Google Cloud Platform Learning Path

Junior Google Cloud Engineer - Entry Level

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In this entry level learning path, you’ll prepare for your first role as a Google cloud engineer. You’ll begin with by learning Linux, the operating system that powers much of the cloud. Next, you’ll be introduced to core concepts of cloud computing and gain a better understanding of the purpose of platforms like Google Cloud, before diving into Python, a programming language that will help you work with the different services you’ll interact with as a cloud engineer. Finally, you’ll learn the Google Cloud Platform from a high level before preparing for a certification that will help you earn your first job as a Google cloud engineer. As an entry level Google cloud engineer, you’ll help implement basic features, maintain existing infrastructure, and assisting in managing your organization’s cloud infrastructure. Your job responsibilities may include writing code to join various parts of your organization’s systems, implementing solutions that have been designed by senior engineers, and working with various departments within the company, both technical and non technical, to maintain a reliable, scalable system. This is an entry level learning path, so all you need is a basic understanding of how to use a personal computer, and an interest in developing new skills. Prior experience in a technical role is helpful but not required.

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Course: LPI Linux Essentials

Duration: 06:55:28 Overview:

This course teaches the basic concepts of processes, programs and the components of the Linux operating system. You learn the basic knowledge of computer hardware, gain an understanding of open source applications in the workplace, and learn to navigate systems on a Linux desktop rudimentary commands to navigate the Linux command line.   This course is a prep course for the Linux Essentials exam from Linux Professional Institute and is meant to help those without Linux experience to pass their first Linux certification. This course covers objectives for the LPI Essentials exam version 1.5.

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Course: CompTIA's Cloud Essentials

Duration: 10:43:41 Overview:

Hello and welcome to CompTIA Cloud Essentials. In this class, we will prepare you for the CompTIA CLO-001 certification which is CompTIA’s entry-level cloud certification. If you have not had any experience with cloud computing this is the perfect place to get started. We will look at the basic concepts of cloud computing and the major advantages and challenges of cloud computing. Specifically, in this class, we will first start with an introduction to cloud computing. We will review the basic terminology and the major cloud service categories.

Next, we will look at cloud computing from a business perspective and the major issues that are important to an organization. After that, we will look at cloud computing from a technical perspective. We will look at such issues as the major difference between public and private clouds, techniques for cloud computing deployment, cloud computing risks and challenges and the impact of cloud computing on application development.

After that, we will look at the steps an organization must take to successfully adopt cloud computing.

For the final two sections, we will look at how a company should operate with cloud comping and the steps they need to take with basic governance.

By the end of this class, you will be well prepared for the CLO-001 exam and will thoroughly understand the basic concepts that drive cloud computing today. You will be in a great position to help your organization transition to cloud computing and take advantage of one of the most exciting areas of information technology today. Thank you so much for your interest in this class. So let’s go ahead and get started. See you in class!

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Course: Introduction to Python Development

Duration: 15:41:38 Overview:

This course is designed to teach you how to program using Python. We'll cover the building blocks of the language, programming design fundamentals, how to use the standard library, third-party packages, and how to create Python projects. In the end, you should have a grasp of how to program.

By the time you've finished this course you will be able to:

  • Read, write, and understand Python code
  • Have an basic understanding of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Utilize Python as a primary language for tooling
  • Develop Python projects from start to finish

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Course: Google Cloud Essentials

Duration: 10:04:26 Overview:

This course is designed for those who want to learn about Google Cloud: what cloud computing is, the overall advantages Google Cloud offers, and detailed explanation of all major services - what they are, their use cases, and how to use them.

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Course: Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer

Duration: 08:35:05 Overview:

This course is designed to not only help you pass the Google Cloud Certified - Associate Cloud Engineer exam but also to learn the real-world skills you'll need to be a cloud engineer. This course loosely follows the domain objectives outlined in the certification info. However, instead of just walking you through each bullet point and showing how that particular item works, without any context, we’ve chosen to use a scenario.

In this scenario, you’ve been hired by a startup called Find Seller. They're working on an app that allows users to post a picture of an item and tag it as something they want to buy or sell. They’re having trouble getting funded because currently all of their technology resides on the developers' laptops, and they don’t have any idea how to move to the cloud. That’s where you and I enter the scenario. You’ve been hired as a junior cloud operations engineer, and I’ll be working as a senior cloud engineer. I’ll be mentoring you as we’re assigned tasks from our boss, and we’ll go through the process of deploying and maintaining the application.

Here are some of the areas of focus:

  • Set up a cloud solution environment.
  • Plan and configure a cloud solution.
  • Deploy and implement a cloud solution.
  • Ensure successful operation of a cloud solution.
  • Configure access and security.

By the end of this course, you should be ready to pass the Google Cloud Certified- Associate Cloud Engineer Exam

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