Cloud Architect Learning Path

A Cloud Architect designs, develops, and manages robust, secure, scalable, and dynamic solutions.

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A Cloud Architect designs, develops, and manages robust, secure, scalable, and dynamic solutions. This learning path guides you through a curated collection of on-demand courses, labs, and skill badges that provide you with real-world, hands-on experience using Google Cloud technologies essential to the Cloud Architect role. Once you complete the path, check out the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification to take the next steps in your professional journey.
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01

A Tour of Google Cloud Hands-on Labs

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access_time 45 minutes
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In this first hands-on lab you will access the Google Cloud console and use these basic Google Cloud features: Projects, Resources, IAM Users, Roles, Permissions, and APIs.

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Preparing for your Professional Cloud Architect Journey

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access_time 8 hours
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This course helps learners create a study plan for the PCA (Professional Cloud Architect) certification exam. Learners explore the breadth and scope of the domains covered in the exam. Learners assess their exam readiness and create their individual study plan.

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Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

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access_time 5 hours
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Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure introduces important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud. Through videos and hands-on labs, this course presents and compares many of Google Cloud's computing and storage services, along with important resource and policy management...

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Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation

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access_time 6 hours 45 minutes
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This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution...

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Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services

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access_time 8 hours 15 minutes
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This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution...

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Elastic Google Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation

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access_time 7 hours
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This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including securely interconnecting networks, load...

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Reliable Google Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process

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access_time 16 hours
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This course equips students to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud using proven design patterns. It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Compute Engine or Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine courses and assumes hands-on experience...

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Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine

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access_time 8 hours
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Welcome to the Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine course. If you're interested in Kubernetes, a software layer that sits between your applications and your hardware infrastructure, then you’re in the right place! Google Kubernetes Engine brings you Kubernetes as...

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Logging and Monitoring in Google Cloud

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access_time 8 hours
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This course teaches participants techniques for monitoring and improving infrastructure and application performance in Google Cloud. Using a combination of presentations, demos, hands-on labs, and real-world case studies, attendees gain experience with full-stack monitoring, real-time log management and analysis, debugging...

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Create and Manage Cloud Resources

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access_time 4 hours 45 minutes
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Create and Manage Cloud Resources quest, where you learn how to do the following: Write gcloud commands and use Cloud Shell, create and deploy virtual machines in Compute Engine, run containerized applications on...

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Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud

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access_time 4 hours
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud quest, where you learn how to build and connect storage-centric cloud infrastructure using the basic capabilities of the of the following technologies: Cloud Storage, Identity and...

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Set Up and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud

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access_time 6 hours
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Set Up and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud quest, where you learn multiple ways to deploy and monitor applications including how to: explore IAM rols and add/remove project access, create VPC...

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Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform

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access_time 5 hours 15 minutes
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform course, where you will learn how to write infrastructure as code with Terraform. In this course, you will get hands-on experience building, changing, and destroying infrastructure,...

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Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud

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access_time 7 hours 45 minutes
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud quest, where you will learn how to: use the gcloud CLI tool to set up and configure command features of Cloud Identity and Access Management...

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Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine

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access_time 7 hours 45 minutes
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Optimize Costs for Kubernetes Engine course, where you learn about the following tools and techniques to help optimize resource usage and eliminate unnecessary costs on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE): create and manage a...

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Cloud Architecture: Design, Implement, and Manage

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access_time 6 hours 30 minutes
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Cloud Architecture - Design, Implement, and Manage quest, a unique quest consisting of a series of challenge labs instead of standard hands-on labs. In this quest you will learn how to: deploy a...

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