Create a Secure Data Lake on Cloud Storage: Challenge Lab

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Create a Secure Data Lake on Cloud Storage: Challenge Lab

45 minutes 1 Credit


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

When taking a challenge lab, you won't receive instruction on 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!

Setup and requirements

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. Note: Once the lab environment has been fully provisioned, the tasks will become visible. The tasks that are assigned to you are independent, so you are free to perform the tasks in any order you want.

Challenge scenario

You are just starting your junior data engineer role. So far you have been helping teams understand and assign required permissions to users, and create a secure data lake on Cloud Storage.

You are expected to have the skills and knowledge for these tasks.

Your challenge

You are asked to help a newly formed development team with some of their initial work on creating a secure data lake. You have been asked to create a secure data lake on Cloud Storage and Big Query Dataset you receive the following request to complete the following tasks:

For each time when you start the lab, you get different tasks and you need to perform it accordingly to learn the concept of the data lake.

  • Ensure that any needed APIs (such as Dataplex API) are successfully enabled.
  • Create all resources in the and , unless otherwise directed.
  • Each task is described in detail below, good luck!

    Note: You've been assigned random tasks from the set of tasks. Please reference this Form ID: and respective Task Number while reporting any issues, requesting assistance with these tasks or providing any feedback.

    Task 1

    Click Check my progress to verify the objective.

    Verify Task

    Task 2

    Click Check my progress to verify the objective.

    Verify Task

    Task 3

    Click Check my progress to verify the objective.

    Verify Task

    Task 4

    Click Check my progress to verify the objective.

    Verify Task


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    Manual Last Updated January 30, 2024

    Lab Last Tested January 30, 2024

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