Google Cloud Security Essentials

Training Architect
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Matthew Ulasien
I am a technology enthusiast who specializes in helping people and making businesses run better through modern tech, as well as a fan of all things Google. Before starting with Linux Academy, I was a cloud consultant for small businesses, helping them future-proof outdated infrastructure with modern cloud solutions and transform the way they work. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing games (when I actually have free time), and keeping up with modern technology trends.

Course Introduction

Getting Started

Getting Started

Understanding Identity in the Cloud

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Infrastructure Security

Securing GCP Network Infrastructure

Securing your Operating System

Data Security

Securing Your Data

Monitoring, Alerting , and Auditing

Monitoring GCP

Google Cloud Platform and Auditing

Encryption Essentials

GCP Encryption Options


Final Steps


This course will teach the core fundamentals necessary to properly secure your Google Cloud environment, and manage who has access to what resources. The concepts introduced in this course are necessary for any security considerations on Google Cloud.

Study Guides

Key Management Service quickstart

PDF version of Google's step by step quick start for working with custom encryption keys in Key Management Service.

IAM Decision Guide Flowchart

This is an IAM decision guide published by Google with their recent IAM guide blog post, which can be referenced here:

Slide Deck

Slide deck for all PowerPoint slides used for this coure.

Instructor Deck


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Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion as proof of your accomplishment.

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