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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 5 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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04

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 10 hours 30 minutes
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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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08

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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09

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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10

Observability in Google Cloud

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access_time 24 hours
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Welcome to the second part of the two part course, Observability in Google Cloud. This course is all about application performance management tools, including Error Reporting, Cloud Trace, and Cloud Profiler.

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11

Implement Load Balancing on Compute Engine

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access_time 3 hours 30 minutes
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Complete the introductory Implement Load Balancing on Compute Engine skill badge to demonstrate skills in the following: writing gcloud commands and using Cloud Shell, creating and deploying virtual machines in Compute Engine, and configuring network and HTTP load balancers. A...

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12

Set Up an App Dev Environment on Google Cloud

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access_time 4 hours
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Set Up an App Dev Environment on Google Cloud course, where you learn how to build and connect storage-centric cloud infrastructure using the basic capabilities of the of the following technologies: Cloud Storage,...

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13

Develop your Google Cloud Network

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access_time 6 hours
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Develop your Google Cloud Network course, where you learn multiple ways to deploy and monitor applications including how to: explore IAM rols and add/remove project access, create VPC networks, deploy and monitor Compute...

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14

Build Infrastructure with Terraform on Google Cloud

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access_time 5 hours 15 minutes
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Complete the intermediate Build Infrastructure with Terraform on Google Cloud skill badge to demonstrate skills in the following: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles using Terraform, provisioning and managing Google Cloud resources with Terraform configurations, effective state management (local and remote),...

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15

Set Up a Google Cloud Network

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access_time 7 hours 45 minutes
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Earn a skill badge by completing the Set Up a Google Cloud Network course, where you will learn how to: Set IAM features with the gcloud CLI tool; deploy and scale a web app on Google Compute Engine; provision a...

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Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine

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access_time 7 hours 45 minutes
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Complete the intermediate Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine skill badge to demonstrate skills in the following: creating and managing multi-tenant clusters, monitoring resource usage by namespace, configuring cluster and pod autoscaling for efficiency, setting up load balancing for optimal...

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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 to demonstrate skills in the following: deploy a publicly accessible website using Apache web servers, configure a Compute Engine VM using startup scripts, configure secure RDP using...

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