing, GCP Essentials is a prime introduction to the platform’s basic features.
This Quest assumes little to no prior knowledge in cloud computing or with the Google Cloud Platform. It is expected that students have an information technology or computing background, and have some hands-on familiarity with administering computing systems. Prior work with shell environments/command line interfaces will be helpful for completing the labs in this series.
1) A Tour of Qwiklabs and the Google Cloud Platform
2) Creating a Virtual Machine/Compute Engine: Qwik Start - Windows
3) Getting Started with Cloud Shell & gcloud
4) Kubernetes Engine: Qwik Start
5) Set Up Network and HTTP Load Balancers