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☑ Learn how to pass the Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) exam
☑ Use the included practice test to prepare for the real exam
☑ Master working with Compute Engine, App Engine, Cloud Functions, and Kubernetes Engine
☑ Use the Google Cloud Console and command line to manage GCP resources
☑ Master key networking topics on the exam such as VPCs, VPNs, Load Balancing, and Hybrid Cloud
☑ Know how and when to use object, relational, and NoSQL datastores for cloud storage
☑ Explore specialized services such as Bigquery, Cloud Dataproc, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud SQL
☑ Delve into key exam topics including IAM, load balancing, firewall rules, subnets, and the Resource Hierarchy
☑ Review fundamental concepts like IP addressing, CIDR blocks, DNS, and access controls
Updated August 2020: Additional lectures on Anthos, Cloud Run, Cloud Memorystore, Cloud Composer, Cloud Monitoring Agent, Cloud Data Fusion.
Do you want to earn your Google Associate Cloud Engineer certification? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
"Thank you Dan for such a useful course. ... Passed my exam in first attempt."
"Tried other courses earlier. This one is way better!"
Hi, my name is Dan Sullivan, and as an early adopter of cloud technologies, I’m an experienced cloud architect and systems developer. I’m also the bestselling author of numerous technical books, an experienced in-person trainer, and an online trainer whose courses have been viewed over 1 million times.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is an increasingly popular public cloud and the demand for certified professionals is growing. In fact, the top-paying certification is one of Google’s cloud certifications—the Professional Cloud Architect. With that said, Google’s Associate Cloud Engineer certification is an ideal starting point for those new to cloud or GCP, and it can be used as a pathway to Professional-level certifications.
I’ve designed this course to help prepare you for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer exam by introducing all of the major GCP services covered on the test, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, Bigtable, VPCs, VPNs, Stackdriver, and more. And to reinforce what you see and hear, you can follow along and work with the cloud console or command line utility to get hands-on experience with GCP.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Create and configure virtual machine instances in Compute Engine using the Cloud Console and command line
Dive into Identity and Access Management (IAM), an important part of the exam
Develop decision making skills for choosing among compute, storage, and networking options
Familiarize yourself with the structure of the test and how to study for it, including tips on other study resources
Improve your system management and DevOps skills by understanding how to monitor applications in the cloud
The Google Associate Cloud Engineer exam is two hours in length and contains 50 multiple-choice and multiple-select questions. This course uses demonstrations as well as lectures to ensure you know how to work with GCP and understand its key design and operational concepts. This approach will help you reason through tough exam questions that probe your understanding of GCP’s overall design and recommended best practices.
There is a lot to learn, so let's get started!
First Look at Google Cloud Platform
How to Get Help When You are Stuck
Introduction to Cloud Computing with GCP
What is Cloud Computing?
GCP Computing Services
GCP Storage and Database Services
Networking with GCP
Special Purpose Services in GCP
Getting Started with GCP Console
Introduction to the Google Cloud Console
Customizing GCP Dashboard
Viewing GCP Activity
Using and Customizing the Dashboard
Exercise: Pin Services in the Home Menu
Getting Started with Cloud Shell
Starting Cloud Shell
Launch a Code Editor
Introduction to Cloud SDK Commands
Exercise: Enter Linux Commands and Gcloud Commands
Enabling APIs & Resource Hierarchy
Create a Billing Account
Enable GCP Service APIs
Introduction to the Resource Hierarchy
Setting up Billing
Identity and Access Management
Introduction to Identity Access Management (IAM) in GCP
Viewing IAM Assignments
Overview of IAM Roles
Creating Custom Roles
Assigning IAM Roles
IAM Best Practices
Starting a Virtual Machine
Create a Virtual Machine using Cloud Console
Create a Virtual Machine using Cloud Shell
Installing the Cloud SDK locally
Create a Virtual Machine using Cloud SDK
Accessing a Virtual Machine
Exercise: Create a Virtual Machine
Advanced Virtual Machine Configurations
View Virtual Machine Inventory
Compute Engine Machine Types
Attaching Additional Disks
Custom Machine Type
Using Preemptible Virtual Machines
Exercise: Create a Preemptible VM
Compute Engine Instance Groups
Introduction to Managed Instance Groups
Creating a Managed Instance Group
