Overview

This Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect track is a combination of the following Google Cloud courses:

GCPCIN: Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure (1 day)

This one-day instructor-led class provides an overview of Google Cloud Platform products and services. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants learn the value of Google Cloud Platform and how to incorporate cloud-based solutions into business strategies.

GCPGCE: Architecting with Google Compute Engine (3 days)

This three-day instructor-led class introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform, with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems, and application services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including securely interconnecting networks, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

GCPGKE: Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine (3 days)

This three-day instructor-led class introduces participants to deploying and managing containerized applications on Google Kubernetes Engine(GKE) and the other services provided by Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as pods, containers, deployments, and services; as well as networks and application services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including security and access management, resource management, and resource monitoring.

GCPDNPS: Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Design and Process (2 days)

This two-day instructor-led class equips students to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud Platform, using proven design patterns and the principles of Google Site Reliability Engineering(SRE). It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure course and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in that course.

Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants learn to design GCP deployments that are highly reliable and secure; and how to operate GCP deployments in a highly available and cost-effective manner.

GCPCCA-E: Preparing for the Professional Cloud Architect Examination (1 day)

The purpose of this course is to help those who are qualified develop the confidence to attempt the exam and to help those not yet qualified to develop their own plan for preparation.

Skills Covered

This certification track teaches participants the following skills:

  • Identify the purpose and value of Google Cloud products and services. Interact with Google Cloud services.
  • Describe ways in which customers have used Google Cloud.
  • Choose among and use application deployment environments on Google Cloud: App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, and Compute Engine.
  • Choose among and use Google Cloud storage options: Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Firestore.
    Make basic use of BigQuery, Google’s managed data warehouse for analytics.
  • Configure VPC networks and virtual machines
  • Administer Identity and Access Management for resources
  • Implement data storage services in GCP
  • Manage and examine billing of GCP resources
  • Monitor resources using Stackdriver services
  • Connect your infrastructure to GCP
  • Configure load balancers and autoscaling for VM instances
    Automate the deployment of GCP infrastructure services
  • Leverage managed services in GCP
  • Understand how software containers work.
  • Understand the architecture of Kubernetes.
  • Understand the architecture of Google Cloud.
  • Understand how pod networking works in Google Kubernetes Engine.
  • Create and manage Google Kubernetes Engine clusters using the Cloud Console and gcloud/ kubectl commands.
  • Launch, roll back and expose jobs in Kubernetes.
  • Manage access control using Kubernetes RBAC and Cloud IAM.
  • Manage pod security policies and network policies.
  • Use Secrets and ConfigMaps to isolate security credentials and configuration artifacts.
  • Understand Google Cloud choices for managed storage services.
  • Apply a tool set of questions, techniques and design considerations ?Define application requirements and express them objectively as KPIs, SLO’s and SLI’s
  • Decompose application requirements to find the right microservice boundaries
  • Leverage Google Cloud developer tools to set up modern, automated deployment pipelines
  • Choose the appropriate Google Cloud Storage services based on application requirements
  • Architect cloud and hybrid networks
  • Implement reliable, scalable, resilient applications balancing key performance metrics with cost
  • Choose the right Google Cloud deployment services for your applications ?Secure cloud applications, data and infrastructure
  • Monitor service level objectives and costs using Stackdriver tools
  • Position the Professional Cloud Architect Certification.
  • Provide information, tips, and advice on taking the exam.
  • Review the sample case studies.
  • Review each section of the exam covering highest-level concepts sufficient to build confidence in what is known by the candidate and indicate skill gaps/areas of study if not known by the candidate.
  • Connect candidates to appropriate target learning.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals planning to deploy applications and create application environments on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Developers, systems operations professionals, and solution architects getting started with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Executives and business decision makers evaluating the potential of Google Cloud Platform to address their business needs.
  • Cloud Solutions Architects, DevOps Engineers. Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with a focus on Google Compute Engine.
  • Cloud architects, administrators, and SysOps/DevOps personnel Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Solutions Architects, Site Reliability Engineers, Systems Operations professionals, DevOps Engineers, IT managers.
  • Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Cloud professionals who intend to take the Professional Cloud Architect certification exam Must have attended Architecting with GCP: Infrastructure course or equivalent on demand courses. Knowledge and experience with GCP, equivalent to GCP Architecting Infrastructure Knowledge of cloud solutions, equivalent to GCP Design and Process Industry experience with cloud computing.

Course Curriculum

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with the Linux command line, web servers, and text editors.
  • Completion of Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals or equivalent experience Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments Systems operations experience, including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment
  • Completed Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or have equivalent experience Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Completed Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure or have equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems Operations experience including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment
  • Knowledge and experience with GCP, equivalent to GCP Architecting Infrastructure
  • Knowledge of cloud solutions, equivalent to GCP Design and Process
  • Industry experience with cloud computing

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