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Begin with Workspace: Essentials: Challenge Lab

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Begin with Workspace: Essentials: Challenge Lab

1 hour Free

GSP376

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Overview

In a challenge lab you’re given a scenario and a set of tasks. Instead of following step-by-step instructions, you will use the skills learned from the labs in the quest to figure out how to complete the tasks on your own! An automated scoring system (shown on this page) will provide feedback on whether you have completed your tasks correctly.

When you take a challenge lab, you will not be taught new Google Cloud concepts. You are expected to extend your learned skills, like changing default values and reading and researching error messages to fix your own mistakes.

To score 100% you must successfully complete all tasks within the time period!

This lab is recommended for students enrolled in the Begin with Workspace: Essentials Quest. Are you ready for the challenge?

Setup

Before you click the Start Lab button

Read these instructions. Labs are timed and you cannot pause them. The timer, which starts when you click Start Lab, shows how long Google Cloud resources will be made available to you.

This hands-on lab lets you do the lab activities yourself in a real cloud environment, not in a simulation or demo environment. It does so by giving you new, temporary credentials that you use to sign in and access Google Cloud for the duration of the lab.

To complete this lab, you need:

  • Access to a standard internet browser (Chrome browser recommended).
Note: Use an Incognito or private browser window to run this lab. This prevents any conflicts between your personal account and the Student account, which may cause extra charges incurred to your personal account.
  • Time to complete the lab---remember, once you start, you cannot pause a lab.
Note: If you already have your own personal Google Cloud account or project, do not use it for this lab to avoid extra charges to your account.

Before you click the Start Lab button

Read these instructions. Labs are timed and you cannot pause them. The timer, which starts when you click Start Lab, shows how long lab resources will be made available to you.

This Qwiklabs hands-on lab lets you do the lab activities yourself in a real cloud environment, not in a simulation or demo environment. It does so by giving you new, temporary credentials that you use to sign in and access Gmail for the duration of the lab.

What you need

To complete this lab, you need:

  • Access to a standard internet browser (Chrome browser recommended).

  • Time to complete the lab.

  1. Make sure you are signed into Qwiklabs using an incognito window.

  2. When ready, click start lab button.

    A new panel appears with the temporary credentials that you must use for this lab.

    If you need to pay for the lab, a pop-up will open for you to select your payment method.

  3. Note your lab credentials. You use them to sign in to Gmail for this lab.

    If you use other credentials, you will get errors or incur charges.
  4. Click Open Gmail.

  5. Click Next in the Sign in dialog.

  6. Enter the Qwiklabs provided Password and click Next.

  7. If needed, click Accept to accept the terms.

Gmail opens. Click Get started, and then close any further information windows.

You are now in Gmail, looking at your Inbox.

Challenge scenario

Seeing the rise of remote work and increasingly digitized processes, a company has adopted Google Workspace, a platform that includes all the productivity apps you know and love — Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and many more. Google Workspace provides an environment where employees can create, communicate, and collaborate.

As a new hire to this company, you must configure your Workspace applications so you can create, communicate, and collaborate with your colleagues.

Task 1. Create your signature

One of the first things to set up is your Gmail. Create a Gmail signature with your name, position, and contact information. It should be automatically added whenever you compose a new email.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Create your signature

Task 2. Add out-of-office dates to your calendar

Keeping your Calendar up-to-date helps your colleagues find available time to meet, which makes it easier for your team to manage time effectively. Update your calendar to reflect that you will be out of the office for the next three days attending an orientation event by adding an event to your calendar with the title OOO Orientation.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Add out-of-office dates to your calendar

Task 3. Create a folder in your Google Drive

In Google Drive, create a new folder that you will be able to use to organize project information, such as documents, images, and other files.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Create a folder in your Google Drive

Task 4. Schedule weekly status meetings

In Calendar, to ensure effective collaboration with your other team members, set up a weekly status meeting with your 2 colleagues. Make sure that all the recurring events are the same.

Send invitations to both the Colleague 1 and Colleague 2 email ids listed in the lab information pane when creating this meeting.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Schedule weekly status meetings

Task 5. Create and share a task spreadsheet

In Sheets, create a new blank spreadsheet named Project Task Sheet which includes the following column headers:

  • Tasks
  • Owner
  • Priority
  • Status
  • Comments

Now share this spreadsheet with the same 2 colleagues that you invited to the weekly team meeting.

Use the same Colleague 1 and Colleague 2 email ids listed in the lab information pane for sharing.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Create and share a task spreadsheet

Task 6. Create an AppSheet application

Log in and authenticate to AppSheet as the lab user and create a new AppSheet application. It doesn't matter what type of AppSheet app you select at this stage, and you don't need to create any code for this task, but you must authenticate and create the initial application environment.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Create AppSheet application

Congratulations!

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Finish your Quest

This self-paced lab is part of the Begin with Workspace: Essentials quest. Completing this skill badge quest earns you the badge above, to recognize your achievement. Share your badge on your resume and social platforms, and announce your accomplishment using #GoogleCloudBadge.

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Manual Last Updated: June 3, 2022

Lab Last Tested: May 06, 2022

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