Autoscaling with Managed Instance Groups
Exercise: Creating an Instance Group
Introduction to Kubernetes Engine
Getting Started with Kubernetes
Deploying a Cluster in Kubernetes Engine using Cloud Shell
Deploying Applications in Kubernetes Engine
Managing Clusters in Kubernetes Clusters
Introduction to Kubectl
Viewing the Status of a Kubernetes Cluster
Introduction to App Engine
Overview of App Engine
App Engine Standard vs App Engine Flexible
Deploying an Application to App Engine using the Cloud Shell
Scaling App Engine Applications
Splitting Traffic between Application Versions
Introduction to Cloud Functions
Overview of Cloud Functions
Creating Cloud Functions using the Cloud Console
Cloud Functions Receiving Events from Cloud Pub/Sub using Cloud Console
Cloud Functions Triggered by Storage Events using Cloud Shell
Review of GCP Computing Options
How to Choose Between Compute Engine, Kubernetes Engine, App Engine and Cloud Fu
How to Read Exam Questions for Computing Requirements
Planning and Configuring Storage
Types of Storage Systems
Cloud Storage Buckets and Types of Object Storage
Versioning and Object Lifecycle Management
Cloud SQL for Regional Relational Storage
Cloud Spanner for Global Relational Storage
Cloud Datastore 2
Review of GCP Storage Options
Choosing a Storage Solution
Storage System Exam Tips
Overview of Big Data Services
Introduction to Cloud Pub/Sub - Part 1
Introduction to Cloud Pub/Sub - Part 2
Introduction to Cloud Dataproc
Introduction to Cloud Dataflow
Introduction to Cloud Transfer
Introduction to BigQuery
Networking in the Cloud: VPCs and VPNs
Introduction to Networking in the Cloud
Overview of Virtual Private Clouds
Creating a Virtual Private Cloud
Overview of Virtual Private Networks
Implementing a Virtual Private Network
Cloud and On Premises Network Integration
Networking in the Cloud: IP Addressing, Firewalls, Subnets, Load Balancing & DNS
IP Addressing and CIDR Blocks
Implementing Firewall Rules
Overview of Load Balancing
Implementing Load Balancing
Implementing DNS in GCP
Review of GCP Networking Services
Review of Key Network Concepts
Networking Exam Tips
Deploying applications using Deployment Manager
Overview of Stackdriver
Using Stackdirver Debugger
Using Stackdriver Trace
Using Stackdriver Error
Stackdriver Monitoring and Alerting
Using Stackdriver Logging
Preparing for the Certification Exam
Exam Strategies and Tips
Additional Resources to Help Prepare for the Exam
Thank you for taking the course!
Bonus: Practice Exam
Pretty good, but not really leaning toward the use cases (yet?) that are on the test. Also, some the content is over 7 months old.
Enjoyed complete course and nicely drafted session. Moreover Certificate making confusion whereas download after 1 day of completion. Thanks !
It tells about features, but does not really explain them each. its a high level explanation, means its for a person who already has some background of cloud.
Hi Dan, There are couple of things I noticed during the course which is as 1. Sound of the course is very low. 2. Screens while performing actions in the console and especially in the cloud shell seems to be very small, couldn't make out the commands and texts. Please enlarge the screens. 3. Once we provision any services, please mention to delete it otherwise it will incur cost. It will helpful, if you can explicitly mention it. 4. If you can add exam tips for each section of the course will be very useful. Thanks for the course. Cheers, Ajesh
This is not a beginner course if you don't have any prior knowledge of any cloud tool this course not for you.
wish it would have been interactive with instructor, also the audio quality needs an improvement if possible for next update
Excellent course. Passed the exam from the first time with the help of this course + the official study guide by Dan too. Many thanks.
Amazing course, Dan explains very well and clear the topics. Definitely, this is a good course and must take it before the exam.
It was good learning, Quiz's and Practice test was the best part of training. Thanks to the trainer for the efforts to make the learning so easy.
Yes the author has presented material in a clear and concise manner. could use some end to end exercises
The course is good in learning cloud technologies ,however still need to learn more on creating instances
Great course! Also I strongly recommend the book from Dan : "Official Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide" Thanks for everything!
At this point very consistently, the course could be better if it uses more practical scenarios, and how to develop those real scenarios. We need more hands on in real like scenarios
I think its a good course, but for someone who's not well versed in Google Cloud Computing, its a bit fast paced. But hey, i'll try to keep up ;)
Great lessons, kindly provide how the student can execute/practice using the GCP console ; either via a simulator or creating a dummy account .